Is Credit Monitoring Worth Paying For?Consumers spent $1.4 billion on ID protection subscriptions last year. Now, the FTC warns that some of those companies are marketing fear and false promises to get you to pay for services you can likely get for free.
Useful Tools To Stop Robocalls And TelemarketersLots of people on the National Do Not Call Registry complain they still receive unwanted calls from Robocallers and telemarketers. Here are a few easy tools to cut down on annoying calls in 2015.
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.
Federal Trade Commission Accuses T-Mobile Of Bogus Consumer Charges The Federal Trade Commission is alleging that T-Mobile USA, Inc., made "hundreds of millions" of dollars off its customers through bogus charges.
FTC Says ADT Settles Deceptive Reviews ChargesU.S. regulators said Thursday that ADT Corp. paid experts to recommend its home security products on media outlets without disclosing their connection to the company.
ConsumerWatch: Safeway Stores May Be More Likely To OverchargeAfter CBS 5's recent undercover investigation into overcharges at Safeway-operated stores, ConsumerWatch found the stores are even more likely to overcharge than the average California retailer.
Government Announces New Online Child Privacy RulesThe government has announced new online child privacy rules it says give parents greater control over the personal information that can be collected from preteens on the Internet.
Child Privacy Rules Slowing App Growth For DevelopersThe 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.
Google Fined $22.5 Million By Feds For Alleged Privacy BreachA federal judge has approved a $22.5 million fine to penalize Google for an alleged privacy breach.
Google Paying Record $22.5M Fine For Breaking Privacy Promise To Trade CommissionGoogle 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.