Federal Trade Commission
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.
Results of a recent study indicated that children may be at much greater risk of identity theft than adults.
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.
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.
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.
The Federal Trade Commission is alleging that T-Mobile USA, Inc., made “hundreds of millions” of dollars off its customers through bogus charges.
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.