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    US Senator Proposes a Ban on "Manipulative" Video Games

    Yesterday, US senator Josh Hawley announced a bill to legalize banning of so-called "manipulative" video game design in the United States. The decision was proposed yesterday to US Congress. The "Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act" would prohibit all games geared towards children, that...
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    Senator to Introduce Bill to Ban Loot Boxes and Microtransactions Aimed at Children

    Senator Josh Hawley announced the introduction of legislation that would ban loot boxes, pay-to-win, and other monetization practices that target children. This includes video game industry practices that entice players to spend real money for competitive advantages over other players. Another...
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    TikTok Settles with FTC for $5.7 Million After Violating Child Protection Laws

    TikTok, formerly Musical.ly, has agreed to pay a record $5.7 million fine to settle FTC allegations that it violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The company's app illegally collected personal information from children by failing to seek parental consent before allowing...
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    Microsoft Highlights Xbox Adaptive Controller Users in New Super Bowl Commercial

    Microsoft has released an extended version of its upcoming Super Bowl commercial that highlights the challenges that young people with disabilities may face when simply trying to have fun. The commercial shows how the Xbox Adaptive Controller can bring smiles to kids, levels the playing field...
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    YouTube Bans Dangerous Challenges and Pranks Videos

    YouTube has rolled out new Community Guidelines that will ban videos that depict dangerous challenges and pranks. Examples of dangerous challenges and pranks include, setting yourself on fire, eating Tide Pods, driving blindfolded, shooting a loved one for views, home invasion pranks, drive-by...
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    Official Nintendo Mario Kart 8 Livestream Features Cursing and Employees Getting Fired

    Nintendo of Russia boss Yasha Haddaji might be in hot water after he lost his cool during an official Mario Kart 8 livestream. The poorly run event was being livestreamed when Yasha Haddaji enters the stage area to complain that it isn't being streamed to a particular Nintendo page. He starts...
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    Slime Rancher Is Getting a Free VR Update and Collector's Edition

    Slime Rancher is one of the highest rated games on Steam as it currently has a 95% rating. Developer Monomi Park has announced that the game is getting a free VR update later this year. The free VR Playground DLC will allow gamers to use their VR headsets and wands to vac, feed, and play with...
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    Jeff Bezos Announces Philanthropic "Bezos Day One Fund"

    Jeff Bezos is an entrepreneur who has dabbled into starting online retail businesses such as Amazon, spaceflight research with Blue Origin and even delivers the daily news with the Washington Post. Now he has decided that he wants to commit to a philanthropic endeavor with the start of a new $2...
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    Parents, Your Porn Filters Don’t Keep Your Kids Away From Porn

    A study by eggheads at Oxford Internet Institute has confirmed what most of us already know. Porn filters just aren't effective in preventing children form viewing pr0n on the internet. Parents out there need to realize the only way to prevent them from viewing pr0n is to supervise them when...
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    Germany Bans Children's Smartwatches

    A German regulator has banned the sale of smartwatches aimed at children, describing them as spying devices. It had previously banned an internet-connected doll called, My Friend Cayla, for similar reasons. Telecoms regulator the Federal Network Agency urged parents who had such watches to...
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    Parents Must Identify Pirate Kids or Pay Their Fines, Court Rules

    Germany's Federal Court of Justice this week ruled that if parents are aware that their children have committed copyright infringement they must identify them to the court, or pay their fines. This was a ruling in a case stemming from a 2011 distribution of an album by Rihanna by a minor. This...
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