Google's multimillion-dollar fine for 'collecting kids data and targeting them with ads on YouTube'

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Google will pay a multimillion-dollar penalty from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the way it handles information about children on YouTube, according o a report.

The internet giant reached a settlement with the FTC for violating a federal law meant to protect kids under 13 and their online data, according to a Washington Post source.

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The exact figure and any additional stipulations are yet to be revealed, they wrote, after the three Republicans at the agency backed the settlement, and the two Democrats opposed it.

It now rests with the Justice Department who rarely upend FTC decisions.

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They found that Google inadequately protected kids using the video-streaming service and improperly collected their data - a breach of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

Users raised concerned about the way that YouTube collects information about minor and how they the can see adverts specifically targeting them.

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These can include nursery rhymes, cartoons and children opening gifts, according to the Post.

Fears over child safety was also raised after reports that pedophiles were leaving inappropriate comments on videos featuring children.

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A spate of this activity earlier this year...
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