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Ex-Facebook security chief says Apple should do more to protect children

Monday October 4, 2021. 08:54 PM , from AppleInsider
Ex-Facebook security chief says Apple should do more to protect children
Apple and Google should play more of a role in protecting children online, according to Facebook's former head of security, with the two platform controllers ideally placed to limit access to online services by the user's age.Laws such as COPPA and other mandates to protect children from seeing unsettling online content are intended to keep companies in line with the expectations of lawmakers. However, while the laws exist, it is suggested that maybe it would be better for platform holders to police the way device are used, rather than turning to website, app, and content creators.In a Twitter thread on September 28, Alex Stamos of the Stanford Internet Observatory offered suggestions for regulatory changes to improve child safety. The thread provided a number of ideas, but the biggest arguably centered around things that Apple and Google could potentially perform, as controllers of the main mobile operating systems and operators of the App Store and Google Play Store. Read more...
https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/10/04/ex-facebook-security-chief-says-apple-should-do-more-to-p...

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