YouTube plans to stop targeted advertising on videos aimed toward children, Bloomberg reports. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement with the company over alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act that includes a multimillion-dollar fine; however, it is unclear whether YouTube’s decision to remove the targeted ads is part of the deal. Privacy advocates said it would be difficult for YouTube to implement such a ban when a group of organizations sent a letter to the FTC in July over the alleged COPPA infractions. Spokeswomen for both the FTC and YouTube declined to comment. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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