Senators demand investigation into carrier location-selling scandal
They also want the FCC and FTC to force carriers to tell customers if and how their data was shared.
Marco Rubio proposes a totally uninspiring data privacy bill
The bill would effectively kill states' ability to create their own privacy rules.
Federal Trade Commission agrees to investigate loot boxes
The practice is coming under scrutiny from legislators in several countries.
Senator Wyden wants to jail execs who don't protect consumer data
The proposed bill would send senior executives at negligent companies to jail for 10 to 20 years.
Five state attorneys general are investigating Uber breach
Multiple lawsuits have also been filed in California and Oregon.
FTC lawsuit over D-Link’s lax router security just took a big hit
A judge dismissed half of the FTC’s complaint against D-Link.
The FTC is investigating Equifax's data breach
The watchdog rarely comments on in-progress cases, but made an exception here.
Lenovo will pay a $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on certain laptops
The company still denies any wrongdoing.
YouTube stars are blurring the lines between content and ads
The difference between regular and sponsored videos is often unclear.