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Federal Trade Commission

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Settles With FTC Over Privacy Deception Charges

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.

11/29/2011

Google Confirms Antitrust Probe Of Business Practices

Google has confirmed that federal regulators have begun a formal antitrust investigation into the company’s business practices.

CBS San Francisco–06/24/2011

FTC To Issue Subpoenas In Google Antitrust Probe

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.

06/23/2011

Facebook

Privacy Rights Group Dislikes Facebook Facial Recognition Feature

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/09/2011

A woman shopping online. (CBS)

Peninsula Rep. Sponsors ‘Do Not Track’ Online Privacy Bill

A “Do Not Track” bill was introduced in Congress Friday and consumer and privacy advocates are applauding the move.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/12/2011

(CBS)

New Federal Report Calls For Online Privacy Bill Of Rights

The Commerce Department is calling for the creation of a “privacy bill of rights” for Internet users to set ground rules for companies that collect consumer data online and use that information for marketing and other purposes.

CBS San Francisco–12/16/2010

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