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Facebook's dodgy privacy record prompts FTC warning over WhatsApp buy

Facebook's dodgy privacy record has prompted the Federal Trade Commission to take the extraordinary step of warning the social media giant about its proposed $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging startup WhatsApp.

Precision marketing uses big data, mobility for insight on consumers

Founded in 2011 by Bill Seibel, Mobiquity focuses on helping firms make the most out of the mobile universe. Seibel recently shared his thoughts with FierceMobileIT about where the IT world has been and where it is going, with mobility generating the next wave of technological change.

News Scan: Virgin Atlantic takes Glass for a test flight; FTC mulls privacy of retailer tracking; more

The latest mobile IT news for Feb. 11, including the incorporation of Google Glass in both Virgin Atlantic and the NYPD, the Federal Trade Commission's view on consumer data tracking by retailers, Sprint's buyer's remorse in the T-Mobile deal and Google extending its administrator functions to iOS users.

GAO says FTC should develop guidelines for mobile location data handling

The Government Accountability Office, in a recent report, recommended that the Federal Trade Commission develop comprehensive guidelines for how companies handle mobile location data.

FTC seeks greater role in regulating mobile business activity

WASHINGTON--The Federal Trade Commission has quietly stepped up efforts to regulate business activities on mobile devices. In a report (.pdf) to the House Appropriations subcommittee on Financial

Bill to ban secret cellphone monitoring is a good measure

When it was revealed in December that monitoring software made by a relatively obscure firm called Carrier IQ could secretly collect data transmitted over millions of mobile devices, lawmakers were

FTC cracks down on 'acne cure' mobile apps

The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with the developers behind mobile applications AcneApp and AcnePwner, barring the firms from claiming their solutions can cure acne without

How content providers should address users' privacy concerns – page 2

Previous page In the wireless and Internet space, the FTC has already suggested "principles" that do not have the force of law for the use of behavioral advertising, but which none the less address