How YouTube is changing what it shows kids

[ad_1] Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons arrives for a news conference at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, to announce that Google’s video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children’s personal data without their parents’ consent. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) YouTube is changing what it […]

YouTube to pay $170M fine after violating kids' privacy law

[ad_1] This March 20, 2018, file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. Google’s video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children’s personal data without their parents’ consent. The Federal Trade Commission fined Google $136 million and the company will pay an additional $34 million to […]

YouTube settles FTC complaint for at least $150M

[ad_1] This March 20, 2018, file photo shows the YouTube app on an iPad in Baltimore. A published report says Google will pay more than $150 million to settle a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission over how it treats information from children on its video streaming site, YouTube. Politico reported Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 […]

Google to settle YouTube child privacy violations for up to $200 million

[ad_1] The FTC approved the fine last month, but this is the first time the dollar amount has been reported. At the moment, details on the other terms of the settlement are unavailable. Just last week, we learned that YouTube is allegedly planning to ban targeted ads on videos aimed at children. It’s unclear if […]

YouTube will stop displaying exact follower counts in September

[ad_1] Abbreviated public subscriber counts are gradually rolling out starting next week. We heard a lot of feedback from the community following our announcement in May – we’ve updated our original post with more info here https://t.co/YHRfW7JlDr — TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) August 29, 2019 When the change was first announced, YouTube said it was hoping to […]

Influencer, celebrity, journalist? Teens are turning to YouTube for news, survey shows

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The results are in: Teens turn to YouTube to keep up with current events instead of established news organizations. More than 75% of teens 13- to 17-year-olds say it’s important to them to follow current events, yet over half of them get their news from YouTube and social media platforms […]

YouTube needs 'new set of rules and laws': executive

[ad_1] In this file photo taken on June 28, 2013 a webcam is positioned in front of YouTube’s logo in Paris. Millions of children regularly use YouTube to watch video game tutorials, television shows and even to watch random people unbox new toys. But consumer and child protection groups are worried that the Google-owned video […]