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Internet search giant Google has agreed to a settlement, including a $7 million payout, with a group of states in a case involving privacy complaints. The complaints stem from Google’s street view cars, which travel the roads taking 360-degree pictures as well as the location of wireless hotspots and cell phone towers. [...]Continue Reading →
On March 11, 2013 By Marina Visan
You’ve probably been the victim of a misleading text from one of your favorite companies promising gift cards or other fabulous prizes. By clicking the link, you’d likely have been directed to a web site asking for your personal information, such as social security or credit card number, and rarely leading to an actual reward. [...]Continue Reading →
The Federal Trade Commission is trying to stick its finger in the dike to keep the North Sea of privacy concerns back. The FTC recently issued a staff report “Mobile Apps for Kids: Current Privacy Disclosures are Disappointing” (.pdf) demonstrating that, besides having a sense of humor, the FTC [...]Continue Reading →
On June 15, 2011 By Virginia Maynard
Less than a week after Facebook announced plans to enable face recognition across its social networking site, privacy groups demonstrated the gravity of their concerns about the new technology, filing a complaint that asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to force Facebook to end plans for the new service. The privacy groups specifically asked that the FTC stop Facebook from [...]Continue Reading →
Has Apple bitten off more than it can chew? Apple, known for being overprotective of its products, may have taken its application xenophobia too far, as evidenced by a few recent modifications to its App Store developer agreement.
A little background may be necessary: Apple iPhones (without being jail broken — recently [...]Continue Reading →
Federal court finds senatorial candidate Charles DeVore’s political campaign advertisements utilizing Don Henley’s music are not Fair Use.
Congress has driven a stake through the heart of movie box office futures trading — banning the practice.
Federal Trade Commission settles with Continue Reading →
Federal Trade Commission opens investigation into whether Apple is using its position in the market to harm competitors.
DNA introduced to bolster thirty-year old murder charges in Atlanta killings.
Vince Young facing issues off the field for misdemeanor assault and involvement in altercation in [...]Continue Reading →
United States Senators, Facebook users, and consumer advocate groups are rallying against recent changes to Facebook’s privacy settings. Recently, four Senators asked the Federal Trade Commission to make privacy guidelines clearer for all social networking sites, while the consumer protection group, The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), filed a complaint with the [...]Continue Reading →
What a twist!
Today, Apple announced the new features of the iPhone 4 OS. According to Macworld, these features include iAd, a new advertising platform designed specifically for the iPhone. iAd will allow Apple developers to embed advertisements in their applications, which could result in cheaper or free applications from iPhone’s App Store. [...]Continue Reading →