Amazon welcomes teens with new parent-controlled shopping allowance

Not so long ago, an allowance was something that involved a parent producing dollar bills from a wallet, and the child spending said dollars at the mall. That sounds quaint compared with Amazon Inc.’s new program, launching Wednesday, which lets parents manage—and fund—online-shopping accounts for their teens.

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House Passes Cybersecurity Bills Despite Privacy Fears


Two cybersecurity bills approved this week by the U.S. House of Representatives pose a threat to citizens’ privacy, according to opponents of the measures. Both bills, H.R. 1560 and H.R. 1731, aim to improve sharing of cybersecurity information between businesses and government agencies. “‘Information sharing’ is a misnomer,” said Gabriel Rottman, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. “Really, what we’re talking about is creating new exceptions to existing privacy law,” he said.

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