Social networking giant Facebook recently announced that they may allow children under 13 years old to create accounts with adult permission and supervision . The plan would supposedly allow parents to link their own accounts directly to their children's so they could control both friend requests and the use of third party applications. It's a marketing-oriented business move for Facebook, as the under-13's are the only demographic they have yet to conquer, with everyone from 14-year-olds and their grandmas already signed up. However, the plan remains extremely controversial for the public.
As far as privacy goes, Facebook is already walking on thin ice, and a federal law (COPPA) prohibits internet companies from collecting personal info…Read more >