May 102023
 May 10, 2023  Posted by  Laws, Online, U.S., Youth & Schools

Tonya Riley reports: Lawmakers in Washington and in statehouses around the country are seeking to compel tech companies to prove the age of their users, part of a growing national effort to better protect young children from the harms of the internet. But requiring age-verifying technology to keep teenagers away [Read More…]

May 082023
 May 8, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Online, U.S., Youth & Schools

Elizabeth Doran reports:  A 24-year-old Van Buren man has been accused of extorting Central New York children after he hacked into their social media and stole naked photos of them, police said. The man targeted kids attending Pine Grove Middle School in the East Syracuse Minoa School district, police said. [Read More…]

May 042023
 May 4, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, Laws, Online, U.S.

Christopher Brown reports: Google LLC defeated a proposed class action alleging it retained information about users’ video-watching histories in violation of video-privacy laws in New York and Minnesota. Neither of the laws on which the plaintiffs based their claims—the New York Video Consumer Privacy Act and the Minnesota Video Privacy [Read More…]