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Aug 23, 2012

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,…

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Websites accused of collecting kids' online data

Aug 23, 2012
A group of consumer advocate organization says some big name companies are violating kids' online privacy laws.

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.

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