Tag Archives: FTC

FTC Suit Against T-Mobile Says ‘Un-Carrier’ Profited From Cell Phone Cramming

Two years ago, I posted a piece written by a former student of mine about a new type of scam called “phone cramming,” something I had never heard of at the time.  Fast forward to now, and I figured all the major cellular carriers … Continue reading

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FTC Clears Employers to Check Facebook Profiles of Potential Employees

You knew this day was coming.  We’ve known that for several years, employers have been scouring the web looking for embarrassing or illegal activities that would disqualify job applicants.  Now, things you post on your Facebook profile are completely fair … Continue reading

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Google Buzz Settlement Requires Bi-Annual Privacy Audits

Google was in the news several times this week.  That in itself is not terribly surprising for the Internet search giant.  One story that was of particular interest to privacy advocates was when the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had … Continue reading

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Virtual World Addiction’s Deadly Costs

As videogames become more addictive, it seems that some form of government regulation is likely to emerge to counteract its effects. Continue reading

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