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Democrats urge FTC to make privacy rules while fight over a federal law drags on
Congress has debated over federal privacy legislation for years.
FTC threatens fines for health apps that fail to report compromised data
The consumer protection agency clarified a 2009 rule meant to help Americans understand when their data is shared improperly.
MoviePass settles with the FTC over exposing private information, misleading consumers
The FTC also slammed the company for using an array of tricks to keep users from actually using the service.
Do credit monitoring and ID protection services do much for breach victims?
"We need to rethink how consumer data is stewarded," one customer advocate said.
Robocalls keep spamming Americans, in part because of their cyber tools
Robocalls are back on the rise after a pandemic reprieve, and scammers are learning new tricks.
Romance scam victims reported $304 million in fraud in 2020, a new high
Reports of romance scams have tripled since 2016, the FTC says.