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In a comment to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) about potential safety issues associated with Internet-connected consumer products, staff of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP) warned that poorly secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices could pose a...
Join the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Delaware Attorney General for a free, one-hour webinar to learn about the top scams reported in Delaware and get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.June 26 at...
Join the Federal Trade Commission for a free, one-hour webinar to learn about the top scams reported in Minnesota and get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.June 21 at 10 a.m. CT / 11 a.m. ETSpeakers will include...
Buckling up in the car is a precaution parents take to protect themselves and their children. When it comes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, navigating the rules of the COPPA Road helps protect your business and the kids who visit your website or use your online...
The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a settlement with PayPal, Inc. over allegations that its Venmo peer-to-peer payment service misled consumers about their ability to transfer funds to external bank accounts and control the privacy of their Venmo transactions.
Join the Federal Trade Commission for a webinar to learn about the top scams reported in Nevada and get tips to help people in your community avoid scams, protect their identity and recover from identity theft.June 6 11:00 am PT / 12:00 pm MTSpeakers will include staff from the:...
You can say this about scammers: They tend toward the trendy. As new products and services enter the marketplace, it’s not long before fraudsters find a way to exploit consumer interest in the innovation to make a quick buck. Cryptocurrencies are no exception, which is why the FTC is...
Keep a watchful eye on your service providers. For conscientious companies, that’s Privacy & Data Security 101. It’s also a key compliance tip from the FTC’s proposed settlement with mobile device manufacturer BLU.
Mobile phone manufacturer BLU Products, Inc. and its co-owner have reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that the company allowed a China-based third-party service provider to collect detailed personal information about consumers, such as text message contents and...
Remember that public service announcement: “It’s 8:00. Do you know where your children are?” Technology has given parents tools for answering that question. But under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule, online services touted as ways to keep kids connected need to comply...
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission sent letters to two foreign companies that market electronic devices and apps that appear to collect geolocation data from children, warning that the companies may be in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule.
Join the Federal Trade Commission and the Arkansas Attorney General's Office for a free webinar about fighting consumer fraud and identity theft in ArkansasMay 17 10:00 am - 11:00 am CTLearn about:the top scams reported in Arkansastips for identifying the latest scamshow to avoid and...
It’s a given that companies shouldn’t charge consumers hidden fees. But it raises a particular concern when an online lender makes “No Hidden Fees” claims a centerpiece of its marketing – and then deducts from those loans hundreds or even thousands of dollars in hidden up-front fees...
La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés) está lanzando una campaña de educación a nivel nacional para ayudar a los pequeños negocios a fortalecer sus defensas cibernéticas y proteger los datos delicados que almacenan en sus sistemas.
In its August 2017 proposed consent agreement with Uber, the FTC alleged, among other things, that the company’s unreasonable security practices resulted in a May 2014 data breach. But there’s more to the story now. According to the FTC, Uber experienced another breach in the fall of...
Uber Technologies, Inc. has agreed to expand the proposed settlement it reached with the Federal Trade Commission last year over charges that the ride-sharing company deceived consumers about its privacy and data security practices.
No matter what you call it – facts and figures, the boxscore, or a report from the stat-o-sphere – a recap is a great way to get the lay of the land. Which brings me to the FTC’s Annual Highlights, a short but detailed summary of the Commission’s 2017 efforts to promote competition...
The Federal Trade Commission is launching a national education campaign to help small businesses strengthen their cyber defenses and protect sensitive data that they store.

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