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Friday, August 16, 2013

Apple Announces that Children Can Hold iTunes Accounts, Apps for Users Under 13 Cannot Use Behavioral Advertising

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In anticipation of launching iOS 7, Apple has revamped its App Store Guidelines and Apple is rumored to now plan to allow children under 13 to sign up for their own iTunes accounts so long as they are approved through an educational institution. Apple has increased its efforts to become entwined with education, recently signing a $30 million contract with the L.A. Unified Schools.

Allowing younger kids to have their own accounts will put the pressure on Apple to ensure that it complies with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and its new requirements. Check out this article to find out how Apple plans to put measures in place to protect its new class of child account holders.