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An UBER application is shown as cars drive by in Washington, DC on March 25, 2015. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

Uber’s Revised Privacy Policy Could Allow Users To Be Tracked 24/7

The ride-hailing service Uber has announced a change in its privacy policy next month that could theoretically allow the application to track users’ movements at all hours of the day, even if they exit the app.

06/23/2015

Flowers (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Don’t Fall For Mother’s Day Scams Using Phony Florists, E-Cards To Steal Your Identity

Roses, 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.

05/09/2015

A screenshot of the YouTube Kids app download page. (CBS)

Google’s YouTube Kids App Accused Of Targeting Children With Ads; Consumer Groups File Claim

Google 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.

04/07/2015

Child with Credit Card

Parents Beware: Identity Thieves Target Your Kids’ Unused Social Security Numbers

Results of a recent study indicated that children may be at much greater risk of identity theft than adults.

11/26/2014

The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade Commission

The 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.

08/28/2014

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San Francisco-Based Fitness Device Maker ‘Fitbit’ Denies Selling Personal Data

The 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.

08/22/2014

Facebook

Consumer Group Files Complaint With FTC Over Facebook Mood Manipulation Study

A 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.

07/04/2014

A T-Mobile store sign. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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.

07/01/2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook Greets Palo Alto Apple Store Customers Waiting For iPhones (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Apple Agrees To Refund Customers $32.5M Over Purchases By Kids

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.

01/16/2014

Made in the USA

Bay Area Legislator Proposes Changing Standards For ‘Made In The USA’ Label

State senator Jerry Hill has proposed a bill that would ease those standards.

12/25/2013

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