Federal Trade Commission
Apple 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.
State senator Jerry Hill has proposed a bill that would ease those standards.
Massachusetts 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.
Our technology analyst spoke at a conference of mobile-industry professionals in D.C. about the transparency and privacy issues important to mobile app developers.
One in five consumers had an error in a credit report issued by a major agency, according to a government study released Monday.
The FTC’s chairman, Jon Leibowitz, defended the government’s approach. “When you are talking about children, you have to give the benefit of the doubt to privacy,” he said last week on Capitol Hill.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has issued new guidelines on how facial recognition technology should be used. The usage guidelines are meant as a way to protect the privacy of consumers.
Government figures show robocall complaints up about 225 percent since late 2010. The spike raises questions about how well the federal do-not-call list is working. That list bars telemarketers from calling the more than 209 million phone numbers on the registry.
Google was set to pay a record $22.5 million fine to settle allegations that it broke a privacy promise by secretly tracking millions of Web surfers who use Apple’s Safari browser.
Google has agreed to pay a $22.5 million fine to settle allegations that it broke a privacy promise by secretly tracking the online activities of millions of people who use Apple’s Safari web browser.