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Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez has appointed Lorrie Faith Cranor as the agency’s Chief Technologist, succeeding Ashkan Soltani.
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.
A federal court has granted a request by the Federal Trade Commission to shut down a tech support scam that allegedly bilked consumers out of more than $17 million by pretending to represent Microsoft, Apple and other major tech companies.
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.
The Federal Trade Commission has extended the deadline for its decision on the proposed verifiable parental consent method that Riyo, Inc., has submitted for Commission approval under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. The extension was made at the company’s request. The...
The Federal Trade Commission highlighted to Congress its multi-faceted approach to protecting older Americans from fraud in testimony today before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade.
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,...
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.
In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission described its work to fight tech support scammers who trick people into believing their computer has problems, and then charge them hundreds of dollars for unnecessary, worthless, or even harmful services. The testimony outlined...
In testimony before Congress today, the Federal Trade Commission provided feedback on proposed legislation to address privacy and security concerns around the growth of so-called “connected cars.”
The operators of an alleged tech support scam agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they tricked consumers into paying millions of dollars for technical support services they did not need and software that was otherwise free. Under the settlement, Pairsys, Inc., and its owners,...
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...
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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