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Topic: Privacy

Google's Purchase of Nest Likely to Raise Privacy Questions in D.C.

An advance into the 'Internet of things'

Washington may have been in learning mode when it comes to the so-called Internet of Things and privacy issues. Even at the Consumer Electronics Show last week, most regulators said…

Will Washington Move to Quickly to Regulate the Internet of Things?

At least one regulator, sounds a note of caution

Walk the halls of the International CES and listen to tech titans like Cisco’s John Chambers and it’s easy to believe that the Internet of things is the next big…

Auto Execs Lament State of Connected Car Regulation

Industry is still unsure which way D.C. might regulate

The connected car is one of the hottest topics at this year’s International CES, but to make it a reality, the auto industry will first need to navigate a Web…

Your Car's Navigation System Is Sharing Your Data Too

Report finds a lack of transparency among navigation providers

A new government report concludes that in-car navigation systems may be driving away with too much data about drivers’ whereabouts. The report on in-car location-based services like Garmin, OnStar and Google…

FTC’s Ad Regulator Plans to Focus Heavily on Native and Mobile

Jessica Rich also discusses privacy concerns

Specs Who Jessica Rich Age 51 New gig Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection bureau Old gig Associate director of financial practices division You are advertising’s top cop. What’s it like to be the…

Senate Commerce Report Says Data Brokers 'Operate Behind a Veil of Secrecy' [Updated]

Report based on a year-long investigation into 9 companies

Today was Jerry Cerasale's last day as the head lobbyist for the Direct Marketing Association. It may also have been one of his least enjoyable. Cerasale, along with Experian's svp of…

Google Coughs Up Cookie Dough for Apple Breach

Paying $17M in privacy lapse

Google agreed to pay a total of $17 million to 36 states and Washington, D.C. to settle a privacy suit for trying to beat Apple’s cookie restrictions on its Safari…

Google’s Latest Role: The Cookie Monster

Ad tech firms are on alert

Google is going after all the cookies, and the rest of the data-hungry world is worried that only crumbs will be left. The search king is among a core group of…

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…

California Paves the Way for Privacy

Taking the reins on behalf of the nation

If not for California, consumer privacy law would be at a complete standstill. Despite Google’s recent move to sell and embed user endorsements in advertising and Facebook’s decision to make users’…

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