Thursday, September 07, 2006

Xanga fined for letting kids under 13 get accounts

FTC fines Xanga for violating kids' privacy
$1 million penalty against social networking site is largest under 1998 law

MSNBC, Posted Sept 7, 2006, :
By Bob Sullivan, Technology correspondent

Excerpt: "In its complaint, the FTC alleged that Xanga, a rival to the popular, allegedly permitted creation of 1.7 million accounts by users who submitted birthdays indicating they were under 13. Collecting personal information from anyone under 13 without parental consent is a violation of the children's protection act, or COPPA, which was passed by Congress in 1998."


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