Politico reports Google has agreed to pay up to $200 million to settle the U.S Federal Trade Commission investigation over alleged YouTube violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. According to details leaked to the press, the FTC voted 3-2 along party lines to approve the settlement, which is now being reviewed by the U.S. Justice Department. "The critical challenge for the FTC is whether it has the ability to restrain business practices that violate privacy," Electronic Privacy Information Center President Marc Rotenberg said of the potential terms of the deal. "Imposing large fines does not address that problem." Meanwhile, Wired reports there's growing bipartisanship in U.S. Senate regarding children's privacy. Also, Google has revealed an iPhone security flaw that potentially exposed thousands of users' data per week over a two-year span.
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