Privacy for All bill, was introduced by Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) with the support of more than 30 privacy groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union of California, Common Sense Kids Action, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It would bring the state law closer in line with GDPR, creating an “opt-in” option for consumers and stronger protections against “pay for privacy” practices that some say target black and Latino communities. … [Read more...] about California has become a battleground for the protection of consumer privacy rules
Common sense kids action
A collection of children's and privacy rights groups is accusing Facebook of intentionally duping kids into running up charges for playing games on the social network without their parents knowledge. Organizations including Common Sense Media and the Center for Digital Democracy on Thursday filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, calling on the regulator to investigate whether Facebook violated consumer and privacy laws protecting minors. "Facebook's exploitative practices targeted a population universally recognized as vulnerable -- young people," the coalition of 17 groups said in the complaint.The action is the latest targeting Facebook, which is already under investigation for reportedly sharing data of tens of millions of Facebook users with political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica.The call for an FTC probe comes after a court approved a request by the Center for Investigative Reporting to unseal documents from a class-action lawsuit against Facebook … [Read more...] about Advocates say Facebook tricked kids into in-game purchases
By Levi Sumagaysay | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 29, 2019 at 7:10 am | UPDATED: January 29, 2019 at 7:26 am Facebook is facing pressure from lawmakers and advocacy groups after a report about its handling of kids who ran up huge bills from playing games on its platform. Two Democratic senators want answers. And child- and privacy-advocacy groups are asking Facebook to shut down Messenger Kids immediately, calling the company “unfit to create platforms or products for kids.” Reveal reported that Facebook knowingly allowed children to rack up huge bills on their parents’ credit cards for playing games on its platform. Although the company settled a class-action lawsuit about the practice in 2016, court documents unsealed at the request of Reveal show internal memos in which Facebook employees discussed the issue. Reveal reported that Facebook, worried about losing revenue, chose not to act on its knowledge about what … [Read more...] about Facebook under fire from senators, advocacy groups over its ‘duping’ of kid gamers
By John Wildermuth Published 4:00 am PST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 California Gov. Gavin Newsom presents his first state budget, a $209 billion fiscal blueprint that has plenty to delight his progressive backers. California Gov. Gavin Newsom presents his first state budget, a $209 billion fiscal blueprint that has plenty to delight his progressive backers. Photo: Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press Photo: Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 California Gov. Gavin Newsom presents his first state budget, a $209 billion fiscal blueprint that has plenty to delight his progressive backers. California Gov. Gavin Newsom presents his first state budget, a $209 billion fiscal blueprint that has plenty to delight his progressive backers. … [Read more...] about Gov. Newsom angers no one with budget, puts off big fights for another day
In America’s children, we often see hope for a better future, especially when it comes to reducing racism. Each new generation of white people, the thinking goes, will naturally and inevitably be more open-minded and tolerant than previous ones. But do we have any reason to believe this? Should we have faith that today’s white kids will help make our society less racist and more equitable? Previous research has had mixed findings. So in order to explore more fully what white kids think about race, I went straight to the source: white children themselves. In my new book, “White Kids: Growing Up with Privilege in a Racially Divided America,” I explore how 36 white, affluent kids think and talk about race, racism, privilege and inequality in their everyday lives. THE LIMITATIONS OF SURVEY DATA Before beginning my research, I looked at what previous studies on the racial attitudes of young white people had found. According to some researchers, we do have reason … [Read more...] about Are today’s white kids less racist than their grandparents?