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Google Planning on Kid-friendly Versions of Existing Products

Category: General News
Posted: 08:26PM

According to USA Today, Google is planning on rolling out new versions of several of its popular products geared toward those twelve years of age and younger. While details and a timetable have not been divulged, this likely means kid-friendly versions of Google search, YouTube, and maybe even Chrome. Pavni Diwanji, vice president of engineering, explained the decision: "The big motivator inside the company is everyone is having kids, so there's a push to change our products to be fun and safe for children. We expect this to be controversial, but the simple truth is kids already have the technology in schools and at home. So the better approach is to simply see to it that the tech is used in a better way."

USA Today notes that this move will likely not be without controversy. Tech companies targeting children doesn't usually go over very well, and there's a little thing called the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, which tries to protect against companies mining information from children without parental consent. As long as Google steers clear of that, this could be quite popular amongst parents trying desperately to shield their childrens' eyes from more mature content.

Source: USA Today

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