YouTube To Pay $170M Fine After Violating Kids' Privacy LawGoogle's video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children's personal data without their parents' consent.
White House Proposal Would Have FCC, FTC Police Alleged Social Media CensorshipA draft executive order from the White House could put the Federal Communications Commission in charge of shaping how Facebook, Twitter and other large tech companies curate what appears on their websites.
Report: FTC Approves $5 Billion Fine for FacebookMultiple news reports on Friday said the FTC has voted to fine Facebook almost $5 billion for privacy violations and mishandling user data. This would be the largest the FTC has handed down to a tech company.
Zuckerberg Says Facebook Even Collects Data From Non-Facebook UsersMark Zuckerberg revealed that Facebook tracks people even if they don't have an account.
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.
UC Chancellor Resigns From For-Profit College Board After FTC LawsuitThe chancellor of the University of California, Davis has resigned from the board of a for-profit college company that the Federal Trade Commission is suing for deceptive advertising.
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.
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.
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.