Group wants new FTC investigation of Google’s privacy policy

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should force Google to halt its plan to consolidate user identities across its services and fine the company for violating an October privacy settlement with the agency, privacy

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 Grant Gross

Four ways Facebook must improve privacy after FTC settlement

Facebook users: Get ready for more changes in the way the social network operates.The Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday that Facebook has agreed to settle the charges that it deceived consumers by telling

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Kristin Burnham

Dropbox under fire for ‘misrepresenting data security’

Cloud data storage and synchronization company Dropbox has been hit with a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission alleging that the company has deceived consumers about the level of encryption security it

Published on: May 18th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Canadian entrepreneur at centre of FTC investigation

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against a Canadian entrepreneur and a group of Web-based businesses that promised customers free offers, but allegedly raked in more than $450 million by

Published on: May 18th, 2011 Grant Gross

Dropbox accused of misleading users about data security

By Tony Bradley Dropbox, a provider of cloud-based data storage services, is in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission over claims that it lied and intentionally deceived customers into believing that their

Published on: May 17th, 2011 IDG News Service

How to protect your online privacy without having a law degree

Your personal data is out there. Every thought you tap out on Twitter, every status update you post on Facebook, and even the last credit card purchase you made is accessible via the

Published on: April 1st, 2011 Robert Vamosi

Lax privacy rules get Google off the hook

Weaknesses in privacy legislation both in Canada and the U.S. helped Google escape with a mere slap on the wrist over the StreetView WiFi snooping snafu, according to tech and privacy experts.The U.S.

Published on: October 29th, 2010 Nestor Arellano and Grant Ross

Toronto ‘domain name slammers’ fined for fraud by FTC

A Toronto-based firm has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for allegedly defrauding thousands of U.S. small businesses out of millions of dollars.The “Canadian con artists” posed as domain name

Published on: August 23rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Spam plummets 15 per cent after plug pulled on Pricewert

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's recent takedown of an Internet service provider thought to be a safe haven for spammers has reduced spam volumes, but not dramatically. According to e-mail security vendor Marshal8e6,

Published on: June 10th, 2009 Robert MacMillan