FTC Proposes Stronger Protections on Children’s Privacy

The rule would require targeted advertising to be off by default. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed modifications to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule),…

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District Judge Upholds Texas TikTok Ban on State Devices

He rules that restrictions on government devices do not violate the First Amendment. District Judge Robert Pitman upheld Texas’ state ban on the use of TikTok on government…

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Meta Reattempts Court Block of FTC Data Use Agreement

The judge will hear the case regarding the private data of minors on January 29. D.C. District Court Judge Randall Moss has announced that he would hear arguments…

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Tech CEOs to Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Subpoenas were issued for the January 31 hearing regarding online child exploitation. The chief executives of top tech companies have responded to subpoenas issued by the Senate Judiciary…

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Federal Judge Rules FTC Can Restrict Meta’s Private Data Use

The company sought to have the dispute with the Federal Trade Commission transferred to the court. The District of Columbia U.S. District Court denied a motion filed by…

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CEOs of Discord, Snap, and X Subpoenaed for Child Exploitation Hearing

Senate Judiciary Committee investigates the role of social media companies The Senate Judiciary Committee announced on Monday that the CEOs of Discord, Snap, and X, formerly known as…

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FTC Warns Groups and Influencers Who Promoted Aspartame or Sugar

The entities and individuals did not adequately disclose they were compensated by the industry. The Federal Trade Commission sent warning letters to trade associations, registered dieticians, and other…

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Senate Committees Hold Closed Meeting on Online Influences

DNI officials brief legislators on foreign powers swaying public opinion through social media such as TikTok. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence held a closed-door meeting…

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Supreme Court Hears Social Media Free Speech Cases

Justices question whether or not the responsibility is on public officials to identify the nature of their accounts. The justices of the Supreme Court heard arguments in two…

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House Committee Investigates DHS Hiring Former PLO Operative

The official has been placed on administrative leave. The House Homeland Security Committee has opened an investigation into an asylum adjudication officer in the Department of Homeland Security…

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