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.
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.
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.
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.
Facebook Inc. is expanding its Washington office and consulting with privacy advocates as lawmakers question how well the world’s largest social- networking site protects the personal information of users.
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.
Google Inc. is negotiating with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over how big a fine it will have to pay for its breach of Apple Inc.’s Safari Internet browser, a person familiar with the matter said.