Federaltradecommission

06.02.16
Why celebrities get away with stealth shilling on Instagram
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Why celebrities get away with stealth shilling on Instagram

The FTC is cracking down on brands, not the famous people promoting their products.

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03.19.16
FTC issues warning to apps covertly monitoring TV broadcasts
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FTC issues warning to apps covertly monitoring TV broadcasts

Advertising company Silverpush's back-end tech is allegedly compiling user data gleaned from ultrasonics.

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12.04.15
Meet the FTC's new chief technologist
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Meet the FTC's new chief technologist

CMU researcher Lorrie Cranor has aimed to make privacy and security easier for consumers to grasp.

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08.17.15
FTC names its $25,000 counter-robocall contest winner
08.17.15

FTC names its $25,000 counter-robocall contest winner

The winning mobile app works a lot like your email's spam box.

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04.01.15
Judge says AT&T can't stop FTC lawsuit over data throttling
04.01.15

Judge says AT&T can't stop FTC lawsuit over data throttling

AT&T's attempt to turn the tables on the Federal Trade Commission's mobile data throttling law...

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03.23.15
FTC launches a research office devoted to tech issues
03.23.15

FTC launches a research office devoted to tech issues

You may have noticed that a lot of the Federal Trade Commission's regulation revolves around techn...

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12.19.14
T-Mobile pays $90 million to settle claims it profited from texting scams
12.19.14

T-Mobile pays $90 million to settle claims it profited from texting scams

T-Mobile protested its innocence after the Federal Trade Commission accused it of letting text mes...

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11.20.14
FTC shutters bogus tech support firms that scammed $120 million from victims
11.20.14

FTC shutters bogus tech support firms that scammed $120 million from victims

You've heard it happen one time or another: a senior who's not very tech-savvy clicked a dubious l...

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10.21.14
FTC appoints privacy consultant as its new Chief Technologist
10.21.14

FTC appoints privacy consultant as its new Chief Technologist

The Federal Trade Commission has just appointed Ashkan Soltani, an independent consultant on priva...

By N. Lee,   10.21.14
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