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Fast Company
8 hours ago
Privacy professionals

FTC probes 8 companies for surveillance pricing practices

FTC studying companies using consumer data for targeted pricing. [ more ]
Fortune
17 hours ago
Privacy professionals

FTC orders 8 companies to hand over information on 'surveillance pricing' practices

FTC orders information on surveillance pricing practices from eight companies. [ more ]
The Cyber Express
1 day ago
Privacy professionals

FTC Fires Warning Shot At Surveillance Pricing

FTC takes action against surveillance pricing in digital advertising. [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 day ago
Privacy professionals

FTC is investigating how companies are using AI to base pricing on consumer behavior | TechCrunch

The FTC is investigating companies using AI for surveillance service pricing, aiming to protect privacy and prevent unfair pricing practices. [ more ]
Fast Company
8 hours ago
Privacy professionals

FTC probes 8 companies for surveillance pricing practices

FTC studying companies using consumer data for targeted pricing. [ more ]
Fortune
17 hours ago
Privacy professionals

FTC orders 8 companies to hand over information on 'surveillance pricing' practices

FTC orders information on surveillance pricing practices from eight companies. [ more ]
The Cyber Express
1 day ago
Privacy professionals

FTC Fires Warning Shot At Surveillance Pricing

FTC takes action against surveillance pricing in digital advertising. [ more ]
TechCrunch
1 day ago
Privacy professionals

FTC is investigating how companies are using AI to base pricing on consumer behavior | TechCrunch

The FTC is investigating companies using AI for surveillance service pricing, aiming to protect privacy and prevent unfair pricing practices. [ more ]
moresurveillance-pricing
#microsoft
WGB
1 day ago
Video games

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will invade Game Pass on July 24

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 coming to Game Pass on July 24, marking the first COD on the service. [ more ]
GameSpot
1 day ago
Tech industry

Xbox Fires Back At The FTC's Claims That Game Pass Has Been "Degraded"

Microsoft responded to FTC's claims related to Game Pass tiers with justification and clarification. [ more ]
Gadgets 360
2 days ago
Tech industry

FTC Calls New Xbox Game Pass Standard Tier 'Degraded', Microsoft Responds

Microsoft introduced a new Xbox Game Pass Standard tier at a lower price without day-one releases for first-party games.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) criticized the price hike of Xbox Game Pass and deemed the new Standard tier 'degraded.'
Microsoft responded to the FTC's claims, arguing that the new Standard tier is not a downgrade compared to the discontinued Game Pass for Console tier. [ more ]
VG247
4 days ago
Tech industry

Microsoft doesn't quite agree with the FTC's recent comments, says no, Xbox Game Pass isn't "degraded" following price hike

The FTC questioned Xbox Game Pass price hike, alleging 'product degradation'. Microsoft disagreed, citing increased value with new games like Call of Duty. [ more ]
GameSpot
5 months ago
Video games

Microsoft Is Undermining Activision's Independence With Latest Layoffs, FTC Says

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has criticized Microsoft's layoff plan of 1,900 employees within its Xbox division, including Activision Blizzard employees, stating that it contradicts how Microsoft represented itself in the buyout proceedings.
The FTC is seeking to temporarily pause the Microsoft-Activision Blizzard buyout until it can review the deal on antitrust grounds. [ more ]
The Drum
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Weekly AI recap: Feds eye OpenAI-Microsoft partnership, Google's new AI marketing tool

The DOJ and FTC are discussing a potential antitrust investigation into the Microsoft-OpenAI partnership.
Both agencies are vying for the chance to lead the investigation, as the jurisdictional boundary between them is blurry. [ more ]
WGB
1 day ago
Video games

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will invade Game Pass on July 24

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 coming to Game Pass on July 24, marking the first COD on the service. [ more ]
GameSpot
1 day ago
Tech industry

Xbox Fires Back At The FTC's Claims That Game Pass Has Been "Degraded"

Microsoft responded to FTC's claims related to Game Pass tiers with justification and clarification. [ more ]
Gadgets 360
2 days ago
Tech industry

FTC Calls New Xbox Game Pass Standard Tier 'Degraded', Microsoft Responds

Microsoft introduced a new Xbox Game Pass Standard tier at a lower price without day-one releases for first-party games.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) criticized the price hike of Xbox Game Pass and deemed the new Standard tier 'degraded.'
Microsoft responded to the FTC's claims, arguing that the new Standard tier is not a downgrade compared to the discontinued Game Pass for Console tier. [ more ]
VG247
4 days ago
Tech industry

Microsoft doesn't quite agree with the FTC's recent comments, says no, Xbox Game Pass isn't "degraded" following price hike

The FTC questioned Xbox Game Pass price hike, alleging 'product degradation'. Microsoft disagreed, citing increased value with new games like Call of Duty. [ more ]
GameSpot
5 months ago
Video games

Microsoft Is Undermining Activision's Independence With Latest Layoffs, FTC Says

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has criticized Microsoft's layoff plan of 1,900 employees within its Xbox division, including Activision Blizzard employees, stating that it contradicts how Microsoft represented itself in the buyout proceedings.
The FTC is seeking to temporarily pause the Microsoft-Activision Blizzard buyout until it can review the deal on antitrust grounds. [ more ]
The Drum
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Weekly AI recap: Feds eye OpenAI-Microsoft partnership, Google's new AI marketing tool

The DOJ and FTC are discussing a potential antitrust investigation into the Microsoft-OpenAI partnership.
Both agencies are vying for the chance to lead the investigation, as the jurisdictional boundary between them is blurry. [ more ]
moremicrosoft
#data-collection
Therecord
2 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC fires 'shot across the bow' at automakers over connected-car data privacy

The FTC is closely monitoring auto manufacturers' data practices, warning against sharing sensitive car data with advertisers. [ more ]
Ars Technica
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Avast ordered to stop selling browsing data from its browsing privacy apps

Avast collected users' browser data for years, sold it to over 100 companies, FTC fined $16.5 million.
FTC mandated Avast to stop selling browsing data, improve privacy practices, and provide redress to consumers. [ more ]
Therecord
2 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC fires 'shot across the bow' at automakers over connected-car data privacy

The FTC is closely monitoring auto manufacturers' data practices, warning against sharing sensitive car data with advertisers. [ more ]
Ars Technica
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Avast ordered to stop selling browsing data from its browsing privacy apps

Avast collected users' browser data for years, sold it to over 100 companies, FTC fined $16.5 million.
FTC mandated Avast to stop selling browsing data, improve privacy practices, and provide redress to consumers. [ more ]
moredata-collection
#privacy-settlement
Scripps News (SNEWS)
2 months ago
Deliverability

BetterHelp sending millions in refunds to customers after privacy settlement. How to know if you qualify

About 800,000 BetterHelp customers to receive payouts from a $7.8 million settlement for privacy breaches. [ more ]
Newsmax
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC Can Reopen Meta Privacy Case Despite $5B Fine

U.S. appeals court allows FTC to reopen probe despite Meta's objections and previous fine
FTC aims to tighten privacy settlement with Meta to protect minors and limit facial recognition technology use [ more ]
Scripps News (SNEWS)
2 months ago
Deliverability

BetterHelp sending millions in refunds to customers after privacy settlement. How to know if you qualify

About 800,000 BetterHelp customers to receive payouts from a $7.8 million settlement for privacy breaches. [ more ]
Newsmax
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC Can Reopen Meta Privacy Case Despite $5B Fine

U.S. appeals court allows FTC to reopen probe despite Meta's objections and previous fine
FTC aims to tighten privacy settlement with Meta to protect minors and limit facial recognition technology use [ more ]
moreprivacy-settlement
#merger
Fast Company
2 months ago
Business

FTC greenlights Exxon-Pioneer megadeal with a caveat. It's still a good sign for energy mergers

The FTC approved Exxon Mobil's acquisition of Pioneer Natural Resources but prohibited the former Pioneer CEO from Exxon's board due to allegations of collusion with OPEC. [ more ]
Modern Retail
4 months ago
Marketing

Research Briefing: What the delayed Kroger-Albertsons merger means for retail media

The FTC is blocking the Kroger-Albertsons merger due to concerns about rising grocery costs.
The combined Kroger-Albertsons entity could challenge Walmart Connect and offer brands a more extensive ad offering. [ more ]
Fast Company
2 months ago
Business

FTC greenlights Exxon-Pioneer megadeal with a caveat. It's still a good sign for energy mergers

The FTC approved Exxon Mobil's acquisition of Pioneer Natural Resources but prohibited the former Pioneer CEO from Exxon's board due to allegations of collusion with OPEC. [ more ]
Modern Retail
4 months ago
Marketing

Research Briefing: What the delayed Kroger-Albertsons merger means for retail media

The FTC is blocking the Kroger-Albertsons merger due to concerns about rising grocery costs.
The combined Kroger-Albertsons entity could challenge Walmart Connect and offer brands a more extensive ad offering. [ more ]
moremerger
#razer
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Watch: Razer's Zephyr mask lands them in regulatory hot water

Razer faces FTC trouble over masks, highlighting potential issues with transitioning software strategies like MVPs to hardware products. [ more ]
The Verge
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Razer made a million dollars selling a mask with RGB, and the FTC is not pleased

Razer faces $1.1 million in refunds for falsely claiming N95-grade filters in Zephyr face masks. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Watch: Razer's Zephyr mask lands them in regulatory hot water

Razer faces FTC trouble over masks, highlighting potential issues with transitioning software strategies like MVPs to hardware products. [ more ]
The Verge
2 months ago
Coronavirus

Razer made a million dollars selling a mask with RGB, and the FTC is not pleased

Razer faces $1.1 million in refunds for falsely claiming N95-grade filters in Zephyr face masks. [ more ]
morerazer
Bloomberglaw
2 months ago
JavaScript

Walmart's Vizio Acquisition to Undergo Full FTC Antitrust Probe

The deal between Walmart and Vizio is under FTC antitrust review. [ more ]
#noncompete-agreements
Forbes
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

A Showdown Over Noncompete Agreements Is Coming. Buckle Up.

FTC voted on a final rule to ban most noncompete agreements, facing opposition from the business community. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
JavaScript

Watch: FTC bans noncompetes, court challenge incoming | TechCrunch

The FTC voted to ban noncompete agreements, potentially leading to more startups and patents. [ more ]
Createsend
2 months ago
Business

The Morning Risk Report: Business Groups Race to Block FTC's Ban on Noncompete Agreements

The FTC issued a rule prohibiting noncompete agreements, facing legal challenges from business groups and sparking debates on their anticompetitive nature. [ more ]
Forbes
2 months ago
Artificial intelligence

A Showdown Over Noncompete Agreements Is Coming. Buckle Up.

FTC voted on a final rule to ban most noncompete agreements, facing opposition from the business community. [ more ]
TechCrunch
2 months ago
JavaScript

Watch: FTC bans noncompetes, court challenge incoming | TechCrunch

The FTC voted to ban noncompete agreements, potentially leading to more startups and patents. [ more ]
Createsend
2 months ago
Business

The Morning Risk Report: Business Groups Race to Block FTC's Ban on Noncompete Agreements

The FTC issued a rule prohibiting noncompete agreements, facing legal challenges from business groups and sparking debates on their anticompetitive nature. [ more ]
morenoncompete-agreements
#antitrust
Entrepreneur
2 months ago
Tech industry

FTC Alleges Jeff Bezos and Other Amazon Execs Deleted Texts | Entrepreneur

Amazon executives, including Jeff Bezos, deleted sensitive messages during an antitrust investigation, impacting evidence preservation. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
London politics

Finance Docket: FTC Chair Appears On The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Slams Tech Monopolies

Stewart's comeback sparks nostalgic sentiments among viewers. His interview with FTC Chair Khan delves into big tech, antitrust, and AI impact on jobs. [ more ]
The Verge
3 months ago
London politics

Jon Stewart on AI, Lina Khan, and the other things Apple didn't want him to say

Apple asked Jon Stewart not to have FTC Chair Lina Khan on his podcast.
Jon Stewart criticized Apple's reluctance to have conversations about tech companies publicly. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

FTC now investigating Big Tech's partnerships with AI startups like OpenAI

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is launching a market inquiry into the ties between major cloud service providers and AI developers.
The FTC has issued compulsory orders to Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Anthropic, and OpenAI to provide information about their investments and partnerships. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Tech industry

Federal Trade Commission Launches Inquiry Into A.I. Deals by Tech Giants

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating the investments made by Microsoft, Amazon, and Google in AI start-ups OpenAI and Anthropic.
Regulators are looking into how these deals alter the competitive landscape and may inform future antitrust investigations.
The inquiry aims to understand how partnerships and investments allow tech giants to rapidly expand their influence in AI. [ more ]
Entrepreneur
2 months ago
Tech industry

FTC Alleges Jeff Bezos and Other Amazon Execs Deleted Texts | Entrepreneur

Amazon executives, including Jeff Bezos, deleted sensitive messages during an antitrust investigation, impacting evidence preservation. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 months ago
London politics

Finance Docket: FTC Chair Appears On The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Slams Tech Monopolies

Stewart's comeback sparks nostalgic sentiments among viewers. His interview with FTC Chair Khan delves into big tech, antitrust, and AI impact on jobs. [ more ]
The Verge
3 months ago
London politics

Jon Stewart on AI, Lina Khan, and the other things Apple didn't want him to say

Apple asked Jon Stewart not to have FTC Chair Lina Khan on his podcast.
Jon Stewart criticized Apple's reluctance to have conversations about tech companies publicly. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

FTC now investigating Big Tech's partnerships with AI startups like OpenAI

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is launching a market inquiry into the ties between major cloud service providers and AI developers.
The FTC has issued compulsory orders to Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Anthropic, and OpenAI to provide information about their investments and partnerships. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Tech industry

Federal Trade Commission Launches Inquiry Into A.I. Deals by Tech Giants

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating the investments made by Microsoft, Amazon, and Google in AI start-ups OpenAI and Anthropic.
Regulators are looking into how these deals alter the competitive landscape and may inform future antitrust investigations.
The inquiry aims to understand how partnerships and investments allow tech giants to rapidly expand their influence in AI. [ more ]
moreantitrust
#privacy-breaches
www.ocregister.com
2 months ago
Privacy professionals

$5.6 million in refunds going to Ring customers in video privacy settlement

The FTC is providing $5.6 million in refunds to Ring customers due to privacy breaches. [ more ]
Bloomberglaw
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

Meta Can't Delay FTC Review of Privacy Terms, Appeals Court Says

Meta Platforms Inc. failed to delay FTC reexamination of privacy breaches on Facebook.
US Court of Appeals did not grant Meta's request for injunction due to lack of success likelihood on constitutional challenges. [ more ]
WIRED
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Regulators Are Finally Catching Up With Big Tech

Tech exceptionalism is being challenged by courts and regulators worldwide.
Regulators are repurposing existing laws to address tech companies' privacy breaches. [ more ]
www.ocregister.com
2 months ago
Privacy professionals

$5.6 million in refunds going to Ring customers in video privacy settlement

The FTC is providing $5.6 million in refunds to Ring customers due to privacy breaches. [ more ]
Bloomberglaw
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

Meta Can't Delay FTC Review of Privacy Terms, Appeals Court Says

Meta Platforms Inc. failed to delay FTC reexamination of privacy breaches on Facebook.
US Court of Appeals did not grant Meta's request for injunction due to lack of success likelihood on constitutional challenges. [ more ]
WIRED
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Regulators Are Finally Catching Up With Big Tech

Tech exceptionalism is being challenged by courts and regulators worldwide.
Regulators are repurposing existing laws to address tech companies' privacy breaches. [ more ]
moreprivacy-breaches
Above the Law
3 months ago
Law

Morning Docket: 04.23.24

The article discusses various legal issues including the Trump defense, abortion bans, antitrust regulations, merger efficiency, FTC actions, and law school employment. [ more ]
#data-privacy
MedCity News
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

What Does the FTC's $7M Fine Against Cerebral Mean for the Industry? - MedCity News

Cerebral fined $7 million for mishandling user data and misleading consumers. [ more ]
The Verge
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

Telehealth firm Cerebral fined $7 million over "careless" privacy violations

FTC proposes $7 million fine against Cerebral for mishandling patient data and sharing with third parties without consent. [ more ]
Nextgov.com
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC rejects software companies' bid to use facial recognition to verify user age

FTC rejected software for biometric age verification.
Concerns raised include data collection and deepfake content. [ more ]
Theregister
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Avast settles claims of customer data peddling for $17M

Avast fined $16.5 million for selling customer information to third parties.
FTC accused Avast of collecting, storing, and selling customer data to over 100 third parties. [ more ]
The Verge
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Avast fined $16.5 million for 'privacy' software that actually sold users' browsing data

Avast was fined $16.5 million for storing and selling customer data without consent.
FTC banned Avast from selling user data for advertising purposes due to deceptive practices. [ more ]
Engadget
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC concludes Twitter didn't violate data security rules, in spite of Musk's orders

The FTC found Elon Musk ordered Twitter employees to potentially violate an FTC consent decree on data privacy.
FTC Chair Lina Khan responded to criticism by emphasizing the importance of ensuring compliance with orders in cases of repeat offenses. [ more ]
MedCity News
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

What Does the FTC's $7M Fine Against Cerebral Mean for the Industry? - MedCity News

Cerebral fined $7 million for mishandling user data and misleading consumers. [ more ]
The Verge
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

Telehealth firm Cerebral fined $7 million over "careless" privacy violations

FTC proposes $7 million fine against Cerebral for mishandling patient data and sharing with third parties without consent. [ more ]
Nextgov.com
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC rejects software companies' bid to use facial recognition to verify user age

FTC rejected software for biometric age verification.
Concerns raised include data collection and deepfake content. [ more ]
Theregister
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Avast settles claims of customer data peddling for $17M

Avast fined $16.5 million for selling customer information to third parties.
FTC accused Avast of collecting, storing, and selling customer data to over 100 third parties. [ more ]
The Verge
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Avast fined $16.5 million for 'privacy' software that actually sold users' browsing data

Avast was fined $16.5 million for storing and selling customer data without consent.
FTC banned Avast from selling user data for advertising purposes due to deceptive practices. [ more ]
Engadget
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC concludes Twitter didn't violate data security rules, in spite of Musk's orders

The FTC found Elon Musk ordered Twitter employees to potentially violate an FTC consent decree on data privacy.
FTC Chair Lina Khan responded to criticism by emphasizing the importance of ensuring compliance with orders in cases of repeat offenses. [ more ]
moredata-privacy
#data-breach
Fast Company
3 months ago
London politics

MGM Resorts is using a Big Tech strategy to fight Lina Khan's FTC-but will it work?

MGM Resorts faced a cyberattack demanding a $30 million ransom, leading to operational chaos and exposing vast customer data. [ more ]
BleepingComputer
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

Cerebral to pay $7 million settlement in Facebook pixel data leak case

Cerebral to pay $7M over mishandling health data. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Blackbaud blasted for failing to prevent customer breaches | Computer Weekly

Blackbaud, the US-based supplier of cloud software, has been criticized by authorities over major cybersecurity failings following a ransomware attack in 2020.
The attack impacted the data of multiple UK universities and non-profit organizations, including the Labour Party donors' data.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) stated that Blackbaud failed to implement proper safeguards and deceived its customers. [ more ]
Hot for Security
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC slams Blackbaud for "shoddy security" after hacker stole data belonging to thousands of non-profits and millions of people

Blackbaud's cybersecurity was criticized by the FTC for being lax and shoddy.
The data breach in February 2020 led to the theft of personal information from millions of consumers. [ more ]
Theregister
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC to Blackbaud: We're not gonna fine you, but do better

Blackbaud has proposed a settlement with the FTC to address its data security practices after a breach resulted in the theft of personal information on millions of people.
The FTC has criticized Blackbaud for its reckless data retention practices and false statements made during the breach notification process. [ more ]
Therecord
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC settles with Blackbaud over poor data practices leading to massive hack

Blackbaud will be required to delete unnecessary personal data as part of an FTC settlement.
The breach was a result of the company's weak security practices and poor encryption practices. [ more ]
Fast Company
3 months ago
London politics

MGM Resorts is using a Big Tech strategy to fight Lina Khan's FTC-but will it work?

MGM Resorts faced a cyberattack demanding a $30 million ransom, leading to operational chaos and exposing vast customer data. [ more ]
BleepingComputer
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

Cerebral to pay $7 million settlement in Facebook pixel data leak case

Cerebral to pay $7M over mishandling health data. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Blackbaud blasted for failing to prevent customer breaches | Computer Weekly

Blackbaud, the US-based supplier of cloud software, has been criticized by authorities over major cybersecurity failings following a ransomware attack in 2020.
The attack impacted the data of multiple UK universities and non-profit organizations, including the Labour Party donors' data.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) stated that Blackbaud failed to implement proper safeguards and deceived its customers. [ more ]
Hot for Security
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC slams Blackbaud for "shoddy security" after hacker stole data belonging to thousands of non-profits and millions of people

Blackbaud's cybersecurity was criticized by the FTC for being lax and shoddy.
The data breach in February 2020 led to the theft of personal information from millions of consumers. [ more ]
Theregister
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC to Blackbaud: We're not gonna fine you, but do better

Blackbaud has proposed a settlement with the FTC to address its data security practices after a breach resulted in the theft of personal information on millions of people.
The FTC has criticized Blackbaud for its reckless data retention practices and false statements made during the breach notification process. [ more ]
Therecord
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC settles with Blackbaud over poor data practices leading to massive hack

Blackbaud will be required to delete unnecessary personal data as part of an FTC settlement.
The breach was a result of the company's weak security practices and poor encryption practices. [ more ]
moredata-breach
#coppa-rule
GameSpot
3 months ago
Video games

FTC Temporarily Denies ESRB Application For Face Scan Tech

The FTC denies ESRB's application on face-scanning tech for age-verification, pending more information.
ESRB's application for new age verification method delays pending NIST report; aims to comply with COPPA rule and avoid violations. [ more ]
AdExchanger
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Why Is The Push For Children's Online Protection Moving So Slowly? | AdExchanger

Lawmakers are playing politics, hindering the creation of safety measures for children's privacy online.
The FTC is proposing updates to the COPPA Rule, including turning off targeted advertising for children by default and obtaining separate opt-in consent from parents for sharing personal information with third parties. [ more ]
GameSpot
3 months ago
Video games

FTC Temporarily Denies ESRB Application For Face Scan Tech

The FTC denies ESRB's application on face-scanning tech for age-verification, pending more information.
ESRB's application for new age verification method delays pending NIST report; aims to comply with COPPA rule and avoid violations. [ more ]
AdExchanger
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Why Is The Push For Children's Online Protection Moving So Slowly? | AdExchanger

Lawmakers are playing politics, hindering the creation of safety measures for children's privacy online.
The FTC is proposing updates to the COPPA Rule, including turning off targeted advertising for children by default and obtaining separate opt-in consent from parents for sharing personal information with third parties. [ more ]
morecoppa-rule
#apple
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
London politics

Jon Stewart rips into Apple, his old boss, on The Daily Show

Jon Stewart revealed Apple's restrictions on discussing artificial intelligence and interviewing FTC chair on his show.
Stewart highlighted concerns with Big Tech monopolies and Apple's limitations on discussing certain topics on his show. [ more ]
Exchangewire
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

UK Ad Spend to Rise 5.9% in 2024; US Trade Regulator Launches Inquiry into AI Partnerships; Apple's Changes to iOS in Europe - ExchangeWire.com

UK ad spend to grow 5.9% in 2024
FTC launches inquiry into AI partnerships
Apple makes changes to iOS for compliance [ more ]
www.mercurynews.com
3 months ago
London politics

Jon Stewart rips into Apple, his old boss, on The Daily Show

Jon Stewart revealed Apple's restrictions on discussing artificial intelligence and interviewing FTC chair on his show.
Stewart highlighted concerns with Big Tech monopolies and Apple's limitations on discussing certain topics on his show. [ more ]
Exchangewire
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

UK Ad Spend to Rise 5.9% in 2024; US Trade Regulator Launches Inquiry into AI Partnerships; Apple's Changes to iOS in Europe - ExchangeWire.com

UK ad spend to grow 5.9% in 2024
FTC launches inquiry into AI partnerships
Apple makes changes to iOS for compliance [ more ]
moreapple
#investigation
english.elpais.com
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

TikTok is under investigation by the FTC over data practices and could face a lawsuit

FTC investigating TikTok over data practices
FTC could settle with TikTok or file a lawsuit [ more ]
Theregister
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

FTC opens inquiry into Amazon, Google, Microsoft AI deals

The FTC is investigating the AI investments and partnerships of five Big Tech players, including Microsoft, Amazon, and Google.
The FTC is concerned about these deals potentially distorting innovation and undermining fair competition in the AI and cloud service provider markets. [ more ]
The Verge
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

FTC investigating Microsoft, Amazon, and Google investments into OpenAI and Anthropic

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating the investments of Big Tech companies in cloud services for smaller AI companies like OpenAI and Anthropic.
The FTC wants information on investment agreements, market impact, competition for resources, and disclosures to other government entities. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

TikTok is under investigation by the FTC over data practices and could face a lawsuit

FTC investigating TikTok over data practices
FTC could settle with TikTok or file a lawsuit [ more ]
Theregister
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

FTC opens inquiry into Amazon, Google, Microsoft AI deals

The FTC is investigating the AI investments and partnerships of five Big Tech players, including Microsoft, Amazon, and Google.
The FTC is concerned about these deals potentially distorting innovation and undermining fair competition in the AI and cloud service provider markets. [ more ]
The Verge
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

FTC investigating Microsoft, Amazon, and Google investments into OpenAI and Anthropic

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating the investments of Big Tech companies in cloud services for smaller AI companies like OpenAI and Anthropic.
The FTC wants information on investment agreements, market impact, competition for resources, and disclosures to other government entities. [ more ]
moreinvestigation
#data-brokers
Nextgov.com
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

House advances bill empowering FTC to punish data transfers to foreign rivals

The House approved a measure penalizing data brokers transferring data to foreign adversaries like China.
The bill would allow the FTC to seek civil penalties when data brokers sell information to countries like China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. [ more ]
Nextgov.com
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

House panel to weigh bill barring data brokers from making transfers to foreign rivals

Legislation introduced penalizing data brokers transferring data to foreign adversaries like China
FTC may have authority to penalize data brokers selling information to foreign adversaries [ more ]
Theregister
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

US and Europe try to tame surveillance capitalism

Data brokers need to reconsider the definition of sensitive data due to recent enforcement actions by the FTC.
The FTC considers browsing and location data as sensitive even without traditional identifiable information, focusing on what can be inferred from it. [ more ]
Ars Technica
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

NSA finally admits to spying on Americans by purchasing sensitive data

The NSA has admitted to buying records from data brokers detailing Americans' website and app usage.
Senator Ron Wyden is calling on intelligence agencies to stop buying illegally obtained personal data from data brokers. [ more ]
Therecord
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

NSA purchases of Americans' personal data from brokers is illegal, senator says

Sen. Ron Wyden argues that the NSA's purchase of Americans' internet records from data brokers is illegal based on a recent FTC ruling.
Wyden released documents showing senior defense officials acknowledging the purchase of commercial data but not location data. [ more ]
Therecord
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC settles second case with geolocation data broker in two weeks

The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on location data brokers who sell sensitive data without informed consent.
Data aggregator InMarket Media improperly collected, used, and stored consumers' location data, violating Section 5 of the FTC Act. [ more ]
Nextgov.com
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

House advances bill empowering FTC to punish data transfers to foreign rivals

The House approved a measure penalizing data brokers transferring data to foreign adversaries like China.
The bill would allow the FTC to seek civil penalties when data brokers sell information to countries like China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. [ more ]
Nextgov.com
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

House panel to weigh bill barring data brokers from making transfers to foreign rivals

Legislation introduced penalizing data brokers transferring data to foreign adversaries like China
FTC may have authority to penalize data brokers selling information to foreign adversaries [ more ]
Theregister
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

US and Europe try to tame surveillance capitalism

Data brokers need to reconsider the definition of sensitive data due to recent enforcement actions by the FTC.
The FTC considers browsing and location data as sensitive even without traditional identifiable information, focusing on what can be inferred from it. [ more ]
Ars Technica
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

NSA finally admits to spying on Americans by purchasing sensitive data

The NSA has admitted to buying records from data brokers detailing Americans' website and app usage.
Senator Ron Wyden is calling on intelligence agencies to stop buying illegally obtained personal data from data brokers. [ more ]
Therecord
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

NSA purchases of Americans' personal data from brokers is illegal, senator says

Sen. Ron Wyden argues that the NSA's purchase of Americans' internet records from data brokers is illegal based on a recent FTC ruling.
Wyden released documents showing senior defense officials acknowledging the purchase of commercial data but not location data. [ more ]
Therecord
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC settles second case with geolocation data broker in two weeks

The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on location data brokers who sell sensitive data without informed consent.
Data aggregator InMarket Media improperly collected, used, and stored consumers' location data, violating Section 5 of the FTC Act. [ more ]
moredata-brokers
#reddit
Therecord
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC investigating Reddit plan to sell user content for AI model training

FTC probing Reddit's user-generated content licensing to AI companies
Reddit's plans face criticism for selling user content for AI training [ more ]
Mashable SEA | Latest Entertainment & Trending
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

The FTC is looking into how Reddit licenses data before its IPO

The FTC is conducting an inquiry into Reddit's data licensing practices for third-party AI models.
Reddit relies heavily on advertising revenue but is now exploring data licensing for AI training. [ more ]
Engadget
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

The FTC is probing Reddit's AI licensing deals

The FTC is investigating Reddit's AI licensing deals
Reddit's user-generated content licensing is vital for revenue growth [ more ]
Therecord
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC investigating Reddit plan to sell user content for AI model training

FTC probing Reddit's user-generated content licensing to AI companies
Reddit's plans face criticism for selling user content for AI training [ more ]
Mashable SEA | Latest Entertainment & Trending
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

The FTC is looking into how Reddit licenses data before its IPO

The FTC is conducting an inquiry into Reddit's data licensing practices for third-party AI models.
Reddit relies heavily on advertising revenue but is now exploring data licensing for AI training. [ more ]
Engadget
4 months ago
Artificial intelligence

The FTC is probing Reddit's AI licensing deals

The FTC is investigating Reddit's AI licensing deals
Reddit's user-generated content licensing is vital for revenue growth [ more ]
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PortlandTribune.com
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

Oregon, 42 states push feds for greater online privacy protections for children

Urging FTC to update technology rules for children's privacy protection
COPPA rules need to adapt to the changes in technology and online landscape [ more ]
#data-security
AdExchanger
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

The FTC's PrivacyCon Was Chock-Full Of Warning Signs For Ad Tech

PrivacyCon event showcases research on consumer privacy and data security.
FTC's focus on surveillance advertising business model and enforcement actions against sensitive data sale. [ more ]
Federal Trade Commission
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC Finalizes Order with Global Tel*Link Over Security Failures that Led to Breach of Sensitive Data

FTC finalized order with Global Tel*Link over data security issues
Order includes requirements for comprehensive data security program [ more ]
AdExchanger
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

The FTC's PrivacyCon Was Chock-Full Of Warning Signs For Ad Tech

PrivacyCon event showcases research on consumer privacy and data security.
FTC's focus on surveillance advertising business model and enforcement actions against sensitive data sale. [ more ]
Federal Trade Commission
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC Finalizes Order with Global Tel*Link Over Security Failures that Led to Breach of Sensitive Data

FTC finalized order with Global Tel*Link over data security issues
Order includes requirements for comprehensive data security program [ more ]
moredata-security
#competition
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
California

Kroger-Albertsons mega-merger would cause grocery price hikes, FTC says, in suit to block deal

The FTC sued to block Kroger's acquisition of Albertsons, citing reduced competition, higher prices, and harm to workers.
Kroger and Albertsons express intentions to defend the merger, stating it will benefit consumers with lower prices and more choices. [ more ]
AdExchanger
5 months ago
Marketing tech

The Big Story: The Stages Of Cookie Grief | AdExchanger

Ad tech is experiencing the five stages of grief in response to the death of third-party cookies.
The FTC's main priority in AI is protecting competition in a sector dominated by Big Tech companies. [ more ]
AdExchanger
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

When It Comes To Generative AI, The FTC Has Big Tech In Its Crosshairs | AdExchanger

The FTC has launched an inquiry into Big Tech's relationship with generative AI companies.
The FTC is investigating the investments and partnerships between generative AI developers and cloud service providers. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Business

The F.T.C. Takes on A.I. Deals

The FTC is scrutinizing tech giants' investments in AI start-ups to assess their impact on competition.
The investigation raises questions about the ability of start-ups to raise capital. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

US launches inquiry into AI deals by Microsoft, OpenAI, Google and Amazon

The US FTC has launched an inquiry into the investments and partnerships made by major companies in the generative AI space, including Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft, and OpenAI.
The inquiry will focus on examining the authority and rights conferred by these investments and partnerships and whether they harm competition in the AI industry. [ more ]
Engadget
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

The FTC is investigating Microsoft, Amazon and Alphabet's investments into AI startups

The FTC is launching an inquiry into investments made by Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet into generative AI startups OpenAI and Anthropic.
The FTC is concerned about the impact of these investments on competition and innovation in the AI market. [ more ]
Los Angeles Times
4 months ago
California

Kroger-Albertsons mega-merger would cause grocery price hikes, FTC says, in suit to block deal

The FTC sued to block Kroger's acquisition of Albertsons, citing reduced competition, higher prices, and harm to workers.
Kroger and Albertsons express intentions to defend the merger, stating it will benefit consumers with lower prices and more choices. [ more ]
AdExchanger
5 months ago
Marketing tech

The Big Story: The Stages Of Cookie Grief | AdExchanger

Ad tech is experiencing the five stages of grief in response to the death of third-party cookies.
The FTC's main priority in AI is protecting competition in a sector dominated by Big Tech companies. [ more ]
AdExchanger
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

When It Comes To Generative AI, The FTC Has Big Tech In Its Crosshairs | AdExchanger

The FTC has launched an inquiry into Big Tech's relationship with generative AI companies.
The FTC is investigating the investments and partnerships between generative AI developers and cloud service providers. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
5 months ago
Business

The F.T.C. Takes on A.I. Deals

The FTC is scrutinizing tech giants' investments in AI start-ups to assess their impact on competition.
The investigation raises questions about the ability of start-ups to raise capital. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

US launches inquiry into AI deals by Microsoft, OpenAI, Google and Amazon

The US FTC has launched an inquiry into the investments and partnerships made by major companies in the generative AI space, including Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft, and OpenAI.
The inquiry will focus on examining the authority and rights conferred by these investments and partnerships and whether they harm competition in the AI industry. [ more ]
Engadget
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

The FTC is investigating Microsoft, Amazon and Alphabet's investments into AI startups

The FTC is launching an inquiry into investments made by Microsoft, Amazon, and Alphabet into generative AI startups OpenAI and Anthropic.
The FTC is concerned about the impact of these investments on competition and innovation in the AI market. [ more ]
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The Verge
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC cracks down on H&R Block for deleting tax data when users want to downgrade

H&R Block accused of deceiving customers with online tax filing products
FTC accuses H&R Block of making it difficult for customers to downgrade services [ more ]
#data-selling
Federal Trade Commission
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC Order Will Ban Avast from Selling Browsing Data for Advertising Purposes, Require It to Pay $16.5 Million Over Charges the Firm Sold Browsing Data After Claiming Its Products Would Block Online Tracking

Avast to pay $16.5 million settlement for selling browsing data without consent.
FTC alleges Avast misled users by claiming to protect privacy while selling browsing data. [ more ]
TechCrunch
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC bans antivirus giant Avast from selling its users' browsing data to advertisers | TechCrunch

Avast banned from selling users' browsing data
FTC settles with Avast for $16.5 million [ more ]
Federal Trade Commission
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC Order Will Ban Avast from Selling Browsing Data for Advertising Purposes, Require It to Pay $16.5 Million Over Charges the Firm Sold Browsing Data After Claiming Its Products Would Block Online Tracking

Avast to pay $16.5 million settlement for selling browsing data without consent.
FTC alleges Avast misled users by claiming to protect privacy while selling browsing data. [ more ]
TechCrunch
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC bans antivirus giant Avast from selling its users' browsing data to advertisers | TechCrunch

Avast banned from selling users' browsing data
FTC settles with Avast for $16.5 million [ more ]
moredata-selling
Theregister
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Staff saved Musk from himself over Twitter Files

Longtime Twitter staffers intervened to protect user data from Elon Musk's unrestricted access request.
FTC raised concerns over potential data protection violations by Twitter in response to Musk's directives. [ more ]
Theregister
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

FTC asks the public if they'd like AI fakes protection

The FTC is introducing a rule to file federal lawsuits against AI impersonation scammers targeting businesses and government agencies.
The FTC is seeking public comment on whether the new rule should also cover the impersonation of private individuals. [ more ]
Theregister
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Senator: Data broker tracked visits to Planned Parenthood

Pro-life group targeted Planned Parenthood visitors with anti-abortion ads using location data from Near Intelligence.
US Senator Ron Wyden is urging the FTC and SEC to investigate Near and ensure the prompt destruction of all location data it holds on Americans. [ more ]
Electronic Frontier Foundation
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Hip Hip Hooray For Hipster Antitrust

The FTC has achieved victories against corporate abuses through various lawsuits and fines.
The agency is actively targeting digital deception, anticompetitive mergers, and other harmful practices. [ more ]
#big-tech
Therecord
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Citing Meta lawsuit, Khan says more aggressive FTC will not turn 'blind eye' to big tech data abuses

The FTC order against Meta exemplifies the need for stronger measures beyond fines to regulate big tech business practices.
FTC injunctions and consent decrees often result in a repeat of the problem, according to FTC Commission Chair Lina Khan. [ more ]
Harvard Business Review
6 months ago
Business

Understanding the Tradeoffs of the Amazon Antitrust Case

Regulators are taking on Big Tech for their anti-competitive and predatory strategies
This article examines the FTC's case against Amazon [ more ]
Therecord
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Citing Meta lawsuit, Khan says more aggressive FTC will not turn 'blind eye' to big tech data abuses

The FTC order against Meta exemplifies the need for stronger measures beyond fines to regulate big tech business practices.
FTC injunctions and consent decrees often result in a repeat of the problem, according to FTC Commission Chair Lina Khan. [ more ]
Harvard Business Review
6 months ago
Business

Understanding the Tradeoffs of the Amazon Antitrust Case

Regulators are taking on Big Tech for their anti-competitive and predatory strategies
This article examines the FTC's case against Amazon [ more ]
morebig-tech
AdExchanger
5 months ago
Marketing

The FTC Gets Its Second Crack At Kochava; The Deprecation Vacation | AdExchanger

The FTC has filed a new lawsuit against Kochava, alleging that the company's location and consumer data sales business constitutes a privacy invasion and a consumer harm.
The case highlights the increasing trend of privacy issues being linked to consumer protection claims, particularly in Europe. [ more ]
#endorsements
IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Intellectual Property Law
5 months ago
Marketing

The Briefing: Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Influencer Marketing - A Guide to the Latest FTC Changes

Understanding the FTC's authority and role in investigating deceptive advertising
Updates to the FTC's Endorsement Guide and their impact on brands and influencers [ more ]
The IP Law Blog
6 months ago
Marketing

The Briefing: Beyond the Hashtag - FTC Revises Guidelines for Endorsement Use in Advertising

The FTC has updated its guidelines for endorsements and testimonials in advertising
The changes are expected to impact the influencer marketing industry [ more ]
IPWatchdog.com | Patents & Intellectual Property Law
5 months ago
Marketing

The Briefing: Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Influencer Marketing - A Guide to the Latest FTC Changes

Understanding the FTC's authority and role in investigating deceptive advertising
Updates to the FTC's Endorsement Guide and their impact on brands and influencers [ more ]
The IP Law Blog
6 months ago
Marketing

The Briefing: Beyond the Hashtag - FTC Revises Guidelines for Endorsement Use in Advertising

The FTC has updated its guidelines for endorsements and testimonials in advertising
The changes are expected to impact the influencer marketing industry [ more ]
moreendorsements
Above the Law
5 months ago
Law

Cable Giants Insist That Forcing Them To Make Cancellations Easier Violates Their First Amendment Rights

The FCC and FTC have a poor track record of standing up to broadband and cable giants on anticompetitive behavior and price gouging.
The FTC proposed a rule to make it easier to cancel services, but the cable and broadband industry is pushing back. [ more ]
Nextgov.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC to probe big tech firms on AI deals

The FTC is investigating five big tech companies over their partnerships with AI and cloud service providers.
The investigation will focus on the impact of these partnerships on competition in the tech industry. [ more ]
TechCrunch
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

FTC orders AI companies to dish on investments, partnerships and meetings | TechCrunch

The FTC is launching an inquiry into the corporate relationships of top AI companies.
The orders sent to these companies seek information on partnerships, competitive impact, and the potential distortion of innovation and fair competition. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
6 months ago
Marketing

Today's top business headlines: Intuit's ad woes, Hollywood's Oscar tea, and Oreos marketing in outer space

The FTC ruled that Intuit's TurboTax advertising claiming it is free is deceptive.
Barbie and Oppenheimer received 21 Oscar nominations despite some surprising snubs.
Nasdaq launched the IPO Pulse Index to predict IPO market trends. [ more ]
www.cnn.com
6 months ago
EU data protection

Feds crack down hard on selling of personal data without consent

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has banned InMarket Media from selling or licensing people's precise geolocation data, highlighting the government's crackdown on data brokers.
InMarket allegedly gathered consumer location data from mobile apps and used it for targeted advertising without users' informed consent. [ more ]
#location-data
Federal Trade Commission
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC Order Will Ban InMarket from Selling Precise Consumer Location Data

InMarket Media is prohibited from selling precise location data without informed consent from consumers.
The FTC action aims to protect consumers from unchecked corporate surveillance and data monetization. [ more ]
TechCrunch
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC bans another data broker from selling consumers' location data | TechCrunch

The FTC has banned data aggregation company InMarket from selling consumers' precise location data.
The FTC accuses InMarket of failing to obtain users' consent before using their location data for marketing and advertising purposes. [ more ]
Federal Trade Commission
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC Order Will Ban InMarket from Selling Precise Consumer Location Data

InMarket Media is prohibited from selling precise location data without informed consent from consumers.
The FTC action aims to protect consumers from unchecked corporate surveillance and data monetization. [ more ]
TechCrunch
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

FTC bans another data broker from selling consumers' location data | TechCrunch

The FTC has banned data aggregation company InMarket from selling consumers' precise location data.
The FTC accuses InMarket of failing to obtain users' consent before using their location data for marketing and advertising purposes. [ more ]
morelocation-data
WIRED
6 months ago
EU data protection

The Sad Truth of the FTC's 'Historic' Privacy Win

The FTC reached a settlement with a data broker that was selling sensitive location data.
The settlement requires the company to stop selling the data and delete all gathered data. [ more ]
Theregister
6 months ago
Information security

FTC wins first settlement banning sale of location data

The US Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with data broker X-Mode Social, prohibiting them from sharing or selling sensitive location data.
X-Mode was accused of selling raw non-anonymized location data collected through its own apps and an SDK found in hundreds of popular apps on Apple and Android devices. [ more ]
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