FTC: Uber Suffered Large Data Breach In 2016Federal investigators criticized ride-sharing giant Uber Thursday for failing to disclose that it had a large data breach in 2016 while it was already under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission.
Child Advocates Ask FTC To Investigate YouTubeThe fine print of YouTube's terms of service has a warning that goes unheeded by millions of children who visit YouTube.
FTC, States Increase Pressure On Facebook On PrivacyU.S. regulators and state attorneys general are increasing pressure on Facebook as they probe whether the company's data-collection practices have hurt the people who use its services.
Appeals Court: FTC Can Punish Telecommunications Companies That Hurt ConsumersAn appeals court ruling gives the Federal Trade Commission the right to police and punish telecommunications companies that hurt consumers.
State Employment Development Dept. Puts Millions Of Californians At Risk For Identity TheftConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts discovered that one state agency is putting millions of social security numbers at risk despite state laws intended to protect it.
Uber's Revised Privacy Policy Could Allow Users To Be Tracked 24/7The 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.
Don't Fall For Mother's Day Scams Using Phony Florists, E-Cards To Steal Your IdentityRoses, 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.
Google’s YouTube Kids App Accused Of Targeting Children With Ads; Consumer Groups File ClaimGoogle 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.
Parents Beware: Identity Thieves Target Your Kids' Unused Social Security NumbersResults of a recent study indicated that children may be at much greater risk of identity theft than adults.
The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade CommissionThe 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.
San Francisco-Based Fitness Device Maker 'Fitbit' Denies Selling Personal DataThe 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.
Consumer Group Files Complaint With FTC Over Facebook Mood Manipulation StudyA 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.

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