Proposed Law Would Require YouTube and Netflix to Do More to Protect Kids Online

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has introduced new legislation that would require YouTube and Netflix to do more to protect children from viewing sex, violence, and drugs on their streaming services. The proposed law, called the Kids Internet Design and Safety Act, aims to update children’s media regulations, which date back to 1990 and are focused […]

Facebook Once Again Under Fire for In-App Purchases Made by Children

A coalition of 17 privacy and children’s organizations has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook for allowing children to make unauthorized in-app purchases. “This is really straight-forward,” said Jim Steyer, CEO of Common Sense Media, a children’s advocacy group that signed the complaint. “The FTC needs to do its job and protect families […]