data collection

Snapchat Settles With the FTC Over Broken Privacy Promises

Snapchat, an app that promised messaging privacy, broke those promises to users, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday. The hot startup agreed to settle with the FTC over charges it had deceived users about the ephemeral nature of its video and text message "snaps."

Study: Consumers Wary of Marketers Using Big Data

Big data is the name of the game for any marketer these days, but it's also under the microscope of federal regulators and privacy groups that fear marketers may be running roughshod over consumer privacy.

Senators Introduce Bill to Regulate Data Collection

Commerce chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Sen.

Advertisers Pay 3 Times More for Cookie-Based Ads

A new study from the Digital Advertising Alliance found that advertisers will pay a substantially higher premium for interest-based ads.

Can Reclaim Your Name Resonate Like Do Not Track?

What's in a slogan? To the Federal Trade Commission, which is trying to goad an industry into adopting voluntary guidelines on data privacy issues, a catchy phrase might offer a lot of value.

Compete Settles With FTC

Online market researcher Compete agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers and failed to safeguard the sensitive information it collected.

Lawmakers Praise Twitter, but Have Questions Too

Twitter scored a lot of points in Washington recently when it publicly came out in support of the government's Do Not Track policy recommendation for Web companies. But that doesn't mean the social networking and micro-blogging company can rest easy.