Ftc

  • Chhattisgarh HC suspends sessions judge in connection with suicide of a senior police official 15-03-2014 10:15 PM

    The Chhattisgarh High Court has suspended the then additional district and sessions judge (fast track court), Jagdalpur, Anestus Toppo in connection with the suicide of a senior police official in Bastar district last month. "Considering the inquiry report by the Registrar (Vigilance), the High Court, with regard to the work...
  • How a flashlight Android app left customers in the dark 06-12-2013 06:29 PM

    Washington: The maker of a popular Android mobile app that turns your phone into a flashlight has agreed to settle the Federal Trade Commission's charges that the software secretly supplied cellphone locations to marketers, even when consumers rejected its terms of service. The settlement against Goldenshores Technologies LLC, which makes...
  • Google should not be accused of unfair acts: Lawmakers 20-11-2012 11:41 AM

    Washington: Two lawmakers urged the Federal Trade Commission on Monday to steer clear of expanding its authority as it investigates allegations search engine company Google violated antitrust law. The two California Democrats in the House of Representatives, who count Google as a major campaign contributor, asked the FTC not to...
  • Google to pay $22.5 million fine for privacy breach 18-11-2012 12:00 PM

    San Francisco: A federal judge has approved a $22.5 million fine to penalise Google for an alleged privacy breach, rejecting a consumer-rights group's plea for tougher punishment. The blessing from US District Judge Susan Illston came late Friday. She made her ruling a few hours after a hearing in San...
  • Facebook makes privacy pledge in FTC settlement 30-11-2011 10:22 AM

    San Francisco: Government regulators are sharing some alarming information about Facebook: They believe the online social network has often misled its more than 800 million users about the sanctity of their personal information. The unflattering portrait of Facebook's privacy practices emerged Tuesday in a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging that...
  • FTC proposes kids' online privacy rule update 16-09-2011 12:30 PM

    Washington: A proposed update of the US online privacy rule for children would revise definitions of personal information and beef up parental consent mechanisms to reflect technological changes. The Federal Trade Commission plan would modify its Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule that gives parents a say over what information websites...
  • Divided US FCC adopts Internet rules 22-12-2010 11:35 AM

    Washington: A divided US Federal Communications Commission banned Internet service providers like Comcast Corp from blocking traffic on their networks, provoking warnings the rules would be rejected in the courts and threats from Republican lawmakers to overturn them. The 3-2 decision on Tuesday highlighted a huge divide between those who...
  • US regulator backs 'do not track' list for Web users 02-12-2010 11:37 AM

    Washington: US regulators backed the creation of a "do not track" option for the Internet that would limit the ability of advertisers to collect consumers' data. In a preliminary staff report, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday that while companies generally manage consumer information responsibly, there are exceptions. "Self-regulation...
  • US regulators scold Google for 'Wi-Spying' 28-10-2010 11:19 AM

    New York: The Federal Trade Commission is scolding Google Inc. without punishing the Internet search leader for collecting e-mails, passwords and other personal information transmitted over unsecured wireless networks. In a two-page letter released Wednesday, the regulatory agency expressed its displeasure with Google for allowing potentially sensitive information to be...