Month: September 2021

As Facebook faces fire, U.S. laws protecting kids online languish behind Europe

Facebook Inc. faces another tongue-lashing on Thursday on Capitol Hill, but little can be done until Congress updates U.S. law on kids and online services. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, was passed in 1998 — when Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was 14 and still six years away from creating the social network. COPPA …

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How stock-market investors can tap into alternative data without breaking the bank

Some of the highly sought after alternative data that professional investors use to try to get a leg up on the market carries a hefty price tag, but individual investors and others don’t have to break the bank to get real-time insights into economic activity. “Google Trends is very useful, and often Google Trends will …

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