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A Sony SmartBand Talk is displayed with Sony's Xperia Z3 Compact smartphone at the 2015 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (credit: David Becker/Getty Images)

FTC Chief Says Gadget Industry Must Prioritize Privacy

While consumer electronics companies are celebrating a coming bonanza of health trackers, connected cars and “smart” home appliances, the head of the Federal Trade Commission is pressing the tech industry to protect consumer privacy.

01/06/2015

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FTC Says ADT Settles Deceptive Reviews Charges

U.S. regulators said Thursday that ADT Corp. paid experts to recommend its home security products on media outlets without disclosing their connection to the company.

03/11/2014

Microsoft Adds Optional Security To New Browser

The newest version of Microsoft’s popular Internet Explorer browser will offer a new security feature. 

12/08/2010

Internet Close To A "Do Not Track" List

Remember the “Do Not Call” registry? Imagine something similar for the Internet — where users can opt out of having their moves tracked by marketers.

12/02/2010

Did Google "Street View" Break The Law?

The Feds are taking a close look at Google’s “Street View” — and it isn’t to see if they can find their neighbors’ homes.

11/12/2010

FTC Comes Down On Google "Street View"

   A scolding, but not a spanking. The FTC is taking limited action against Google for collecting e-mails, passwords and other personal information transmitted over unsecured wireless networks as it put together its “Street View” […]

10/28/2010

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