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Is Your Secret Safe With 'Secret' App? Hackers expose anonymity issues

Hackers recently showed that Secret, the anonymous social networking app that encourages users to "speak freely," may not be so secretive after all. Speaking with Wired, Ben Caudill, co-founder of Seattle's…

August 22, 2014, 2:50 PM EDT

FTC Chair Edith Ramirez Fights for Data Security and Privacy Rights Consumers come first

One year into her tenure as chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, Edith Ramirez is putting the agency front and center as the nation’s leading enforcer on privacy and data…

May 27, 2014, 6:03 AM EDT

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

FTC's Data Security Case Against Wyndham Worldwide Moves Forward Closely-watched case could determine authority

In a victory for the Federal Trade Commission, a federal judge declined to dismiss the agency's data security case against Wydham Worldwide Hotels, allowing it to move forward. The case, in…

April 7, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

Fandango, Credit Karma Settle FTC Charges in Data Security Case Sends strong message to companies to tighten procedures

The Federal Trade Commission continues to step up its data security enforcement in an attempt to stop data breaches before they harm consumers. On Friday, the agency announced Fandango and…

March 28, 2014, 12:54 PM EDT

Target Is Washington's Poster Child for Data Breach Debate Report shows where retailer went wrong

Target is quickly becoming the poster child for Washington policymakers anxious to find a solution to curb the growing number of data breaches that steal and compromise the personal information…

March 25, 2014, 5:23 PM EDT

Infographic: Consumers Just Say No to In-Store Tracking Consumers favor opt-in consent

Given the choice, consumers are likely to just say "no" to their movements being tracked in retail stores via their smartphones. According to a new survey by Chicago-based OpinionLab, eight…

March 24, 2014, 2:43 PM EDT

Zuckerberg Says U.S. Government Is a Threat to the Internet Not fast enough on surveillance reform

Mark Zuckerberg took to his Facebook page today to express his frustrations with U.S. government's slow progress on surveillance reform. He even went so far as to call the government…

March 13, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

Edward Snowden: Tech Giants Are Irresponsible With Consumer Data Exiled American whistle-blower on SXSW panel

Echoing sentiments expressed by Julian Assange at South by Southwest Interactive two days ago, exiled American whistle-blower Edward Snowden and fellow panelists today suggested that tech giants such as Google…

March 10, 2014, 3:34 PM EDT

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

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