Guantanamo Bay Barbie
Just stick all the CEO's in there for a few months, then maybe they'll get it.
A group of toy and children's entertainment giants have been lightly fined for letting advertisers illegally track kids online. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a group of state Attorneys General (AGs) have told Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro, and JumpStart to cough up some change for multiple violations of the Children's …
I do not want to be
-Tracked by you or anyone. Privacy is important and I don't want you of Facebook invading it.
-See any form of Advertising unless I specifically ask for it which will be never in a million years.
-Have my life in your AI
In return, I promise not to use any of your so called 'free' services.
Then up yours.
Google is a monopoly even though they haven't been declared a monopoly.
They can track you now without using cookies.
But the scariest thing was a friend was surfing the web on his phone and when he walked in to his bathroom to use the throne, he got served an ad for toilet paper. I kid you not.
...then does anybody reading the thread about privacy in regard to Google's tracking still think that it's OK to let them get on with it?
Or to put it another way, no matter how cynical and suspicious some of us may be about Google's behaviour, that's nothing to how cynical we ought to be if even toy companies act like this.
... Lego games on the Play Store push kids (or rather, their parents using the power of the kid nagging) into opening a Lego ID after every play and there doesn't seem any way around it apart from exiting and opening the app again.
So I'll show him how to to exit and open the app again.
Bloody stalkers on the Internet. They're everywhere.
"collecting and sharing such information on users under the age of 13 is a violation of COPPA."
So, collecting the data is illegal ?
"Under the terms of the settlements, the companies will all agree to place additional oversight on their third-party advertisers, including regular scans to monitor how advertisers are collecting data and background checks for ad partners.
The sites will also be required to keep detailed accounts of how data is collected and provide that information to parents upon request."
and apart from a small fine, they are going to be allowed to continue "collecting data" - though they need to document what they collect.
So, having been found guilty of collecting data illegally, they are allowed to carry on ? If it was me, I'd have shut down the servers collecting the data as well as banning the sale of the "toys" that were "collecting data". That'll teach 'em !!
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