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Apple’s security changes to in-app purchases praised by lawmakers

Apple’s move to tighten security for in-app purchases on the iPhone and iPad drew intitial praise from lawmakers who had previously expressed concerns that consumers, particularly children, were being harmed with accidental charges. But lamakers said tech and wireless firms need to do more to ensure consumers are protected from vague and confusing billing.

By Cecilia Kang  | March 11, 2011; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Apple, Kids Online, Mobile  
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Apple changes purchases policy to protect kids on iPad, iPhone games

Apple said Thursday that it changed its policy for how purchases can be made within applications on the iPhone and iPad, an attempt to protect users, particularly children, from accidentally racking up iTunes charges.

By Cecilia Kang  | March 10, 2011; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Apple, Consumers, FTC, Gaming, Kids Online  
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The Circuit: Assange can be extradited, Apple succession proposal fails, Disney buys kids' social network

The Circuit: Assange can be extradited, Apple succession proposal fails, Disney buys kids' social network

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 24, 2011; 8:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Apple, Kids Online, Microsoft, Mobile, Social media, intellectual property  
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The Circuit: Huawei wins injunction, Netflix and CBS team up, Google revises SSN policy for kids

The Circuit: Huawei wins injunction, Netflix and CBS team up, Google revises SSN policy for kids

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 23, 2011; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Digital Divide, FTC, Kids Online, Online Anthropology, Online Video, Privacy  
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The Circuit: WikiLeaks and Anonymous, Google executive released, Intel resumes shipping chips

The Circuit: WikiLeaks and Anonymous, Google executive released, Intel resumes shipping Sandy Bridge

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 8, 2011; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Consumers, Google, International, Kids Online, cyber security  
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The Circuit: An introduction and this morning's tech news

Good morning! We're trying out something new at PostTech -- a morning roundup of tech news you want to know from the weekend or overnight. The morning digests will come from Hayley Tsukayama, also a new addition to PostTech....

By Hayley Tsukayama  | December 13, 2010; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Apple, Comcast, Consumers, FCC, FTC, Facebook, Google, Kids Online, Microsoft, Mobile, Net Neutrality, Privacy, Social media, Verizon, Yahoo  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Teens text every 10 minutes, Nielsen says, Cecilia Kang , October 14, 2010
Group to rate apps for online safety, Cecilia Kang , February 26, 2010
YouTube launches filter for online safety, Cecilia Kang , February 10, 2010
 
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