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Here's Why Tech Companies Are Suddenly Focused on Child Safety

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Photo of little girl using a tablet computer covers her eyes from what's onscreen.

Big Tech CEOs got needled by lawmakers on the Hill over their child safety lapses, and even the Pope has taken up the issue as a personal cause.

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed all of us online at a neck-breaking pace, leaving the youngest and most vulnerable among us open to abuses and exploitation across tech platforms.

It's clear that companies' recent ratcheting up of safety measures for kids wasn't done out of pure beneficence. Rather, the corporate set realizes—now that governments are angling for their bottom lines—that a hands-off approach will no longer fly.

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