FTC warns it will go after ed tech companies misusing children's data

The crackdown comes as lawmakers look to update children's privacy protections.

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Senators ask FTC to investigate ID.me for deceptive business practices

by Suzanne Smalley • 5 days ago

They're urging the agency to investigate the company's statements on its facial recognition technology.

Reproductive rights at risk galvanize calls for federal privacy legislation

by Tonya Riley • 6 days ago

Lack of federal privacy protections could make abortion bans a lot more dangerous.

ICE surveillance dragnet scoops up data on 3 out of 4 Americans, report finds

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

The report demonstrates how over the past decade ICE has shifted to using data collected beyond a law enforcement context.

Clearview AI agrees to not sell its facial recognition database to private companies

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

The landmark ruling also stops free trials to police without approval.

Spy report: 3.4M warrantless searches of US data under FISA last year

by Suzanne Smalley • 3 weeks ago

The 3.4 million searches the ODNI disclosed Friday represent a significant increase from last year.

UN to begin new phase of negotiations on cybercrime treaty, alarming human rights activists

by Suzanne Smalley • 4 weeks ago

A U.N. cybercrime treaty could give global governments new — and what many human rights defenders call worrisome — powers to prosecute cybercrimes.

Brokers' sales of U.S. military personnel data overseas stir national security fears

by Suzanne Smalley • 1 month ago

Lawmakers are introducing legislation to address it.

House panel launches probe of government contracts with identity verification company ID.me

by Tim Starks • 1 month ago

The committee twice cited CyberScoop reporting on the firm.

Australia launches program to curb stalkerware

by Tonya Riley • 2 months ago

The initial program will help 30,000 survivors. The use of stalkerware has increased during the pandemic.

FTC settlement requires CafePress owners to pay $500,000 to victims of 2019 data breach

by Tonya Riley • 2 months ago

The commission accused the company of covering up the hack.