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Lawmaker Markey unveils Mobile Device Privacy Act

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

Sprint, HTC update phones to eliminate Carrier IQ software

Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) is making good on promises to remove Carrier IQ software from devices across its network, teaming with manufacturing partner HTC to develop a firmware update that targets the

Sprint disables Carrier IQ across all phones

Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) has disabled Carrier IQ's controversial mobile analytics measurement tool across all devices on its network. "We have weighed customer concerns, and we have disabled use of the

Carrier IQ denies reports of FTC probe

Carrier IQ, the firm behind controversial software measuring mobile analytics data, is denying reports that it is the target of a Federal Trade Commission investigation. According to allegations by

Lawmaker calls for FTC probe into Carrier IQ data tracking

The Carrier IQ mobile data tracking controversy continues to escalate: In addition to four lawsuits alleging the company's software violates federal and state user privacy laws, Rep. Edward Markey

Facebook to submit to external privacy audits for 20 years

Facebook will submit to outside audits of its privacy practices every two years for the next 20 years under a proposed settlement announced Tuesday with the Federal Trade Commission. The agreement

FTC moves to tighten digital privacy protection rules for kids

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday outlined a series of revisions to the decade-old Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, proposing to revamp the legislation to cover smartphone apps,

Regulators raid Google's Korean offices over Android antitrust probe

The Korean Fair Trade Commission raided Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Seoul offices Tuesday as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations the digital services giant is limiting rival search engines'

Android in lawmaker crosshairs as FTC's Google probe intensifies

Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android mobile software business has emerged as a major focus of U.S. antitrust regulators' investigation into the company, sources say. The Wall Street Journal reports that

Report: Twitter targeted in FTC antitrust probe

The Federal Trade Commission's antitrust arm is reportedly investigating Twitter, extending the probe to at least one of its software developer partners. The Wall Street Journal reports the exact