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Like many other federal agencies, the FTC occasionally reaches out to public problem solvers and technologists via contests and challenges to find solutions that support its mission.  To learn more about government challenges to the public, please visit

FTC Voice Cloning Challenge  (2023-24)

The FTC is challenging the public to develop breakthrough ideas on preventing, monitoring, and evaluating malicious voice cloning.

IOT Home Inspector Challenge (2017)

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The FTC challenged the public to create a technical solution or tools that consumers could use to guard against security vulnerabilities in software found on the Internet of Things (IoT) devices in their homes.