Some US Senators this week lurched towards yet another false oasis in the Great Internet Safety Desert. Once again, their misguided search for the kids privacy oasis has the potential to cause far more harm than good.
Under the proposed law, kids will have to get their parent’s permission to participate in major websites until they are 16 years old. Yes, that’s right, the same year most young adults can operate a 2,000 pound vehicle on their own will be the same year they can also freely use websites like Google Maps or services like FourSquare. Read more