State Employment Development Dept. Puts Millions Of Californians At Risk For Identity TheftConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts discovered that one state agency is putting millions of social security numbers at risk despite state laws intended to protect it.
Don't Fall For Mother's Day Scams Using Phony Florists, E-Cards To Steal Your IdentityRoses, lilies, daisies – beautiful bouquets are most popular Mother's Day gifts but scammers can make you sorry you ever tried to give flowers to mom.
Google’s YouTube Kids App Accused Of Targeting Children With Ads; Consumer Groups File ClaimGoogle launched YouTube Kids, their kid-friendly app, in February to much fanfare, but consumer and child advocacy groups are now filing a complaint against the app with the Federal Trade Commission, claiming they illegally target kids with ads.
Parents Beware: Identity Thieves Target Your Kids' Unused Social Security NumbersResults of a recent study indicated that children may be at much greater risk of identity theft than adults.
The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade CommissionThe Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn't look like that trend will change anytime soon.
San Francisco-Based Fitness Device Maker 'Fitbit' Denies Selling Personal DataThe maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices says it has never sold personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.
Consumer Group Files Complaint With FTC Over Facebook Mood Manipulation StudyA consumer privacy group has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission accusing Facebook of breaking the law when it performed a psychological experiment of its users without their knowledge or consent.
Federal Trade Commission Accuses T-Mobile Of Bogus Consumer Charges The Federal Trade Commission is alleging that T-Mobile USA, Inc., made "hundreds of millions" of dollars off its customers through bogus charges.
Larry Magid: Apple Agrees To Refund Customers $32.5M Over Purchases By KidsApple has agreed to refund $32.5 million to customers to settle a case with the federal government over mobile apps, but CEO Tim Cook says the FTC is punishing them for something they already fixed.
Bay Area Legislator Proposes Changing Standards For ‘Made In The USA’ LabelState senator Jerry Hill has proposed a bill that would ease those standards.
Lawmaker Seeks Federal Probe Of Mountain View-Based GoogleMassachusetts U.S. Rep. Ed Markey wants the Federal Trade Commission to investigate changes in Google's terms of service that will allow the Internet search giant to use a user's name, photo and product reviews in ads that it sells to businesses.