17 privacy and children’s advocacy groups want the FTC to investigate Turner, Viacom, McDonald’s, General Mills and Subway owner Doctor’s Associates for using marketing techniques that they say violate the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. At issue are “refer-a-friend” campaigns that the groups complain induce children to submit both their personal info as well as friends’, without obtaining the verifiable consent of either sets of parents. Read more in today’s issue.
Also in the August 23 issue of CableFAX Daily:
The FCC is considering whether to review the impact of capping broadband data usage in next year’s broadband report, according to a Notice of Inquiry released Tues.
DTA maker Evolution Digital will work with Rovi to bring its guides to its Universal Digital Transport Adapters (uDTAs).
On Sept 7, the John Malone Theater will be dedicated at The Cable Center during a special celebration.