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FTC Sees Privacy Failings in Mobile Apps for Kids

Feb 16, 2012 - Agency examined hundreds of apps in the Apple App Store and Android Marketplace. Comments

Privacy Group Sues FTC to Stop New Google Privacy Policy

Feb 9, 2012 - EPIC argues consolidated policy violates a consent order Google signed with the FTC last year. Comments

Google to EU Privacy Watchdogs: You Can't Stop Us

eucommission Feb 3, 2012 - Despite a request to suspend privacy policy plans, Google said it would proceed with its agenda. Comments

Tracking Firm AdTruth to Work With W3C on Privacy

fingerprinting Feb 2, 2012 - AdTruth and other device fingerprinting companies see opportunity in Do-Not-Track. Comments

Google "Undermines Privacy Safeguards" Says Lawmaker

Feb 1, 2012 - Co-chair of the House Privacy Caucus wants more details from Google regarding privacy policy changes. Comments

Acai Sellers Are Barred From Using Fake News Sites

Jan 25, 2012 - Six online marketers agree to settlements. Comments

Google Will Use Homepage to Protest SOPA/PIPA Bills

wikipedia Jan 17, 2012 - Also on Wednesday, Wikipedia and Redditt will go dark to protest anti-piracy legislation. Comments

Do Not Track: How Small Groups Have a Big Impact on Privacy Debate

jeffchester Dec 28, 2011 - Groups like Center for Digital Democracy played key roles in influencing privacy legislation introduced in 2011. Comments

Cheezburger Turns Up Tweet Heat on GoDaddy

cheezburger Dec 23, 2011 - UPDATE: GoDaddy drops support of controversial legislation after critics threaten to boycott the Internet registry. Comments

Hyundai's Super Bowl Blog Campaign a Lesson to Marketers

hyundai-superbowlxlv Dec 23, 2011 - The FTC said its investigation of Hyundai's Super Bowl XLV blogger outreach effort could be a lesson for marketers. Comments

Senators Press ICANN on Generic Top-Level Domains

Dec 8, 2011 - Advertisers and senators criticize a plan to remove restrictions on gTLDs this spring, but ICANN is unfazed. Comments

Canada's Privacy Chief Sets Rules for Online Ads

stoddart Dec 8, 2011 - Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart reveals guidelines for collection and use of online behavioral data. Comments

Yahoo Wins $610M Suit Against Lottery Spammers

Dec 8, 2011 - Emails purported to be from Yahoo offices. Comments

FTC Goes After Acai Berry Seller That Used Fake News Sites

Dec 2, 2011 - Affiliate sites appeared to be objective, with names like channel8health.com and online6health.com. Comments

FTC Settles With Facebook, Renewing Calls for Privacy Law

Nov 29, 2011 - Zuckerberg admits mistakes as Facebook creates two new privacy roles. Comments

Regulators Shut Down Bing, Yahoo Mortgage Scam Ads

Nov 29, 2011 - Google's not the only one to have drawn scrutiny for fake mortgage programs. Comments

FTC Privacy Chief Jumps to the NAI

Nov 18, 2011 - Marc Groman's hire comes as the Federal Trade Commission nears release of a major privacy framework governing online ads. Comments

FTC Settles With Tremor Over Flash Cookies

Nov 8, 2011 - Video ad net's use of persistent cookies contradicted its own privacy policy, says FTC. Comments

Self-Reg Ad Icon: Millions in Revenue?

daa-icon Nov 7, 2011 - Combined, the three certified compliance firms enabling the Ad Choices Icon could be generating up to $1 million per month in serving fees. Comments

Lawmakers Still Want Opt-In for Verizon Ad Program

Nov 4, 2011 - Congressional privacy hawks comment on Verizon's response to their inquiry regarding its targeted online and mobile ad programs. Comments

Village Voice Media Pressured to Drop Backpage.com Adult Ads

Oct 27, 2011 - Classifieds site generated $2.1 million in revenue from "online prostitution advertising" in August. Comments

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