File photo of a child using a tablet computer. (Photo: AFP/Frederick Florin) The settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York state Attorney General is the largest amount in a case involving the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, a 1998 federal law, officials said. Officials said YouTube violated the law that requires child-directed websites and online services to obtain parental consent prior to collecting personal information from children under 13 which may be used for advertising. The company marketed itself as a destination for children and benefitted by selling advertising to toymakers and others seeking to connect with young audiences, according to the FTC. FTC chairman Joe Simons said the settlement “prevents YouTube and Google from turning a blind eye to the existence of kids-directed content” on its platform. Simons said the settlement makes Google liable for violations by third-party content creators, going beyond federal law that … [Read more...] about Google to pay US$170 mn fine for collecting YouTube data from kids
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RoK airline to launch route to Nha Trang in December An aircraft of Air Seoul (Photo: Yonhap news agency) Air Seoul is wholly owned by the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Asiana Airlines Inc. Starting December 18, Air Seoul plans to offer seven flights a week to Nha Trang as it strives to strengthen services on routes to Southeast Asia to offset declining demand on Japanese routes, the company said in a statement. Since early July, RoK airlines have halted or reduced services on their Japanese routes, while expanding flights on non-Japanese ones after the neighbouring country implemented export restrictions of key materials to the RoK./. Banks forecast strong performance despite credit slowdown Most domestic credit institutions and foreign banks’ branches in Vietnam expect their business performance in 2019 to be better than last year despite the predicted slowdown in credit growth, according to the State Bank of Vietnam's latest survey released late last week. In the … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS OCTOBER 15
Vietnamese supporting industries lag far behind Thailand Compared with Thailand, Vietnamese supporting industries are still in a nascent stage. The localization ratio of the Thai automotive industry is roughly 60-70% compared with 7-10% in Vietnam, stated Vu Trong Tai, general manager of Reed Tradex Vietnam. Tai told the Saigon Times that the supporting industries in Vietnam have made impressive progress over the last few years. The country has seen more small and medium enterprises (SMEs) participating in the global supply chain, and the localization ratio has increased. Many local companies can now supply high-quality products to Samsung, Intel and other giants. However, there is still much room for development to fill existing gaps. The number of SMEs qualified to serve the global supply chain is limited, modest in scale and lacks collaboration, resulting in low supply capability. In addition, the lack of proper investment in the latest technology hinders competitiveness in terms … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES OCTOBER 20
French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. HÀ NỘI French musician Jean-Yves Thibaudet – one of today’s finest pianists – will fly to Việt Nam to perform at the season-opening gala of the Sun Symphony Orcheastra (SSO) on October 23. The special guest artist, together with a multi-national orchestra, will present a repertoire featuring mostly works by Saint-Saëns – one of the greatest composers that France has produced. Born in Lyon, France, Thibaudet began his piano studies at age five and made his first public appearance at age seven. Three years after he enrolled to study at the Paris Conservatory. At age 15, he won the Premier Prix du Conservatoire and three years later, the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York City. Among his numerous honours is the Victoire d’Honneur – a lifetime career achievement award and the highest honour given by France’s Victoires de la Musique. In 2010 … [Read more...] about Sun Symphony Orchestra season-opening gala features world famous pianist
The national carrier is allowed to operate flights between Viet Nam’s Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi and the U.S. cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco (California); New York (New York), Seattle (Washington) and Dallas - Fort Worth (Texas). The transit flights will include stops in Taipei (Taiwan – China), Osaka and Nagoya (Japan). Viet Nam Airlines is also allowed to operate flights to the Canadian cities of Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto via points in the U.S. In addition, Viet Nam Airlines is also licensed to operate routes from destinations outside Viet Nam, via Viet Nam or other transit points to 25 destinations in the U.S. under codeshare arrangements. This license also allows it to operate charter flights between the two countries. Viet Nam Airlines is the first and only airline in Viet Nam to receive such as license from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which is an important step in … [Read more...] about VN Airlines granted license to commercial flights to U.S.