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    Tech Daily Dose: Barton, Markey to Probe Google Kids’ SSN Controversy

    Tech Daily Dose reports that Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) will hold a hearing into data collection by Internet services giant Google:

    Responding to the controversy related to information Google sought as part of an art contest for children, the two House co-chairmen of the Congressional Privacy Caucus said Thursday they plan to convene a caucus hearing into industry practices surrounding online privacy, particularly how they affect children.

    In a statement, Reps. Joe Barton, R-Texas, and Edward Markey, D-Mass., both senior members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said Google’s decision to ask parents to provide the last four digits of their children’s Social Security numbers in submitting artwork for the firm’s Doodle for Google contest was “unacceptable.”

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