Marketplace Tech Report for Thursday, August 23, 2012
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A group of consumer advocate organizations has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that several companies, including McDonald's and General Mills, are violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. There are concerns about email swapping among children, and what happens to the children's email addresses that are collected by companies. And for the most part, children aren't aware of the security issues that come with browsing the Internet.