The backlog of student-privacy complaints from parents goes back years, an audit found, and the department lacks basic controls and procedures.
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October 01, 2018
Critics say a 2017 order approved by the FCC that dismantled net neutrality could stymie the flow of online content to K-12 schools.
August 15, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.