Sep 182010
 
 September 18, 2010  Online, Youth & Schools

Steve Stecklow reports:

A Wall Street Journal investigation into online privacy has found that popular children’s websites install more tracking technologies on personal computers than do the top websites aimed at adults.

The Journal examined 50 sites popular with U.S. teens and children to see what tracking tools they installed on a test computer. As a group, the sites placed 4,123 “cookies,” “beacons” and other pieces of tracking technology. That is 30% more than were found in an analysis of the 50 most popular U.S. sites overall, which are generally aimed at adults.

Read more in the Wall Street Journal.

Related: Ian Geldard sent in this link to an article by Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, also in the WSJ: “How to Protect Your Child’s Privacy Online.”

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