The Federal Trade Commission has filed eight different complaints against 29 defendants charged with collectively sending more than 180 million unwanted text messages to consumers promising prizes including gift cards to big-box retailers including Target, Walmart and Best Buy.
The Federal Trade Commission is recommending that mobile platforms provide "just-in-time" disclosures to users about what personal information is being collected and get permission from the users to collect sensitive information.
The Federal Trade Commission issued new guidelines in an effort to increase transparency in how mobile app developers, app stores and other industry players store information about users. The news comes on the heels of another FTC announcement: Social networking app Path was fined $800,000 for violating the privacy of its underage users.
Proposed legislation in Congress would enable mobile phone users to direct mobile application developers to delete personal data already collected and to stop collecting personal information once the user stops using the application.
The Federal Trade Commission said this week it is investigating nine companies known as "data brokers" regarding their use of consumer information for profit without consumers' knowledge or consent.
Developers are petitioning the Federal Trade Commission to investigate new Twitter guidelines limiting how third-party clients leverage the microblogging platform.
More than four months after Facebook announced an agreement to acquire photo-sharing application Instagram, the deal has finally earned Federal Trade Commission approval.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate recent reports that mobile applications running Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS and Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android can
Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store, Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android Market and their mobile application developer partners must provide parents with greater insight into the data collection practices of
Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) released a discussion draft of the proposed Mobile Device Privacy Act, which would require wireless operators and their partners to notify subscribers if they employ