Posts Tagged: Privacy Concerns


Growing market for wearable tech increases value for security

Consumers are very interested in knowing that their data is protected, and not simply their financial account data. However, as wearable technologies and the closely related Internet …

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
5 years ago 0

The Real China: A Lack of Privacy, Censorship & Infringement

Near the end of her presentation Bartow asked a particularly enlightening question. If China can crackdown so thoroughly on its citizens why couldn't they crackdown on intellectual …
By Gene Quinn
5 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
6 years ago 0

Android Flashlight App Developer Settles FTC Charges It Deceived Consumers

The creator of one of the most popular apps for Android mobile devices has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the free app, which allows …

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
6 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
6 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 Settles Charges That Payday Loan Tossed Sensitive Consumer Data into Trash Dumpsters

A company that provides management services to more than 300 payday loan and check cashing stores, and an affiliated company that owns and operates several stores, will pay $101,500 …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 1

FTC Recommends Best Practices for Companies Using Facial Recognition Technologies

Facial recognition technologies have been adopted in a variety of contexts, ranging from online social networks and mobile apps to digital signs, the FTC staff report states.  …

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 …

FTC Halts Computer Spying by Secretly Installed Software

Seven rent-to-own companies and a software design firm have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they spied on consumers using computers that consumers rented from …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 0

Facial Recognition Technology Raising Privacy Concerns

As I read through the patents and patent applications discussed below, and the many more I did not include, I started to wonder whether anyone has any …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 10