Complaint from US watchdog: YouTube illegally collects data on childrenz from US watchdog: YouTube illegally collects data on children

Complaint from US watchdog: YouTube illegally collects data on childrenz from US watchdog: YouTube illegally collects data on children

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Complaint filed with US watchdog which mentions that youtube illegally collects data on children. A coalition of 23 child advocacy, consumer and privacy groups have filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission alleging that Google is violating child protection laws by collecting personal data of and advertising to those aged under 13. The […]

Mozilla vs. Amazon regarding kids privacy protection

Mozilla vs. Amazon regarding kids privacy protection

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Mozilla calls on Amazon to present its privacy information more clearly for the Echo Dot Kids Edition. Amazon’s product page for its new Echo Dot Kids Edition doesn’t mention the words “privacy” or “data.” Mozilla thinks it should. The e-commerce company last month introduced the new, child-friendly Echo device, powered by an Alexa voice assistant that was modified for kids ages 5 to […]

9 baby monitors wide open to hacks that expose users’ most private moments

9 baby monitors wide open to hacks that expose users’ most private moments

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Despite its ubiquity, Internet of Things security still isn’t ready for prime time. The security of Internet-connected baby monitors got a failing grade from researchers who found critical vulnerabilities in all nine of the models they reviewed. The weaknesses make it possible for hackers half a world away to perform a host of nefarious actions. […]