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In June, the Commission announced its first settlement with a mobile advertising network, InMobi. Among other things, the Commission’s complaint challenges the company’s location tracking practices. In this post, we explain the mechanism that the Commission alleges InMobi used to...
I’d like to introduce myself as the new Chief Technologist of the FTC, following in the footsteps of my predecessors, Latanya Sweeney, Steve Bellovin, and Ed Felten. As the Commission enters its 100th year, technological expertise will be more important than ever, and I’m excited to...
Online ads, exclusive online communities, and the potential for adverse impacts from big data analytics Online advertising today is a big data analytic marvel, deciding in the time it takes to load a web page which ad, among billions, to deliver to which of billions of domains. Large...