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FTC: No Need for Legislation on Privacy, Security Risks of IoT

January 27, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission announced the release of a report on the Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World. 8 more words

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Appeals Court Sides With FTC In POM Wonderful False Advertising Case

The Federal Trade Commission hasn’t let the bee out of its bonnet over health claims made by POM Wonderful that it says amount to deceptive advertising, having kept on the company’s case since 2010. 466 more words

Feds Take Action Against Pair Of Deceptive Auto Title Lenders

When it comes to short-term, high-interest loans, payday lenders may get most of the headlines, but auto title loans can be just as perilous for borrowers, especially when the lenders use deceptive marketing. 493 more words

FTC Rules 'Revenge Porn' Operator Must Get Consent Before Posting Nude Photos

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4)- The Federal Trade Commission has ruled the man who ran a so-called “revenge porn” website out of Colorado Springs can no longer share those photos without consent. 355 more words

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FTC shuts down "revenge porn" operation, but imposes no fine

In one of the most despicable scams on the internet, Colorado resident Craig Brittain ran a website that posted nude photographs of hundreds of women alongside their Facebook profiles and other personal information, then blackmailed the victims to pay bogus lawyer sites, controlled by Brittain, in the hope of expunging the photos. 338 more words

"The Internet Of Every Damn Thing": Face It, Personal Gadgetry Tied To The Internet Is Selling Data About Your Habits To Businesses

Federal Trade Commission head Edith Ramirez put the matter plainly: “If I’m wearing a fitness band that tracks how many calories I consume, I wouldn’t want to share that data with an insurance company.” 598 more words

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Firms may face new $16,500 privacy fines under White House bill

Many consumers have grown resigned to the parade of privacy breaches that occur when apps or big tech companies like Facebook or Google misuse their personal data. 424 more words