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YouTube reportedly considered screening all YouTube Kids videos

YouTube paid the FTC a $ 170 million fine this year, which was pocket change for Google. However, the charge of violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act will remain a very costly stain on its reputation. In fact, things … Read the rest of this entry

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Paul McCartney’s adventure novel for kids is becoming a Netflix movie

Paul McCartney is about to have much more of a presence on Netflix than the occasional documentary or Beatles homage. Netflix and Gaumont are producing an animated movie based on McCartney's children's adventure novel High in the Clouds, which was … Read the rest of this entry

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Hitting the Books: Stop pranking your kids to impress Jimmy Kimmel

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology … Read the rest of this entry

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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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