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11.17.14
Turns out TRUSTe isn't so trustworthy, settles FTC complaint
11.17.14

Turns out TRUSTe isn't so trustworthy, settles FTC complaint

Spend enough time on the web and you're bound to come across TRUSTe's logo. It signifies that the...

By T. Seppala,   11.17.14
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09.17.14
Yelp settles with the FTC over claims it collected personal info from kids
09.17.14

Yelp settles with the FTC over claims it collected personal info from kids

The FTC is eager to crack down on any perceived online privacy violations, especially when they in...

By J. Fingas,   09.17.14
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08.18.14
Google's getting ready to open its web services to kids
08.18.14

Google's getting ready to open its web services to kids

13 is a big year in a young one's life: you've officially tip-toed into adolescence, your body sta...

By C. Velazco,   08.18.14
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02.01.13
Path settles with the FTC over contact privacy violations
02.01.13

Path settles with the FTC over contact privacy violations

Path was quick to mend its ways after a dust-up over collecting contact information from iOS users...

By J. Fingas,   02.01.13
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02.01.13
Path reaches a settlement with the FTC over COPPA violations
02.01.13

Path reaches a settlement with the FTC over COPPA violations

Path is paying handsomely for allowing minors under the age of 13 years old to sign up for its...

By K. Hodgkins,   02.01.13
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12.19.12
FTC introduces changes to Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, parental permission now required to collect information
12.19.12

FTC introduces changes to Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, parental permission now required to collect information

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (or COPPA) was first introduced back in 1998, but you...

By D. Melanson,   12.19.12
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08.16.11
FTC requires iOS developers to pay $50K fine for collecting user data
08.16.11

FTC requires iOS developers to pay $50K fine for collecting user data

App developers writing applications that target children have to be very careful when they coll...

By K. Hodgkins,   08.16.11
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07.13.10
ESRB issues apology over email leak
07.13.10

ESRB issues apology over email leak

Yesterday, we learned that the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) accidentally emailed the...

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07.12.10
ESRB unintentionally exposes email addresses of people who filed complaints over Blizzard's Real ID system [Updated]
07.12.10

ESRB unintentionally exposes email addresses of people who filed complaints over Blizzard's Real ID system [Updated]

digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gaming_news/ESRB_exposes_emails_of_gamers_who_filed_privacy_complaints...

By G. Reece,   07.12.10
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