Topic: data collection

Snapchat Settles With the FTC Over Broken Privacy Promises Snaps didn't disappear and data was collected

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…

May 8, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

Study: Consumers Wary of Marketers Using Big Data For the right brand, some personal information is OK

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…

February 26, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

Senators Introduce Bill to Regulate Data Collection Sets the stage for pushback from the ad industry

Commerce chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) have introduced a bill to lift the "veil of secrecy" behind data broker data collection practices, making good on a…

February 12, 2014, 7:34 PM EST

Advertisers Pay 3 Times More for Cookie-Based Ads But will consumer privacy regulation alter the landscape?

A new study from the Digital Advertising Alliance found that advertisers will pay a substantially higher premium for interest-based ads. While that may not seem so surprising, the study, to…

February 10, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

Can Reclaim Your Name Resonate Like Do Not Track? FTC's Brill coins campaign slogan to push consumer control of data

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…

June 26, 2013, 6:26 PM EDT

Compete Settles With FTC Online market researcher collected a lot more than just Web visits

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

October 22, 2012, 5:02 PM EDT

Lawmakers Praise Twitter, but Have Questions Too Social networking service has until June 15 to answer queries

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…

May 24, 2012, 3:41 PM EDT