Tag: FTC

If you own an HTC phone or mobile device, you may be affected by a settlement announced today between the FTC and HTC America.According to the FTC, security failures in HTC devices left users vulnerable to hackers. If exploited, these security...

Last October, the FTC challenged innovators to create solutions to block those annoying — and illegal — robocalls. We’re happy to announce that we received 744 eligible submissions before the FTC Robocall Challenge closed on...

A favorite trick for rip-off artists is to pretend to represent a trustworthy and respected organization. Today — and we mean that literally — we’re hearing from businesses that have received email exploiting the good name of the...

It’s no secret that kids take to the Internet like — hmm, ducks to water.It’s also no secret that parents are concerned about their kids’ privacy online.And it’s no secret that since April 2000, the FTC has vigorously...

Looking for consumer resources from the Federal Trade Commission?  They’re at consumer.ftc.gov, a new URL for information from the nation’s consumer protection agency.What’s different? The site is dynamic and integrates a slew...

The FTC has entered into a settlement with Epic Marketplace and its affiliated companies about Epic’s use of “history sniffing.” That’s the practice of sniffing around computer users’ web browsers to find out whether...

If you or your company comes up with a technological solution to the scourge of illegal robocalls, you could earn national accolades — and, under the right circumstances, $50,000. Yup, you read that right.At today’s FTC summit, Robocalls...

The charges outlined in the FTC’s recent lawsuits against one software business and seven rent-to-own companies are surprising — some might even say creepy. These companies installed software on rented computers that gave them the...

Earlier this week, we wrote about a recent twist in so-called scareware schemes, where scammers send alarming messages to try to convince you that your computer is infected with viruses or other malware. Then, they try to sell you software to fix...

The Federal Trade Commission cracked down on a massive international scam that tricked tens of thousands of computer users into believing their computers were riddled with malware and then paying the scammers hundreds of dollars to “fix...

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