Hayley Tsukayama reports:
Iron Man, Captain America and Spider-Man greet visitors to Disney’s MarvelKids.com Web site, but parents may be surprised to learn that these superheroes may also open the door to tools that track their children’s activities across the Web, according to federal complaints to be filed Wednesday.
The filings with the Federal Trade Commission accuse Disney’s Marvel subsidiary, as well as the Japanese firm Sanrio, of flouting new privacy rules for children by collecting personal information from users without verifying that they’re older than 13.
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In other news concerning kids online, the FTC is seeking public comment on a proposed verifiable parental consent method that IVeriFly, Inc., has submitted for Commission approval under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.