Ubergizmo: iOS Bug Lets Kids Bypass Parental Controls

Ubergizmo: iOS Bug Lets Kids Bypass Parental Controls. “…it seems that in the latest update to iOS, which is iOS 13.3, there is a bug within the update that might have rendered one of the new features useless. The new feature in question, called Communication Limits, is designed to help parents limit who their kids talk to, especially strangers who are not on their contacts list.”

Tubefilter: YouTube Asks The FTC To Give Creators Clearer COPPA Guidelines Ahead Of Jan. 1 Enforcement

Tubefilter: YouTube Asks The FTC To Give Creators Clearer COPPA Guidelines Ahead Of Jan. 1 Enforcement. “YouTube has contacted the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in an apparent attempt to mitigate the potential income losses and legal trouble creators could suffer if a COPPAcalypse comes to pass. What’s a COPPAcalypse? Well, it all stems from YouTube’s recent $170 million settlement with the FTC, where the agency determined there is an unknown number of children under the age of 13 watching content on YouTube with accounts that appear to belong to users over 13. This means they’re being treated as if they’re over 13 — so, their personal data is being collected and then (primarily) used to deliver personalized ads, which is a blatant violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, aka COPPA.”

Cartoon Brew: A New Youtube Rule Is Threatening Animation Content Creators. Here’s What You Need To Know About COPPA.

Cartoon Brew: A New Youtube Rule Is Threatening Animation Content Creators. Here’s What You Need To Know About COPPA.. “In the past week, social media has been abuzz with talk about ‘COPPA,’ a law with potentially huge ramifications for Youtubers who create kids’ content — and indeed animators in general. Here’s what we know.”

The Verge: YouTube’s new kids’ content system has creators scrambling

The Verge: YouTube’s new kids’ content system has creators scrambling. “On Tuesday afternoon, YouTube formally announced its plan to have creators label any videos of theirs that may appeal to children. In January 2020, if creators mark a video is directed at kids, data collection will be blocked for all viewers, resulting in lower ad revenue and the loss of some of the platform’s most popular features, including comments and end screens. It’s a major change in how YouTube works, and has left some creators clueless as to whether they’re subject to the new rules.”

ReviewGeek: Spotify’s New Kid’s App Curates Your Children’s Music So You Don’t Have To

ReviewGeek: Spotify’s New Kid’s App Curates Your Children’s Music So You Don’t Have To. “Spotify is testing a new Kid’s app for Premium Family subscribers, and it might save your sanity. The standalone app will feature human-curated music, playlists, and kid-friendly graphics. All while keeping music your little ones aren’t ready for out of sight.”

OpenGov Asia: New website to provide Australians with a safer online experience

OpenGov Asia: New website to provide Australians with a safer online experience. “The national online hub provides comprehensive online education resources and tools to report harmful content. This will promote safer, more positive online experiences and help Australians learn more about safeguarding themselves and their children from online harms.”