Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is to meet today with a commissioner of a U.S. agency asked to probe whether the social network is violating a settlement over its privacy practices.
Facebook Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other companies planning to use facial-recognition scans for security or tailored sales pitches will help write rules for how images and online profiles can be used.
The Obama administration’s proposal to protect consumers from online data-mining abuse by companies failed to include timelines for action and was met by some industry opposition, two factors that may derail the effort.
Apple Inc.’s use of fingerprint scanning in its new iPhone models could lead more device makers to adopt the authentication method as a successor to passwords - - and that’s fine with privacy advocates.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission ended its investigation of Google Inc. ’s collection of data over unsecured wireless networks after the company said it will improve privacy safeguards in its Street View mapping project.
Edith Ramirez, a campaign official for President Barack Obama and one of his law school classmates, will be named as head the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, where she has been a commissioner for almost three years, according to a White House official.
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences would investigate how violent video games and programs affect children under a bill introduced in Congress in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.