In 2012, the FTC or Federal Trade Commission made a contest for people who can stop the annoying robocalls. The challenge is to make or develop a certain technology to minimize and totally eliminate these calls. The price is a whopping $50,000 and a trip to the Washington D.C. to present the project.
Now, the contest is already over. The technology has been made and the winners, yes, there are two winners, have been chosen.
Congratulations to Serdar Danis and Aaron Foss. The commission split the price into two and awarded each who presented . . . → Read More: FTC Awards $25,000 to Robocall Challenge Winners
On Wednesday, federal regulators have broadened the longstanding privacy safeguards that covers the mobile apps and websites of children. This is a move aimed for giving the parents greater control over the data being collected by their children through the world wide web.
The members of FTC or Federal Trade Commission noted that they have done updates on the rules to keep in pace along with the increasing use of tablets and smartphones by young people.
The regulations reflect more on innovations such as GPS or global positioning systems, behavior-based online advertising, voice recognition, or advertisements intended for individual Internet . . . → Read More: Online Privacy Regulations for Children Created
Google is again facing a new case, but this time they are not defending it, instead they are ready to pay the penalty.
The Mountain View, California-based Google is said to be negotiating with the FTC regarding the penalty or how much they have to pay for breaching the Safari Internet browser that Apple Inc. made, according to a person who is knowledgeable about the matter.
The fine could possibly reach over $10 million dollars, according to the person, who refused to be acknowledged for the reason that negotiations are private. The penalty will be the very first . . . → Read More: FTC Fines Google for Breaching Safari
Eric Schmidt, Google Chairman, will face a U.S. Senate antitrust subcommittee hearing this coming September 21.
The said hearing, handled by the Senate’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights is formally called “The Power of Google: Serving Consumers or Threatening Competition?” So far, the only witness proclaimed is Schmidt, who will face questions concerning the Internet giant’s dominating role in the online search market and search advertising.
This coming Thursday, the Senate will announce the hearing date and time.
Schmidt finished a 10-year run as CEO of Google in April, . . . → Read More: Eric Schmidt Faces Senate Hearing on September
This week a facial recognition system engaged by Facebook to automatically tag user photos has disturbed the feathers of privacy group, so much so that they are challenging Zuckerberg and Company terminate its completion.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), has lodged a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in which it alleges the automated Tag Recommendations technology utilized by Facebook is both “unfair” and “deceptive.”
The photo-tagging feature must be suspended prior to a complete inspection and the making of stronger seclusion standards. It as well gets issue with choice of Facebook . . . → Read More: FTC Wants Facebook to Stop its Automated Photo-Tagging Feature
Microsoft has discovered a latest aspect that will send with Internet Explorer 9 to assist consumers keep away from the online tracking that is at this moment prevalent on the Web and is utilized to control behavioral promotion. The latest Tracking Protection Lists will inform the browser which third-party content to allow and which to disallow.
Tracking Protection Lists will be an opt-in aspect, and Microsoft speaks that it will not give some records itself. As an alternative, third parties are able to give records to end-users. By itself, the records might move toward from solitude . . . → Read More: Internet Explorer 9 Acquires New Anti-Tracking Seclusion Feature
The Federal Trade Commission suggested making a do-not-track scheme that would stop Web sites from gathering unlawful customer information, component of an extensively projected agency statement on humanizing Internet privacy.
The FTC statement, expected at assisting policymakers and lawmakers skill solitude regulations, furthermore calls for Web sites to reveal more concerning the data they draw together on consumers, consisting of what has been gathered, how it is utilized and how long it is hoarded. It also suggested that companies recommend consumers more options for avoiding of information compilation systems.
Controllers and . . . → Read More: FTC Suggests Privacy for Website Protection