Jul 172014
 July 17, 2014  Posted by  Business, Court, Online, Youth & Schools

Rose Bouboushian reports:

Consumers may amend claims that Google and Viacom violate children’s privacy by using cookies to track their Internet use and target them for ads, a federal judge ruled.

U.S. District Judge Stanley Chesler in in Newark, N.J., presides over the multidistrict litigation against Google and Viacom, the parent company of MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon, among others.

One early class action alleged that the defendants secretly placed a doubleclick.net cookie “id” on the computers of children who registered and created profiles on Viacom-operated websites like nick.com, nickjr.com, and neopets.com.

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