Daily Archives: September 11, 2013
The other side of COPPA
In an effort to remain relevant in a rapidly evolving digital industry and to protect children under 13, the US Federal Trade Commission has amended its COPPA rules—which came into effect on July 1—to include online services such as social networks, ...
Short but good post from ThirdParent. Two sites concern me the most in this post. First, it’s very hard not to see porn on tumblr. If it isn’t illegal it’s OK it seems. Yahoo buying it has toned things down a bit buy restricting certain search terms but your kid might become more familiar than you want them to be with hard core stuff on tumblr. On the other hand, how can you really stop them from going there?
Snapchat like any chat system gives me concerns. A lot of time chats are posted on social media sites which means you have no idea who is going to show up. Also, real time chats with strangers is a good way to be harassed or bullied so kids should be told to block anyone that is getting out of control. A bully wants attention. If you fight them online then they already won because they got that attention and distracted from whatever you wanted to accomplish.
At least a handful of times per week, I have a conversation with another parent about what ThirdParent does, why it’s important and how that other parent thinks about what her kids are doing on the internet and social media.
This is a real good Q&A that I invite you to read.
Written By: Tim Kridel
More than half of app users have uninstalled or decided to not install an app due to concerns about personal information, according to a recent Pew Internet Project survey. If that isn’t motivation enough to protect customer privacy, consider the growing number of federal and state laws penalizing breaches.
But how can developers determine which laws apply? And what about industry best practices such as those from the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and CTIA – The Wireless Association? We spoke with Alan Chapell, co-chair of the MMA’s privacy and advocacy committee, about what developers need to know to protect customer privacy — and, in the process, their app’s market potential.