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Consumer Watchdog: Parents 'can't trust Google' with YouTube Kids app
Consumer Watchdog: Parents 'can't trust Google' with YouTube Kids app

Santa Monica advocacy group Consumer Watchdog voiced its concerns over the YouTube Kids app at a news conference Tuesday, calling on parents to "take Google with a large grain of salt." The app "is full of content that is advertising, masquerading often as some sort of story or entertainment," said John Simpson, Consumer Watchdog's privacy project director.  The news conference came just hours after a coalition of groups, including the Center for Digital Democracy and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood as well as Consumer Watchdog, filed a formal complaint asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether...

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