Three young girls use the internet.
Three young girls use the internet. - 
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A new bill passed in California aims to protect minors from having a permanent record of photos and phrases they might regret. The law signed this week will take effect starting in 2015. It requires website operators to erase posts by the minors who request it. It'll also deliver more restrictions for product advertisements that minors will see online. But the bill does not require websites to delete posts from their servers or delete re-posts by a third party. 

Janell Burley Hofmann, a mother of five who also teaches technology workshops, joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss. 

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