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    Google to Pay $170M After YouTube Violates Child Privacy Law

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced that the internet giant will fork over the fine to end a dispute surrounding its video platform, which allegedly marketed ads on channels mostly watched by kids and tracked children’s viewing history. The penalty is the largest ever enforced for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act — though it’s a small sum for parent company Alphabet, which raked in $10 billion in revenue last quarter.

    What terms must YouTube follow? By the end of the year, it’s required to stop collecting data from children and can no longer place ads on videos popular with kids. 

    Check out OZY’s analysis of whether tech is leading us to communism.

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