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August 15, 2018

Congress Considering $95 Million for Study of Technology's Effects on Children

The Children and Media Research Advancement Act has bipartisan support and the backing of both industry and advocates. But previous versions have languished in Congress.

August 07, 2018

Cyberattacks During FCC's 'Net Neutrality' Fight? Didn't Happen, Agency Now Says

During its contentious debate over net neutrality, the FCC said its public comment system was slowed by cyberattacks. Now the agency says those claims were unfounded.

May 15, 2018

FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal to Take Effect June 11, Worrying Schools

School and library advocates, along with Democrats in the U.S. Senate, are engaged in a last-ditch effort to prevent the Restoring Internet Freedom Order from taking effect.

April 13, 2018

Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says

More than half of 5,855 Android apps in the 'Designed for Families' section of the Google Play store potentially violated COPPA, a team of computer-science researchers found.

April 13, 2018

YouTube Accused of Targeting Children With Ads, Violating Federal Privacy Law

Consumer advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that YouTube has used children's personal information to target ads.

April 11, 2018

In U.S. House Hearing, Zuckerberg Responds to Data Collection on Minors

House members press Facebook CEO to explain why the company continues to collect data on minors and to stop creating "shadow profiles."

April 10, 2018

Zuckerberg Promises Changes at Facebook, But Impact on K-12 Unclear

Ed-tech apps could be part of a sweeping Facebook investigation, and the company's CEO defended its products for children while downplaying concerns about "tech addiction" during U.S. Senate testimony.

April 04, 2018

Students' Home Internet, Computer Access: 10 Numbers to Know

Home access to digital resources is widespread, but inequities persist based on race, income, family education level, and geography, concludes a report from the U.S. Department of Education.

March 20, 2018

Melania Trump Hosts Tech Companies for Cyberbullying Roundtable Discussion

"I'm well aware that people are skeptical of me discussing this topic," said the first lady.

January 30, 2018

Student-Data-Privacy Debate Comes to U.S. House (Again)

The House education and workforce committee heard from a panel of experts divided over how to balance stronger privacy protections with the desire for better evidence.

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