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Lawmaker asks FTC to investigate Carrier IQ

The outcry over Carrier IQ's mobile-phone tracking software continued Friday, with a U.S. congressman asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the company.

Facebook Privacy: How the FTC settlement affects you

In the wake of a settlement between the FTC and Facebook over the latter's privacy policies, users of the social networking site should get ready for more changes in the way Facebook operates.

Privacy groups generally cheer FTC's Facebook settlement

Privacy and technology groups generally applauded a wide-ranging settlement between Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the social-networking site's privacy practices.

Facebook settles FTC privacy complaints

Facebook has agreed to settle U.S. Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers "on numerous occasions" by telling them they could keep their personal information private, then repeatedly sharing that information.

Chrome extension lets users express email privacy expectations in Gmail

A team of privacy researchers and product designers from Europe and the U.S. have released a browser-based implementation of Privicons, a project that aims to...

Lawyer: Regulators sniffing around mobile privacy issues

Regulators are starting to investigate what kind of oversight is in place to make sure that mobile applications don't encroach on user privacy rights, Microsoft attorney Mary Newcomer Williams said at a conference about legal issues in mobile broadband.

Facebook may be close to privacy deal with FTC

Facebook is close to reaching a deal with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that the social network engaged in "deceptive behavior" when changing its privacy settings.

Researchers: Facebook easily infiltrated by data-harvesting bots

Facebook's fake account detection mechanisms can be defeated 80 percent of the time with the help of automated tools, researchers from the University of British Columbia say.

FTC approves Google Buzz settlement

The Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously to approve an agreement that settles a privacy-violation complaint the agency leveled against Google over its Buzz microblogging and social networking service

Lawmakers push to limit government mobile tracking

A pair of legislators want Congress to pass legislation that would require law enforcement agencies to get permission from a judge before tracking suspects through their mobile phones instead of the now-common practice of tracking a mobile subscriber's location after a prosecutor-issued subpoena.