Most social networks want to attract teen users — but the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act makes doing so a potential legal liability.
Under threat of FTC fines, Snapchat agreed to a 20-year term of being monitored by an independent privacy auditor.
Google Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf suggests that privacy is a new phenomenon and a concept that didn’t exist before.
Google has entered into another settlement over its privacy violations, this time with 37 states and the District of Columbia for bypassing users’ privacy settings in Safari in order to target its online advertising. The $17 agreement will be distributed among the states with about $899,590 to the state of New York.
The FTC published a letter today that it sent yesterday to search engine companies, warning them that they were not adequately complying with its rules on differentiating paid search advertisements and organic search results.
Mobile marketing is now a $16 billion industry worldwide, of which Google commands more than 55 percent, according to eMarketer’s first ever global profile of the mobile marketing industry released today.
The European market trial of Google’s search engine that identify results that point to other Google products will be extended a month and will likely be deemed inadequate, said competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia speaking to the European parliament.
The FTC is reportedly investigating Google for anti-competitive actions in the $9.64-billion U.S. display advertising market. An inquiry in display advertising might look initially like more of a stretch than the FTC’s failed challenge to the company on search and search advertising. But Google is growing like a weed in the display advertising market, analysts say.
The Federal Trade Commission has warned ten data broker companies that their practices may violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act after a secret-shopping operation revealed that the companies were willing to sell consumer data without verifying consumer identities as required by law.
The Federal Trade Commission recently put out new rules for app developers whose apps may be used by children. Today, the commission also put out an infographic advising parents on how to ensure their kids are using apps safely and responsibly.