Google reaches $170M settlement with FTC – gpgmail

The Daily Crunch is gpgmail’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Children’s privacy costs just $170 million for Google in settlement with the FTC The complaint from the Federal Trade Commission and […]

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 […]

Children’s privacy costs just $170 million for Google in settlement with the FTC – gpgmail

The Federal Trade Commission has set a price on children’s privacy online and the going rate is $170 million. That’s how much Google will have to pay under the terms of a settlement agreement to end investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General into YouTube’s alleged collection of children’s personal […]

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 […]

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 […]