Path has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, which, while pending judicial approval, could give the social services provider a new lease on life. Early last year, it was alleged
that Path had violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protections Act (COPPA) for allowing minors to use its services. As part of the settlement, Path will pay a fine of $800,000 “and has
purged about 3,000 accounts from the network,” GigaOm reports.