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May 14, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
FTC Urged to Investigate Web Site: The Center for Media Education filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, asserting that the KidsCom Web site operated by SpectraCom is deceptive because its real purpose is to collect personal data, not to entertain or educate children. SpectraCom has previously said that educators have praised its site and that responding to some survey information is optional. The FTC has jurisdiction over advertising claims.
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May 14, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
FTC Urged to Investigate Web Site: The Center for Media Education filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, asserting that the KidsCom Web site operated by SpectraCom is deceptive because its real purpose is to collect personal data, not to entertain or educate children. SpectraCom has previously said that educators have praised its site and that responding to some survey information is optional. The FTC has jurisdiction over advertising claims.
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March 29, 1996 | DENISE GELLENE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The nation's children are being subjected to manipulative advertising on the Internet, with companies using questionable tactics to amass information about their tastes and preferences, a watchdog group and the national PTA charged Thursday in calling for the government to control such practices.
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March 27, 1991 | GARY GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Almost six years after his arrest and nearly two years since he was found guilty at a second trial, the president of a Simi Valley computer company is still fighting to overturn his conviction and avoid serving a 30-day jail sentence. Richard A. Cole, 44, convicted of possessing half a gram of cocaine, was to begin serving the jail term Tuesday. But Ventura County Superior Court Judge Steven Z.
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