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Google on Thursday was sued for violating children's privacy through a program it designed to protect children's privacy. The complaint [PDF], filed in a US federal court in San Jose, California, contends that Google and its AdMob mobile advertising business deceived parents and children, and violated the law, by collecting …

  1. JWLong

    What are they doing

    "Where's the Money".

  2. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

    A silly crime

    Developers should design their UX like big companies do - create a special area for parents to interact with their children's content. That area makes parents an adult proxy for all child marketing targeting.

    It's a bit like candy flavored vapes and liquor. Only adults can buy them but you know where they're going.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: A silly crime

      I think you mean "only people with a chronological age above ..."

      Smoking pink bubblegum (from something that looks like a dildo) , disqualifies you as an adult.

      My workmate does this. I no longer take him seriously.

      1. Dinanziame Silver badge

        Re: A silly crime

        I think that says more about you than about your workmate.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    A Google spokesAI said: "Google would not knowingly encourage removal of more than one kidney from a person unambiguously identified as a child in any jurisdiction that it is explicitly prohibited in"

  4. Martin-73 Silver badge


    s/accused of/

  5. M.V. Lipvig Silver badge

    Drop in a bucket fines

    Won't change a thing. Sundar Pichai in an orange jumpsuit, on the other hand... the new CEO would take it little more seriously.

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: Drop in a bucket fines

      Yeah, they dropped "Do no evil" because the profits were not obscene enough and they had grown big enough that the fines are just a minor business cost.

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