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FTC Settles With Flashlight App Over Deceptive Data Use

On Thursday, December 5th the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced a settlement with Goldenshore Technologies, producer of the “Brightest Flashlight Free” app (“Flashlight App”), one of the top free apps available for Google’s Android operating system. The Flashlight App works by activating lights on Android phones, including the LED flash, which turns users’ smartphones into… Continue reading FTC Settles With Flashlight App Over Deceptive Data Use

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Federal Trade Commission to Host November Workshop on the “Internet of Things”

On November 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C., the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) will hold a public workshop on the “Internet of Things”—the emerging world of devices that communicate with each other and with people via the Internet. The Internet of Things has the potential to be a massive market of devices with varied tasks that… Continue reading Federal Trade Commission to Host November Workshop on the “Internet of Things”

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With Warning that Data Brokers’ Tenant Reports May Be Subject to FCRA, FTC Highlights the Need to Value Consumers’ Personal Information

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission revealed that it had sent letters to six different data brokers, all of whom provide requestors with reports detailing individual tenant histories, warning them that their practices may be subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”). This move follows the FTC’s announcement that it is investigating data brokers… Continue reading With Warning that Data Brokers’ Tenant Reports May Be Subject to FCRA, FTC Highlights the Need to Value Consumers’ Personal Information