Privacy Law Prompts Kids to Lie, Report Says

A federal law aimed at protecting the privacy of children under 13 has instead resulted in millions of kids lying about their age -- often with their parents' knowledge -- in order to join Facebook, social media guru Danah Boyd says in a new report. Facebook officially bans kids under 13 -- a move that Boyd attributes to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, which prohibits publishers from collecting personal information from users 12 and under without their parents' permission.