All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘FTC’

What Will the FTC’s Privacy Framework Do?

When the Federal Trade Commission released its final report on privacy last week, it made several recommendations for the future of privacy. Thus far, it has received both praise and criticism for the framework it laid out.

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Kindergartners are Being Taught to Embrace and Utilize Technology

Kindergartners are learning how to communicate in a concise manner through Twitter. Early childhood educators are teaching entire classes how to tweet and have created classroom networks for students on Twiducate, a social network devoted to schools and teaching environments. Twiducate.com is a free resource for educators that was developed in 2009. The overaching goal of the platform is to …

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EFF Endorses FTC’s Final Privacy Report

The Electronic Frontier Foundation approved of the Federal Trade Commission’s final report on digital consumer privacy yesterday, although the privacy advocate did express some caution in giving the report its wholesale endorsement. The EFF supported the FTC’s recommendation of the ‘Do Not Track’ feature that will soon be arriving with browsers, a function which would allow consumers to indicate to …

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FTC Shifts Privacy Spotlight: New Best Practices

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a new report that sets forth a series of “best practices” for advertisers and data brokers to follow which can allow them to flourish while still protecting American consumer’s personal data. The new report makes special provisions for small business and clearly defines who should adhere to what set of best practices. Specifically, …

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FTC Backs ‘Do Not Track’ Feature In Final Privacy Report

The Federal Trade Commission today issued its final report for how companies need to handle consumer privacy, including the much-discussed ‘Do Not Track’ feature that was brought up after the White House introduced the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights earlier this year. In the report, the FTC asserts that the “industry has made significant progress in implementing Do Not Track” …

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Is Antitrust Enforcement as Regulation Harming American Companies?

Antitrust is quickly becoming a buzzword in the technology space as companies such as Google, Apple, and others are being investigated. The Federal Trade Commission is currently looking at Google in regards to claims that it is using its search power to favor its own products in search results.

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Google on Safari-gate: “We didn’t anticipate this would happen.”

Google’s unwavering mission to gather information about internet users may soon come with a hefty price tag attached, according to the Wall Street Journal. Last month, we reported how Google was bypassing privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser but also Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. The resulting fall-out has involved an FTC investigation into whether Google violated an agreement from 2011 in …

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Apple Subpoenaed By FTC In Google Antitrust Probe

According to Bloomberg, Apple has been subpoenaed by the Federal Trade Commission in order to provide information pertaining to the ongoing antitrust investigation of Google. Apple is being requested to deliver the details of how Google is integrated into iPads and iPhones as the default search engine. AllThingsD was able to confirm the news of the subpoena through sources familiar …

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Julie Brill Calls For Consumer Anonymity From Big Data

The Federal Trade Commission kicks off National Consumer Protection Week this Sunday, but ahead of that the its Commissioner, Julie Brill, delivered a keynote address at the Fordham University Big Data, Big Issues Center for Law and Information Policy event. In the speech, Brill began by highlighting all of the uses of Big Data, which is basically the critical mass …

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Microsoft Hires Randall Long, Former FTC Investigator Of Google

Microsoft has gone after Google with playful yet pointed jabs. Microsoft has gone after Google with heavy accusations of legal import. Concerning the latter method, Microsoft appears to be ready to recalibrate their approach by hiring a Washington lobbyist to keep the heat on Google’s legal woes. The Wall Street Journal reported that Randall Long, a former Federal Trade Commission …

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FTC Calls Google’s New Privacy Policy Brutal

Google’s new privacy policy goes into effect on March 1st, and watchdog groups like EPIC have been trying to prompt the Federal Trade Commission to take a deeper look into all the changes. Still, the FTC is allowing Google to move forward, though FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz calls the the new privacy policy “brutal.” In a statement given during an …

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EPIC Files Emergency Appeal Against Google

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a consumer watchdog group, has just appealed a court ruling in a Google privacy case, in which they’d asked that the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google’s latest privacy policy changes. On February 18th, EPIC’s initial request was denied by federal court, after the FTC basically told them to mind their own business, citing …

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