Consumer Groups Want Facebook To Bar Ads To Kids

Law360, New York (June 19, 2012, 9:44 PM ET) -- A coalition of advocacy groups on Monday urged Facebook Inc. to provide children under age 13 with an ad-free, parent-controlled environment if it decides to open its service to this age group, echoing privacy concerns recently raised by several lawmakers.

In a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Consumer Watchdog, Children Now and a dozen other groups called on the social networking site to provide strong marketing and privacy safeguards for children and to ensure that its practices fully comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection...
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