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How much is everything on your computer worth to you?  About $300?  The criminals behind a new malware program are betting on it. The Federal Trade Commission, the FBI and other federal agencies are warning consumers and businesses about “Cryptolocker,” a malware program that holds the files on...
Twelve defendants that allegedly operated websites enticing consumers with bogus offers of “free $1,000 gift cards” for major retailers have agreed to pay $2.5 million in settlements with the Federal Trade Commission.
If you’re looking for love, you might end up on an online dating site, where, as some people will attest, you’ll meet all kinds of people.  Unfortunately, though, you might just meet some scammers. So, especially as Valentine’s Day nears, look out for warning signs of a scam, such as any request...
Scam artists are forever trying to trick people into clicking on links that will download malware to their computers. But the latest scam takes the trick to a new low.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved the kidSAFE Seal Program as a safe harbor program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the agency’s COPPA Rule.  
The Federal Trade Commission is mailing refund checks totaling more than $1.8 million to 433 consumers who were victimized by a scam that promoted video rental machines as a business opportunity.
As part of the Federal Trade Commission’s systematic review of all current FTC rules and guides, the FTC will host a public roundtable in Washington, DC, on March 28, 2014, to analyze proposed changes to its Care Labeling Rule.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission approved final consent orders settling charges that two automotive dealers deceptively advertised the cost or available discounts for their vehicles.
A children’s online entertainment company has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it falsely claimed it was abiding by an international privacy framework known as the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor that enables U.S. companies to transfer consumer data from the European Union to the U.S. in...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that electronics company TRENDnet, Inc.’s lax security practices led to the exposure of the private lives of hundreds of consumers on the internet for public viewing.
An affiliate marketer has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that he was responsible for sending millions of unwanted text messages to consumers that deceptively promised “free” gift cards and electronics.
The Federal Trade Commission testified before Congress for the third time in as many days today, emphasizing the agency’s ongoing efforts to promote data security, and reiterating its unanimous support for enactment of a strong federal data security and breach notification law.
The Federal Trade Commission testified before Congress today on the agency’s ongoing efforts to promote data security, and reiterated its support for enactment of a strong federal data security and breach notification law.
In testimony before a U.S. Senate Banking subcommittee, the Federal Trade Commission updated Congress on the agency’s ongoing efforts to promote data security through civil law enforcement, education, and policy initiatives.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S. district court judge in Florida has issued a contempt order against Bryon Wolf and Roy Eliasson, two key individuals who operated a deceptive marketing scheme since 2009.
A company that provides medical transcription services has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its inadequate data security measures unfairly exposed the personal information of thousands of consumers on the open Internet, in some instances including consumers’ medical histories...
The Federal Trade Commission, in partnership with the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and several other federal agencies, announced a new complaint process to gather input from veterans, servicemembers, and their families pursuing higher education through Post 9/11 GI Bill and other...

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