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Interested business people are making tracks to the FTC’s workshop today on cross-device tracking. Can’t make it to Washington? Then watch the webcast.
Quick:  How many connected devices do your customers have within arm’s reach right now? For a lot of them, the answer is (at minimum) a desktop computer, a laptop, a smartphone, a tablet, a connected TV, and a wearable gadget. What are the consumer protection implications when...
What information are kids’ app developers collecting, who are they sharing it with, and what are they telling parents about their practices? The FTC staff first asked those questions in 2012. Fast forward three years, and how have things changed? According to the FTC’s Office of...
The desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone and wireless wearable. Perhaps the only device we used yesterday that wasn’t connected to the internet was the crockpot. And it may know more than it’s telling.
Whether by click, tap, swipe, or scan, apps now offer a variety of beneficial services that can enhance consumers’ shopping experience.  These services help consumers compare prices in-store, load the latest deals, and make purchases – all from the convenience of their phone. To...

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The Federal Trade Commission held a conference on January 14, 2016 to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including whitehat researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates, and government regulators, to discuss the latest research and trends related...
Not long ago, consumers accessed the Internet primarily through the browser on their desktop or laptop PC.  While the PC remains a fixture for many, today’s typical consumer relies on a variety of different connected devices to navigate their daily lives.  Examples include consulting...
On May 7, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission staff hosted a seminar on Consumer Generated and Controlled Health Data.

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When managing your network, developing an app, or even organizing paper files, sound security is no accident. Companies that consider security from the start assess their options and make reasonable choices based on the nature of their business and the sensitivity of the information...
Start with the fundamentals. Take advantage of what experts have already learned about security. Design your product with authentication in mind. Protect the interfaces between your product and other devices or services. Consider how to limit permissions. Take advantage of...

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An overview of the FTC’s enforcement, policy initiatives, and consumer outreach and business guidance in the areas of privacy and data security, from January 2013-March 2014.

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