As more US government departments and lawmakers wake up to the growing influence of the Internet of Things (IoT), the Federal Trade Commission says they want in on the regulatory conversation. As reported by Pymnts.com, the FTC has decided to stick its oar in the IoT waters by issuing an official response on IoT in a call […]
Federal government officials are getting concerned that the explosion in the health monitoring devices may lead to people’s step counters spying on them — then snitching to their health insurance company or even to advertisers more broadly. The popularity of wireless health monitoring devices has soared over the last few years and shows no signs of slowing […]
The watchdogs have chewed through their leashes.
There’s money in them there pins!
The feds say AT&T hoodwinked users.
Snapchat settled FTC charges that it lied to users and violated their privacy, but got off with no fine and a vague non-apology.
Kids do the darndest things, but in this case, Apple didn’t do enough to inform parents about how the App Store works.
The ACLU wants wireless carriers to provide timely Android updates to improve smartphone security — and the FTC appears likely to agree.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on text message spam, filing complaints against eight affiliate marketers that sent more than 180 million text spam for “free” gift cards.
A recent FTC settlement with HTC puts mobile device manufacturers on notice that they will be held responsible for securing customer data and privacy.
What is the difference between a patent troll and a business just trying to product its innovation? The answer can be surprisingly hard to find.
A single app – the YouTube app for Windows Phone – has become the latest battleground between Microsoft and Google as the two companies war over content on the Internet.
Microsoft’s nutso obsession with Google led it to wage an exhausting and expensive lobbying war against the search giant. Now the whole thing has fizzled out.