Tag: FTC

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...

The social networking site Myspace has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misrepresented how it shared users’ information with advertisers. Like other social networking sites, Myspace allows users to create and...

Every year, the FTC Chairman highlights the work the agency has done to protect consumers and promote business competition. This year, for the first time, these highlights are online with interactive, multimedia features.Check out this year’s...

Every day, you share information about yourself with businesses and their affiliates. In fact, you might not realize just how often it happens.

The social networking site RockYou has agreed to settle FTC charges that its security flaws allowed hackers to access the personal information of 32 million users. The FTC complaint also alleges that the company collected info from more than 100,000...

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