Microsoft Corp. has agreed to make changes to its Kids Passport service, an online system that seeks to obtain parental consent before allowing web sites to collect and disclose the names, addresses, and online identities of children. The software giant's decision came after one watchdog agency's report claimed the company misrepresented itself to parents. eSchool News first broke the story in August 2001.

The Children's Advertising Review Unit (CARU), a division of the Better Business Bureau that monitors certain web sites for compliance under its own regulatory guidelines and those imposed by the Children's Online


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