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Companies resist proposal to strengthen online privacy protections for children

By Laura Devaney
November 6th, 2012

Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter have all objected to portions of a federal effort to strengthen online privacy protections for children, reports The New York Times. In addition, media giants like Viacom and Disney, cable operators, marketing associations, technology groups, and a trade group representing toy makers are arguing that the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed rule changes seem so onerous that, rather than enhance online protections for children, they threaten to deter companies from offering children’s websites and services altogether…

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Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the eSchool News Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Laura interned at eSchool Media while attending UMD, and upon graduating, Laura was lucky enough to join the eSchool Media team. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, BYOD trends, equity in broadband access, and special education. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, boating, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura