Margeaux Wolberg was sitting with the other 12-year-olds in her class when one of the girls turned to her and asked, âIs your mom dead? She never came to school like the other mothers to volunteer in the library or help the teachers. It was always Margeaux’s dad who did that.
Margeaux reached for her laptop, typed a few words into Google and showed her classmate a list of hits with her mother’s name and job titles, from chief information officer at Salesforce.com to her current role as vice-president of technology business operations at PayPal. “See, my mom’s not dead,” she said. “My mom’s famous.”
A really interesting look at the changing dynamic of families in the high-paced Silicon Valley.
11:21 // 12 months ago
In a move intended to give parents greater control over data collected about their children online, federal regulators on Wednesday broadened longstanding privacy safeguards covering children’s apps and Web sites.
Members of the Federal Trade Commission said they had updated the provisions to keep pace with the growing use of mobile phones and tablets among children. The regulations also reflect innovations like voice recognition technology, global positioning systems and behavior-based online advertising — that is, ads tailored to an Internet user’s habits.
Unsurprisingly, a number of marketers are unhappy with the new proposal and will likely challenge it in court. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out, as conservatives are typically against the introduction of new business regulations; however, neither party wants to appear unconcerned with the privacy/protection of children. What do you think of the new rules?
16:55 // 1 year ago