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As Zoom classes take over during the pandemic, edtech companies provide a lifeline, but only for schools and parents willing to surrender their students’ privacy

The rapid shift to virtual learning this spring has blurred the line between students’ homes and schools, immediately sparking privacy scandals like “Zoom bombing.” But the new school year has brought new and unexpected side effects, like parents appearing on screen intoxicated or nude and school officials calling the police […]
As Zoom classes take over during the pandemic, edtech companies provide a lifeline, but only for schools and parents willing to surrender their students’ privacy
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YouTube just overhauled its rules for children’s content, and it could have a major impact on both creators and the company’s business

YouTube announced Monday that it is rolling out changes to revamp its policies surrounding children’s content. The changes were announced last September, after YouTube’s parent company Google paid $US170 million to settle the Federal Trade Commission’s allegations that its content had violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The […]
YouTube just overhauled its rules for children’s content, and it could have a major impact on both creators and the company’s business
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Google will pay $170 million to settle allegations that YouTube illegally collected kids’ data without their parents consent

The Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday it had settled with Google, YouTube’s parent company, for $US170 million. YouTube has been under investigation for allegedly violating children’s privacy laws by collecting the data of children under the age of 13 without their parents’ consent. The settlement also calls for YouTube to […]
Google will pay $170 million to settle allegations that YouTube illegally collected kids’ data without their parents consent
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YouTube reportedly agrees to pay up to $200 million in FTC settlement

Google has reportedly agreed to pay a fine of between $US150 and $US200 million to the Federal Trade Commission as a part of a settlement agreement. FTC officials have been investigating whether YouTube violated children’s privacy laws with its business practices. In addition to the fine, YouTube could be required […]
YouTube reportedly agrees to pay up to $200 million in FTC settlement