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Facebook Is Testing Facebook For Kids Under 13

The system would attach kids' profiles to their parents (Mom!) and let them charge parents for games and media. Of course, there are already plenty of pre-teens on Facebook — but since there's a federal law against collecting data from children without parental consent, having a system like this lets Facebook save face if they ever go to court over it. And since it's likely to be in testing for a good long while, they don't have to worry about making kids use the G-rated version of Facebook after they've been on the real thing.

Posted on June 4, 2012, at 10:31 a.m. ET

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