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Facebook’s new Messenger app for kids has Congress asking about privacy

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Recode reports: “Facebook says it’s new app for youngsters — called Messenger Kids — lets users under age 12 ‘connect with people they love but also has the level of control parents want.’ Lawmakers in the U.S. Congress, however, still have their doubts.To Democratic Sens. Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal, Facebook’s new children-focused chat app ‘has the potential to provide a safe space for children entering the digital world, but it does raise a number of privacy and security concerns’.”

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