Posts Tagged: online privacy


Internet of Things fuels privacy fears at Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission is hoping to take a lead role in shaping best practices for privacy and security in the growing Internet of Things. Near the …
By Steve Brachmann
6 years ago 0

Oracle Seeks to Patent Defenses Against Search Engine Tracking

This system creates data that obfuscates the search query submitted by a user so that it cannot be tracked by a third party, while still providing relevant …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 0

Aaron’s Rent-To-Own Settles FTC Computer Spying Charges

How is it possible that no one is going to jail for this? How is it possible that there were no fines levied by the FTC? According …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 3

Stricter COPPA Rules Go Into Effect July 2013

The 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which provides a number of rules and regulations with respect to children's online privacy, recently got an overhaul. The Federal …
By Adrienne Kendrick
7 years ago 0

FTC Strengthens Kids’ Privacy, Gives Parents Greater Control Over Their Information By Amending COPPA Rule

The Federal Trade Commission initiated a review in 2010 to ensure that the COPPA Rule keeps up with evolving technology and changes in the way children use and …

FTC to Study Data Broker Collection and Use of Consumer Data

The Federal Trade Commission issued orders requiring nine data brokerage companies to provide the agency with information about how they collect and use data about consumers. The …

FTC Stops “History Sniffing” by Online Advertising Network

An online advertising company agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it used “history sniffing” to secretly and illegally gather data from millions of consumers about …

FTC to Host Workshop to Explore Practices and Privacy Implications of Comprehensive Collection of Internet Users’ Data

The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on December 6, 2012, to explore the practices and privacy implications of comprehensive collection of data about consumers’ online activities. Entities …