Facebook seeks to meet with Schumer on privacy issues

Executives at Facebook Inc. say they have so far been unsuccessful in efforts to meet with a U.S. senator who has been publicly pushing the social networking site to revise its privacy policy.A source close

Published on: April 28th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Lawmakers ask for FTC investigation of Google Buzz

Eleven U.S. lawmakers have asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google's launch of its Buzz social-networking product for breaches of consumer privacy.The representatives -- six Democrats and five Republicans from the

Published on: March 30th, 2010 Grant Gross

FTC member rips into Google’s privacy efforts

Several major U.S. Internet companies, including Google Inc. and Facebook Inc., need to "step up" and better protect consumer privacy or face tougher penalties from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, a commissioner said

Published on: March 17th, 2010 Grant Gross

FTC warns nearly 100 firms of P2P data leaks

 In what appears to be a warning shot, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sent out letters to about 100 companies, informing them about sensitive and confidential data from their networks being found

Published on: February 23rd, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan

EPIC files privacy complaint against Google Buzz

Despite the changes that Google has made to Buzz following negative reaction to the service, the Electronic Privacy Information Center has filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission charging the search

Published on: February 17th, 2010 Nancy Gohring

U.S. FTC files antitrust suit against Intel

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has filed an antitrust-related lawsuit against Intel Corp., charging the world's largest computer chip maker with illegally using its dominant market position to stifle competition and strengthen its monopoly

Published on: December 16th, 2009 Grant Gross

FTC delays identity protection rules till June 2010

Well, maybe the fourth time will be the charm. This time the Federal Trade Commission said it delayed the enforcement of its Red Flags identity protection rules until June 1, 2010 at the

Published on: November 2nd, 2009 Michael Cooney