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4/8/2015
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  The new YouTube Kids mobile app targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising and should be investigated, a group of consumer advocates told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter Tuesday. Scott Budman reports.
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4/8/2015
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video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Consumer Watchdog released a report on Thursday, saying that Californians spent $1 billion more on gas than the rest of the country during the month of March.  The group says the price spike is due to a...
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4/8/2015
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Several consumer groups are expected to file a complaint on Tuesday that asks the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google’s recently released YouTube Kids application, a portal for cartoons and learning shows, arguing that the app mixes ads and programming...
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4/8/2015
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Consumer Watchdog has joined a coalition of prominent children’s and consumer advocacy groups that filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission today requesting an investigation of Google, charging the company with unfair and deceptive practices in...
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4/8/2015
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Launched in late February, YouTube Kids, which is available for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, is designed to let children watch "family friendly" content on mobile devices.   “[YouTube Kids is] the first Google product built from the...
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4/8/2015
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Santa Monica advocacy group Consumer Watchdog voiced its concerns over the YouTube Kids app at a news conference Tuesday, calling on parents to "take Google with a large grain of salt." The app "is full of content that is advertising, masquerading...
News Story
4/8/2015
Posted by Mark Reback

Several consumer groups are expected to file a complaint on Tuesday that asks the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google’s recently released YouTube Kids application, a portal for cartoons and learning shows, arguing that the app mixes ads and...
News Story
4/7/2015
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When YouTube Kids launched in February, Google heralded the app as “the first Google product built from the ground up with little ones in mind.” The Internet giant said its new app would make it safer and easier for young children to find family-friendly...
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4/7/2015
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Google’s 6-week-old foray into video for preschoolers provides a seductive and seamless mix of kid-friendly fun and advertising, child advocates charged Tuesday as they called for a federal investigation of YouTube Kids. In a 12-page letter, 11 organizations that...
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4/7/2015
Posted by Mark Reback

For decades, the Federal Trade Commission has been regulating television advertising with special attention to anything perceived to target the vulnerable minds of America’s youth. Now, consumer groups are advocating the same scrutiny be given to digital...