The Association of National Advertisers stated its opposition to a proposal from U.S. senator Dianne Feinstein that would require Web sites to gain parental permission to gather personal data from children. The ANA made the complaint in a letter to members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee last week.
Local Parent Pull
Time Warner Cable and Procter & Gamble have launched Local Time, regional parent guides located on ParentTime (www.parenttime.com), the companies' jointly owned Web site. Local Time has partnered with the Family Marketing Network, a consortium of local publications that are also licensed by Disney's Family.com.
Starwave Corp. suffered a security breach last week when hackers retrieved credit card information on the ESPN SportsZone
(espn.sportszone.com) and NBA.com sites. The hackers took credit card data and informed the victims of their loss in an email.
US West's Money Wire
US West Interactive has invested in Wire Networks, making US West the largest investor in Wire. The company publishes Women's Wire (www.women.com). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.