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Google settles Buzz privacy case with FTC, apologizes

Google and the FTC have just announced that they've reached a settlement in the FTC's investigation of Google's privacy violations committed during the rollout of Google Buzz, the company's social network built inside of Gmail. One of the reasons Buzz never quite took off may have been the enormous backlash surrounding its launch, and Google's handling of Gmail users' privacy. The FTC claims...

IE9 Tracking Protection to bring better privacy controls to users

The FTC wants to fight cookies with cookies in their "do not track" scheme, but the folks at Microsoft have some ideas of their own. Today, they unveiled a new privacy measure for Internet Explorer 9 called Tracking Protection. Microsoft believes Tracking Protection will "enable consumers to control what third-party site content can track them when they're online." The feature will work in...

FTC wants to fight cookies with cookies in new "Do Not Track" scheme

The Federal Trade Commission issued a report yesterday outlining what it feels must be done to ensure the privacy of the average netizen. Key points of the initiative include making consumers much more aware of what they're agreeing to when it comes to their privacy, and instituting a "Do Not Track" scheme that could use cookies to ward off other cookies. The first thing they want to change is...

Could an Antitrust Suit Scare Apple into Changing iPhone SDK?

In what's sure to cause no less than three solid months of daily rumors and several thousand highly repetitive tweets, the Department of Justice and the FTC have apparently begun discussing Apple, and whether or not they should open a full antitrust investigation over the recent changes to the iPhone SDK -- specifically how third-party development tools like Adobe Flash CS5 have been banned from...

Did the FTC just mention something about blogging?

So that we're not the only single blog in the known universe and beyond who misses the chance to comment on the FTC's boneheaded guidelines requiring bloggers, celebs, reviewers and others -- basically anyone who you might read online -- to disclose any "material relationship" with companies they review. I tend to look at everything in terms of Pros and Cons. Here's the list I came up with. ...

FTC sets its sights on BurnLounge

For some time there's been skepticism surrounding the questionable business model of BurnLounge, the Web music retailer meets multi-level marketing scheme. Now it would appear the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been keeping a close eye on the online retailer too. In court documents filed against BurnLounge last week the FTC has accused the Web retailer of running an illegal investment...