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The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a one-day workshop on mobile security on June 4, 2013, in Washington, D.C., and invites participants watching the webcast to submit questions to moderators online. Staff will live-tweet the workshop and take questions via Twitter, Facebook and email.

FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will provide the opening remarks at Mobile Security: Potential Threats and Solutions. Panelists will discuss mobile malware, how it spreads, its impact on U.S. consumers, the role of mobile platforms and others in the mobile ecosystem – from chipmakers to app developers – in securing mobile devices and data, and ways that consumers can protect themselves from mobile threats. A complete agenda is available online now.

The live webcast will begin at 9 a.m. EDT. Viewers can submit questions throughout the day via the following channels:

Twitter: Commission staff will tweet workshop highlights from the @FTC Twitter account and use the hashtag #FTCmobile.

Facebook: Post questions to the FTC’s Facebook page in the workshop status thread.

Email: Submit questions via email to

Staff will do their best to answer as many questions as possible from the audience and online during the workshop.

Watch the workshop live online here.

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Contact Information

Cheryl Hackley
Office of Public Affairs

Emily Burton
Division of Marketing Practices