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The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has issued warning letters to app developers who have installed a piece of software that can monitor a device’s microphone to listen for audio signals that are embedded in television advertisements.
CORRECTEDThe quote in this release has been updated for clarification. Technology company Vulcun has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it unfairly replaced a popular web browser game with a program that installed applications on consumers’ mobile devices without their...
Como parte de un acuerdo con la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés), dos desarrolladores de aplicaciones pagarán un total de $360,000 en concepto de multas administrativas por los cargos que les imputan la infracción de la Ley de Protección de la Privacidad Infantil en...
Two app developers will pay a combined $360,000 in civil penalties as part of settlements with the Federal Trade Commission over charges they violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, Rule. The terms of the settlements with LAI Systems, LLC, and Retro Dreamer, require the...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day conference in Seattle on Feb. 9, 2016, on how companies can build security into their products and services. The event will have a particular focus on guidance for startups and early stage businesses about how to make security considerations a part...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a new method for companies to get parents’ consent for their children to access online services covered by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further the agencies’ ongoing cooperation on consumer protection matters.
The Federal Trade Commission’s second Start with Security Conference will take place Thursday, Nov. 5, in Austin. The event, which is bringing together top security experts to provide information to startups and app developers, is being hosted and co-sponsored by the University of Texas Robert S....
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the final agenda for its upcoming workshop on the practice of tracking consumers across Internet-connected devices for advertising and marketing purposes and related consumer protection issues.
Nota: Se realizará una teleconferencia (en inglés) para los medios de comunicación con la Directora Asociada de la FTC Malini Mithal tal como se indica a continuación: Fecha: 21 de octubre de 2015 Hora: 4:00 p.m. ET (Hora del Este) Número para conectarse a la teleconferencia: (800) 288-8976, número...
Note: A conference call for media with FTC Associate Director Malini Mithal was held: Date: October 21, 2015 Time: 4:00 p.m. ET Mithal and FTC staff took questions from the media about the case.
Experts from across the technology industry will share their tips and insights on how startups can secure their applications at the Federal Trade Commission’s Start with Security conference taking place Nov. 5 in Austin, Texas. FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will give opening remarks at the...
The Federal Trade Commission’s first Start with Security Conference will take place tomorrow, Sept. 9, in San Francisco. The event, which is bringing together top security experts to provide information to startups and app developers, is being hosted and co-sponsored by the University of California...
After a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order resolving the Commission’s complaint against Nomi Technologies for misleading consumers about the available choices to opt-out of the company’s mobile device tracking program.
The FTC’s Office of Technology Research and Investigation conducted a follow-up survey examining what information kids’ app developers are collecting from users, whom they are sharing it with, and what disclosures they are providing to parents about their practices. The findings will be announced...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a conference in January examining cutting-edge research and trends in protecting consumer privacy and security. The event, called PrivacyCon, is the first of its kind and will bring together leading stakeholders, including whitehat researchers, academics,...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will provide the opening remarks at the FTC’s first Start with Security conference, being held Sept. 9 at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.

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