Facebook settles with FTC

Nov 30, 2011
It’s a well-covered story by now, of course, but in the interest of giving you a daily update on tech stories, Facebook officially announced terms of its settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. Wall Street Journal says: Facebook would be barred from making misrepresentations about the privacy of consumers’ personal information, and it must obtain […]

The FTC is bringing some changes to Facebook

Nov 14, 2011
The popular social networking platform is about to face some new restrictions by the Federal Trade Commission around privacy. We'll see if users 'like' them.

Facebook privacy rules could cause ripples

Nov 14, 2011
The Federal Trade Commission steps up its rules on how companies write and change their privacy policies

Facebook-FTC agreement could be huge

Nov 11, 2011
The Federal Trade Commission has all but signed on the dotted line in a settlement regarding Facebook's privacy settings. In late 2009, Facebook...

Google settles with FTC over Buzz

Oct 25, 2011
Google Buzz may be abandoned but the repercussions over the service live on. When Buzz launched in 2010, there was a lot of sharing of contacts...

OnStar pressure heats up

Sep 26, 2011
Last week we told you about the fine print in the new OnStar user agreement which lets the company retain your information and share it with...

FTC urges update to COPPA

Sep 16, 2011
We've talked on our show many times about the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, which was implemented in 2000 and is now widely seen as...

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App maker coughs up 50 grand for privacy violations

Aug 16, 2011
On Friday the Federal Trade Commission opened a lawsuit against W3 Innovations, makers of Broken Thumbs Apps, for violating the Childrens Online...

FTC sniffs around Twitter

Jul 1, 2011
The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly been talking to both Twitter and a company called UberMedia about possible anticompetitive issues....

Google is the target of multiple anti-trust investigations

Jun 24, 2011
The Los Angeles Times is one of several outlets reporting that at least three states - Ohio, New York, and California - are looking into anti-trus...