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Congress could require a car alarm for kids left inside

In the past 20 years, more than 800 children have died of heatstroke in cars in the US. Now, a group of lawmakers wants to require alerts that would remind parents to check for children in the backseat before exiting … Read the rest of this entry

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Chinese school uses facial recognition to make kids pay attention

Civilian surveillance in China has seen a boom in recent times, with facial recognition leading the charge in the technologies used to keep tabs on the population. Police are scanning travelers with facial recognition glasses, authorities are using t… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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Lawmakers want to know how Amazon protects Echo Dot Kids users

Amazon's Echo Dot and its accompanying version of Alexa for kids called FreeTime raised eyebrows and questions about children's privacy from the start. Now, Sen. Edward J. Markey (Massachusetts) and Rep. Joe Barton (Texas) want to know what the e-com… … Read the rest of this entry

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YouTube adds more rigorous parental controls to its Kids app

Google and YouTube have been struggling with how to let kids watch videos without also exposing them to inappropriate content. Even the YouTube Kids app has suggested not-for-kids conspiracy theory videos. In response, the video platform started look… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Study finds over 3,300 Android apps improperly tracking kids

There's little doubt that mobile apps sometimes overstep their bounds by collecting more data from kids than the law allows. But how often does that happen? It might be more than you think. Researchers using an automated testing process have … Read the rest of this entry

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Facebook search briefly suggested sexual content involving kids

Yesterday, Facebook users reported that the website's search function began suggesting autofills of their searches that included sexually explicit phrases. After typing "videos of," the predictive search feature suggested phrases like "videos of sexu… Engadget RSS Feed

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BBC game helps kids lead the fight against fake news

The BBC wants the news consumers of tomorrow to understand and identify fake news, and has launched a game to help them do exactly that. The game, called BBC iReporter, puts young people in the shoes of a newbie BBC … Read the rest of this entry

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Netflix test turns kids into binge scouts, rewards TV time with badges

Netflix is currently testing a feature that lets kids collect "patches" for watching shows, Variety reports. Those included in the test see red locks on children's shows that can get them a patch, which they can then earn by watching … Read the rest of this entry

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TalkTalk’s made a simple circular TV remote just for kids

It's never been easier to keep the kids entertained. YouTube, the BBC, Sky, Virgin Media, Disney and more all have apps dedicated to shows for the little ones, and parents can trust everything on there is age-appropriate. TalkTalk has been … Read the rest of this entry

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YouTube’s fake news course has reached just 500 kids

You've got to hand it to YouTube: despite overwhelming odds, Google's video wing keeps pushing through with its Internet Citizens program. By its count, the video service has educated some 500 people about the dangers of misleading or outright fake … Read the rest of this entry

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