The Federal Trade Commission had a big week. They slapped a $1 million fine on Xanga.com, for allowing kids under the age of 13 to put up a page. That’s a big-time violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. You can read more here www.ftc.gov/opa/2006/09/xanga.htm.
Want to protect your kids online? Check out their Parent’s Guide for Social Networking Sites: www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/tech/tec13.htm.
The FTC also shut down a spyware company as well as an illegal billing scheme. It’s worthwhile checking out the FTC.gov newsroom from time to time to see what’s going on.
I’ll talk about these issues as well as some of the changes in the new Pension Bill that’ll may change how you think about your retirement accounts. You can listen live Noon to 2pm at www.wsbradio.com.
I hope you’ll join me.