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.
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.
Facebook Inc.’s Instagram policy changes, announced yesterday, may let advertisers use teenagers’ photos for marketing, raising privacy and security concerns, said Jeffrey Chester, executive director for the Center for Digital Democracy.
Google Inc., owner of the world’s most popular search engine, is nearing an agreement to pay $22.5 million to settle a U.S. Federal Trade Commission probe over claims it violated user privacy on Apple Inc.’s Internet browser, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
Online companies may face action by Congress to toughen U.S. privacy standards if they don’t do a better job of protecting the privacy of mobile device users, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz said today.
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.