Policy

Apple’s revised policy for kids’ apps allows devs to collect anonymized data and display ads

Apple has revised its App Store Review Guidelines with regards to kids’ apps, and its upcoming Sign in with Apple authentication feature. Its guidelines have now been updated to state that, in limited cases, third-party analytics may be permitted in kids apps — provided that the services do not collect or transmit any identifiable information about children, …

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Australia is considering mimicking the UK’s failed porn block policy

Rex! No, we talked about this… GOOD NEWS, UK GOV: somebody doesn’t hate your disastrous porn blocking proposals. Take a bow, Australia: the only thing worse than copying bad plans is copying bad plans that still haven’t even been implemented yet. The Guardian reports that the Coalition has arranged a parliamentary committee to look into why porn …

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A Second Amendment rally in Denver on May 18, 2019.

Background checks policy shouldn’t ride on just this

Alan Gottlieb, Opinion contributor Published 5:57 p.m. ET Sept. 9, 2019 | Updated 6:15 p.m. ET Sept. 9, 2019 Gun prohibitionists are overlooking an important new development in the investigation: Opposing view Anti-gun-rights extremists are moving swiftly to exploit the tragic shooting in Texas to bolster their demand for so-called universal background checks, which gun …

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Is Google’s Competitive Ad Policy a ‘Shakedown’?

Yesterday, Basecamp co-founder and CEO Jason Fried took to Twitter to criticize Google for allowing advertisers to bid on their competitors’ brand names: Via Twitter user @jasonfried. Here’s the crux of Fried’s argument: By allowing advertisers to bid on their competitors’ brand names, Google forces businesses like Basecamp—which sells a popular project management tool—to pay …

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