YouTube to spend $100M on original children’s content – gpgmail

Creators of child-directed content will be financially impacted by the changes required by the FTC settlement, YouTube admitted today. The settlement will end the use of children’s personal data for ad-targeting purposes, the FTC said. To address creators’ concerns over their businesses, YouTube also announced a $100 million fund to invest in original children’s content. […]

YouTube creators may also be held liable for COPPA violations, following FTC settlement – gpgmail

The FTC is imposing a historic fine of $170 million for YouTube’s violation of the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The settlement agreement will put increased responsibility on both YouTube and the content creators themselves to properly identify any child-directed content on the platform, as YouTube is now prohibited from collecting personal data […]

Ahead of FTC ruling, YouTube Kids is getting a website – gpgmail

Ahead of the official announcement of an FTC settlement which could force YouTube to direct under-13-year-old users to a separate experience for YouTube’s kid-friendly content, the company has quietly announced plans to launch its YouTube Kids service on the web. Previously, parents would have to download the YouTube Kids app to a mobile device in […]

Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo Will Require Loot Box Drop Rate Disclosures

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Loot boxes have been controversial since they were introduced. That controversy was turbo-charged back in 2017, when EA and DICE decided to make the entire economy of Star Wars Battlegrounds II entirely dependent on randomized loot box drops and insanely […]

FTC Toadies for Equifax, Begs Citizens to Register for Largely Worthless Credit Monitoring

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In theory, organizations like the FTC exist to safeguard United States citizens. In practice, all too often, these organizations are far more beholden to the companies they supposedly regulate than the citizens whose rights they protect. Last week, the FTC […]