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City considers resolution critical of Drag Queen Story Hour

Sep. 15, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Two members of the governing council in a Louisiana city are pushing a resolution critical of their local library's plan to host a "Drag Queen Story Hour." The resolution by Lafayette City-Parish Councilmen Jared Bellard and William Theriot is to be considered by the council on...

Lawsuit renews focus on privacy policies for mobile apps

Sep. 13, 2018 7:58 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Researchers have warned that many popular free mobile apps aimed at children are potentially violating a U.S. law designed to protect the privacy of young users. Some brushed off the findings, but a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by New Mexico's top prosecutor is renewing focus on...

New Mexico sues mobile app makers over kid privacy concerns

Sep. 12, 2018 9:48 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is suing Google, Twitter and other companies that develop and market mobile gaming apps for children, saying the apps violate state and federal laws by collecting personal information that could compromise privacy. The lawsuit filed in federal court late Tuesday comes as...

Calling teen vaping 'epidemic,' officials weigh flavor ban

Sep. 12, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an "epidemic" and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market. The warning from the Food and Drug Administration on...

US regulators target Facebook on discriminatory housing ads

Aug. 17, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators are alleging that Facebook's advertising tools allow landlords and real estate brokers to engage in housing discrimination. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said in an administrative complaint this week that Facebook violated the Fair Housing Act...