Federal Trade Commission
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.
The FTC had charged that the social network told people they could keep the information they share private, then allowed it to be made public.
Google has confirmed that federal regulators have begun a formal antitrust investigation into the company’s business practices.
A published report said federal regulators were preparing to issue subpoenas to Google and other companies as authorities gather information for a broad antitrust probe into the Internet search leader’s business practices.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center has announced plans to file a complaint with federal regulators over a Facebook feature that scans photographs and identifies users’ faces without their consent.
A “Do Not Track” bill was introduced in Congress Friday and consumer and privacy advocates are applauding the move.