Town hall meeting on children's online privacy

Business leaders, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier taking part in Aug. 31 discussion

Parents are invited to a community discussion with business leaders and U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier tonight in Mountain View on how to protect their children's privacy online.

The event is being hosted by Common Sense Media, a national nonprofit focused on media and technology issues concerning families.

It is the first in a series of town hall events that will provide an opportunity for parents to share their concerns directly with industry leaders.

Topics will include the current state of online privacy and the online tracking and profiling of kids, as well as the role of parents, teachers, policymakers and businesses in protecting kids' privacy online and on mobile platforms.

Panelists will include Michelle Dennedy, chief privacy officer at McAfee; Gary Kovacs, CEO of Mozilla; Speier, D-San Mateo; Jim Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense Media; and Owen Tripp, chief operating officer at

The event will be held at the Computer History Museum at 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd. from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Reservations can be made online at


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Posted by Really?
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 31, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Really? This article gets posted at 5:08pm tonight? It's 8:30pm and I am reading this for the first time. Guess I missed it. WOW!Thanks for the notice!

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Posted by Really?
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Aug 31, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Another observation:

(With U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier)

Location: Not in town.

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Posted by @Really?
a resident of Waverly Park
on Sep 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm

What do you mean? Shoreline Blvd. is in town.

I do agree that posting it 52 minutes before the meeting was a waste of time.

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Posted by Really
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 1, 2011 at 4:40 pm

by @ really

What I mean is: The location of the meeting WAS NOT in town. It was near the outskirts of town.

YES, Shoreline Blvd. is in the town of Mtn View .... But remember Shoreline Blvd. is a very long road that even changes names.

You sound bored. Why do you choose to attack my opinion? Get a life!

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Posted by Really?
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 1, 2011 at 4:50 pm

by @ Really?

LET ME PUT IT THIS WAY: I am a native here.

"TOWN HALL MEETING" makes it sound like it is "DOWNTOWN".

Do you know where downtown is? .....

Doesn't sound like it?

Do you know where the Computer Museum is?......



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Posted by Observer
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 2, 2011 at 2:11 am

I take it both of you missed the meeting while you found the time to bicker back and forth. And thanks to the Voice for no advanced notice.

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Posted by andrea gemmet
Mountain View Voice Editor
on Sep 2, 2011 at 9:58 am

andrea gemmet is a registered user.

We posted it as soon as we heard about it, so I'm afraid you'll have to thank the organizers for the lack of advanced notice.

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Posted by Really?
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 3, 2011 at 10:01 pm


Change your identity. If you're an observer, you would have noticed that I missed the meeting in my 1st post.

I observed your post was at 2:11 am. Get some sleep.

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