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Federal Trade Commission

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Tech Report: Feds Release New Guidelines On Facial Recognition Technology

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.

10/23/2012

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Complaints About Automated Calls Up Sharply Since 2010

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.

09/17/2012

Google

Google Paying Record $22.5M Fine For Breaking Privacy Promise To Trade Commission

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.

08/09/2012

A sign is displayed outside of the Google headquarters in Mountain View. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Reportedly Facing $22.5M Fine In Privacy Case

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.

07/10/2012

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

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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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