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Every tech publication seems to have a list of best apps for business.  Whether the goal is to analyze corporate cash flow or avoid the dreaded middle seat that doesn’t recline, there’s an app for the task.  But have you considered the kind of sensitive customer or employee...
Most consumers know that creditors use information about them and their credit experiences – like the number and type of accounts they have, their bill paying history, and whether they pay their bills on time – to create a credit score, which helps predict how creditworthy they are...
Familiar with Fantage?  If you have kids, they probably are.  It’s a MMORPG – a massively multiplayer online role-playing game – where millions of children customize avatars to play online games in a virtual world.  According to the FTC, there are a few more initials this MMORPG will...
Consumers may not know it, but there are technologies out there that let retailers and others track their movements within and around stores and other attractions through their mobile devices.  Businesses can use the information to identify trends in consumer behavior, plan sales and...

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In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission provided an update on its efforts to protect consumers’ privacy in the face of growing data breaches and renewed its call for data security legislation.
Two companies have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they misrepresented the security of their mobile apps and failed to secure the transmission of millions of consumers’ sensitive personal information from their mobile apps.
In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission renewed its call for data security legislation and provided an update on its efforts to protect consumers’ privacy in the face of growing reports of data breaches.
The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a seminar on alternative scoring products in Washington, D.C., on March 19, 2014, and invites webcast viewers to submit questions online. Staff will live-tweet the seminar, and take questions via Twitter, Facebook, and email.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced the agenda and panelists for its upcoming privacy seminar examining the scope and effects of alternative scoring products, which will take place March 19 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed safe harbor program that the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeep Safe) has submitted for Commission approval under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Aaron’s Inc., a national rent-to-own retailer, knowingly played a direct and vital role in its franchisees’ installation and use of software on rental computers that secretly monitored...
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of the United Kingdom today to promote increased cooperation and communication between the two agencies in their efforts to protect consumer privacy. 
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that a company providing medical billing and revenue management services to hospitals in multiple states unfairly exposed sensitive consumer information to the risk of theft or...
The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a Spring Privacy Series on emerging consumer privacy issues, and the first event on Feb. 19, 2014 in Washington, D.C., will explore mobile device tracking. With retailers and other businesses tracking consumers’ movements throughout and around retail stores...
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.
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.

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