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Google is Building a Safer Web for Kids Younger Than 13


Children under the age of 13 are a massive and relatively untapped market for internet companies due to federal privacy laws, but now Google is ready to risk those treacherous legal waters in order to sign them up. According to the Information (subscription required), Google is preparing features like a kid-safe version of YouTube and a parental dashboard in order to attract more kids onto its sprawling web platform, which also includes products like Gmail and Chrome. Such moves by Google would echo similar initiatives by Facebook, which has reportedly been experimenting with “under-13 features” since at least 2012. For the internet giants, signing up the under-13 crowd is a big opportunity, in part because millions of young people reportedly use their services under false credentials already.

Read the full story at Giga OM, and the original report at The Information (paywall).

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.