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Spend enough time on the web and you're bound to come across TRUSTe's logo. It signifies that the site you're on -- like eBay, Yelp and Etsy -- self-certified with TRUSTe's set of membership requirements like the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the EU-US Safe Harbor Framework and

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When Facebook bought WhatsApp, some were worried that the messenger would go back on its promise not to collect swathes of personal data in the style of its new owner. Luckily for you, the FTC has other plans, and will only give its blessing to the $19 billion deal if both companies swear to resp

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In late February the FTC and HTC came to a tentative settlement over the manufacturer's poorly secured software, which included HTC Loggers. The commission voted three to none, with one commissioner recused, to require the company to patch the vulnerabilities and develop a security program that wo

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Path was quick to mend its ways after a dust-up over collecting contact information from iOS users without their consent, but it wasn't quick enough to avoid FTC claims of violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. All that is just water under the bridge in the wake of a new settlemen

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Well, Mark Zuckerberg is finally trying to make things right after admitting to a \"bunch of mistakes\" when dealing with user privacy on his juggernaut of a social network. The FTC and Facebook had agreed to settle the dispute in November, and now the final details of the deal have been ironed out.

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Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 won't be the first major browser to pack a \"do not track\" component, but it'll be the first to have it switched on by default. Though Microsoft doesn't yet support the feature on its own websites, it plans to help hammer out the protocols by cooperating with indus

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It was only a matter of time, we suppose, before this whole Carrier IQ thing started drawing the attention of lawmakers. The saga has quickly spiraled out of control, with carriers being forced to declare which side they're on and Senator Stuart Smalley Al Franken demanding the company provide de

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