WillDeletOneDay t1_j25tk9u wrote

Collecting data on minors under the age of 13 without explicit parental consent has been illegal for decades. Companies used to be so afraid of this shit that in the 2000s your parents would have to provide a credit card or government ID to let you sign up for an account on any site that accepted users under 13. Most just would not let anyone under 13 sign up. Nowadays companies don't give a shit.


WillDeletOneDay t1_iufjqfb wrote

> Why is it legal for minors to access the internet outside of walled garden setups that meet some kind of standard?

You people seriously underestimate how much harm putting children into tightly controlled bubbles can do. If a lot of parents had it their way, their closeted gay kids would hear absolutely nothing except "homosexuality is a sin".