A Trail of Clicks, Culminating in Conflict
Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 06/11/2012 23:02
Washington is pushing Silicon Valley on children's privacy, and Silicon Valley is pushing back.
Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter have all objected to portions of a federal effort to strengthen online privacy protections for children. In addition, media giants like Viacom and Disney, cable operators, marketing associations, technology groups and a trade group representing toy makers are arguing that the Federal Trade Commission's proposed rule changes seem so onerous that, rather than enhance online protections for children, they threaten to deter companies from offering children's Web sites and services altogether.