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FTC fines YouTube $170M over privacy violations

FTC fines YouTube $170M over privacy violations


WE ARE STILL UP OVER 200 POINTS.>>>TWO ITEMS ON GOOGLE. IT SETTLED WITH THE FTC FOR $170 MILLION OVER VIOLATIONS OF CHILDREN’S PRIVACY LAWS. THEN SEPARATELY, THERE’S A NEW ANTITRUST PROBE FROM STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL, A COUPLE DOZEN OF THEM. LET’S START WITH THAT. SUSAN: THIS IS THE LARGEST AMOUNT THE FTC HAS EVER FINED ANY COMPANY WHEN IT COMES TO VIOLATING THE CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT, AND THIS BASICALLY REQUIRES THAT IF YOU ARE GOING TO TRACK DATA, EXTEND DATA AND GET DATA FROM CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13 ON THE INTERNET, YOU BASICALLY NEED PARENTAL APPROVAL. THIS COMPLAINT ALLEGES THAT YOUTUBE USES COOKIES WHICH TRACK WHERE YOU MOVE AND GO ON THE INTERNET, THEY TRACK CHILDREN ON THE INTERNET AND TARGETED ADS TOWARDS THEM, MAKING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN THE PROCESS. NOW, THIS IS THE LARGEST FINE EVER SINCE THE LAW WAS ENACTED IN 1998. LOT OF PEOPLE SAYING $170 MILLION, DROP IN THE BUCKET FOR GOOGLE. STUART: STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL GOING AFTER THEM ON ANTITRUST GROUNDS. WHAT ANTITRUST RULES HAVE THEY BROKEN? SUSAN: WAY TOO MUCH CONTROL ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO SEARCH. 90% OF SEARCH IS CONTROLLED BY GOOGLE, NOT TO MENTION ANDROID WHICH POWERS MORE THAN 70% OF THE WORLD’S SMARTPHONES AND GOOGLE, YOUTUBE, OF COURSE, 1.8 BILLION MONTHLY USERS SO MORE THAN HALF THE NATION’S STATE ATTORNEYS SAY WE SHOULD BE LOOKING INTO WHETHER OR NOT THEY ARE TOO BIG FOR THE GOOD OF AMERICA. STUART: IT’S A VERY DISTANT THREAT. MAYBE THAT’S WHY YOU HAVE NOT GOT AN IMMEDIATE RESPONSE ON THE STOCK PRICE.

97 thoughts on “FTC fines YouTube $170M over privacy violations

  1. Should be a hundred seventy billion dollars even that wouldn't faze Google it is way too big it needs to be chopped up and about a hundred pieces

  2. Youtube was better when it wasnt censored as much…….trump has the lowest voter approval rating of all time history. He wont get re elected. America wont make the same mistake twice.

  3. YouTube user right here! I am going to boycott YouTube by cutting down from being on it 12 hours a day, to only 11 hours 59 minutes a day

  4. The antitrust suit is idiotic and those states will lose those suits. Google is (voluntary) they aren't close to being a Monopoly nor are they a Government utility. There are several other search engines. No one is forced to exclusively use Google.

  5. Starting a class action lawsuit against YouTube today for there shadow banning and failure to follow their own policy guidelines

  6. >> Oh yeah, the DOJ will fix things—–NOT! Just like they fixed Comey last week, by letting him go. It's like we have no control over anything. Come-on Trump, we're depending on you!

  7. Google Classroom is compulsorily used in so many UK schools, where Google collects info about our kids and we don't even have the option of opting out!!!!

  8. The fine IS a drop in the bucket when they are receiving billion plus from Soros, etal. What's more, Soros, etal pays these fines. For Soros 170 million is pocket change and it's no money out of google or You tube pocket.

  9. It's amazing I can watch slave trades and people being killed on YouTube, but they shut down truth tellers on corporate government? 🤔

  10. Everyone uses cookies even Fox News. Google does not control search, people choose Google to search with over others. No one is required to post videos on YouTube, no one is required to watch videos on YouTube. It’s a free market ….right? Build your own YouTube if you don’t like it. What a bunch of crybabies.

  11. Youtube was paid billions for that info. And is that money going towards the victims? If not than the 170 million is a corrupt payoff to the government for allowing this. People, the 2nd amendment has never been so important.

  12. YouTube goes into Children Online Privacy?
    Susan li got a lot of data about AD's making money and seducing children of age 13 & above. So below 13 are not watching AD's?

    Now when online and on Internet how is that AD's show up?
    It's through app, network provider, streaming media. These put meat stuff AD's and make money. Also the account info goes into DBMS. That's how they know age through DOB.

    Well what Children Online Privacy Protection Act can do by suing $170,000,000 million dollars against YouTube. Sued, but very little. If it were adult's it would be $170,000,000,000 billion?

  13. At this point, I would celebrate if You Tube went out of business. It's run by mentally ill lunatics.

  14. ALSO
    IRS should look into where the money went that was withheld from various bloggers.
    Did they pocket the money?
    or
    If you default on a home loan, the government still wants their money,
    So just because you're not paying the blogger, you still have to account for the money that would have been paid by the Blogger.

  15. I both hate and love YouTube. YouTube being a public forum once permitted people to freely express their opinions in their videos as well as earning some money. But YouTube has became an oppressor of freedom of speech being politically biased censoring removing videos which oppose their ideologies and the demonization of videos which technically they can't remove according to their guidelines.

    YouTube is a shadow of its former self.

  16. It's so bad that if I buy something on line and the receipt goes to my Gmail then I get ads on FB and YT for the product I purchased. Constantly sniffing my use of the internet.

  17. Q-Sent me. Informative and "educational" for sharing. 😉
    Ofcourse "they" are tracking our kids, at this time we should all know how much "they" care about our children, they love them…
    WWG1WGA! Greetings from Sweden.
    Jukka Lindholm

  18. YouTube, I give you a strike for exploiting children's data! Shame on YouTube. Three strikes and you should be permanently removed from the Internet.

  19. Minor leagues leads to the big leagues. Stop messing with the next generation players, Google. You will be succeeded. And, mark my words, one day, people will laugh when they recall you, just like AOL

  20. I think parents should stop using apps for baby sitters. That some of the problem you're identity can be stolen anywhere anymore use common sense

  21. Do I smell the odor of burning cities? Nyet! It's Aunty Trust!! The Silicon Mafia believes that can run the world from their corp offices, because the Congress-beasts take their $. Now Orange Man, and at least 30 State attorney generals are planning a delicious surprise for the masters of censorship and voter manipulation.

  22. Bruh kids shouldn't even have an account, Smh, also you people thinking youtube deserved this are wrong, kids this age SHOULD NOT have a gmail account. Edit: not just gmail

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