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FTC Takes Dim View of Flashlight App That Shared Users' Location Data Without Permission One of the most popular Android downloads

The Federal Trade Commission took a dim view of one of the most popular mobile apps after discovering the Brightest Flashlight Free app deceived consumers by sharing their location information…

December 5, 2013, 1:04 PM EST

Native Ad Workshop Leaves FTC Perplexed Next enforcement steps unclear

A day-long examination of native advertising left regulators with no clear direction about how to police what has become digital media's hottest ad format. The Federal Trade Commission, which organized the…

December 4, 2013, 9:09 PM EST

IAB Sorts Out Native Ahead of FTC Workshop Suggests one-size-fits-all guidelines won't work

Timed to coincide with the Federal Trade Commission's workshop this week on native advertising, the Interactive Advertising Bureau plans to release a prospectus on the industry's hottest ad format. The…

December 2, 2013, 11:27 AM EST

U.S. Regulators Won't Oppose Merger of Omnicom and Publicis Antitrust review period expires without action

The review period for U.S. regulators to take action against the Publicis-Omnicom merger has expired. The news means U.S. regulators will not oppose or modify the deal, paving the way…

November 1, 2013, 7:58 AM EDT

FTC Stops Computer Rental Franchise From Spying on Customers Aaron's customers had no idea they were being watched

Just in time for Halloween, the Federal Trade Commission settled one of its creepiest cases yet against Aaron's, an Atlanta-based rent-to-own retailer that helped its franchisees install software on its…

October 22, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

FTC Forces Accessory Marketer to Drop 'Made in USA' Claims E.K. Ekcessories agrees to discontinue false marketing

Labeling a product "made in the USA" may appeal to a consumer's patriotism, but it better be true. A maker of iPhone accessories, bottle holders, lens cleaners, dog collars, leashes…

October 21, 2013, 12:14 PM EDT

Now That Uncle Sam Is Back, What's Next for the FCC, FTC? Sen. Cruz blocks Wheeler's nomination, while backlogs are tackled

Even before the last minute Senate-negotiated deal to open the government and raise the debt ceiling, there were signs that Washington was re-opening its doors. Within minutes of President Obama signing…

October 17, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

Facebook Relaxes Privacy Policy for Teens Could D.C. lawmaker blowback be far behind?

Facebook's new relaxed privacy policy for teenagers probably won't go over very well with privacy advocates in Washington and lawmakers like Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), a persistent advocate for tighter…

October 16, 2013, 6:19 PM EDT

Big Data Added $156 Billion in Revenue to Economy Last Year [Updated] With new study, DMA aims to shape privacy debate in Washington

Responding to growing Washington attacks on data brokers, the Direct Marketing Association is mounting its biggest defense by unveiling a new study Monday during its annual conference in Chicago. The…

October 14, 2013, 9:17 AM EDT

Cross-Device Tracking Could Be Next Privacy Target in DC Sen. Markey asks FTC to open investigation into device fingerprinting

The relatively new practice of tracking consumers across their digital devices in order to serve up more relevant advertising is beginning to draw scrutiny among Washington policymakers. Called digital fingerprinting, the…

October 10, 2013, 5:36 PM EDT

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