10/04/2012 - A company that operates fan sites for artists including Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Demi Lovato has agreed to pay $1 million to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges it illegally collected data on about 100,000 children.
08/23/2012 - A Northern California court has ruled that the Video Privacy Protection Act, passed in 1988, applies to online streaming video companies just as it has to older brick-and-mortar video stores.
08/13/2012 - The FTC has finalized a settlement with Facebook over charges that the social media giant deceived the public by telling them they could keep their Facebook information private and then disseminating that information.
07/26/2012 - A bipartisan group of lawmakers have sent letters to nine of the country’s largest data aggregating companies, asking them questions about how they collect, use, and sell consumer data to third parties.
07/19/2012 - Lawmakers Thursday debated the costs and benefits of integrating unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as drones, into the national airspace, particularly whether terrorist groups or other adversaries could use the pilotless aircraft to carry out attacks and whether UAVs threaten American civil liberties.
06/26/2012 - Canada moves to keep foreign companies from participating in its telecom overhaul citing security reasons. Ninety-nine percent of alarms in Las Cruces are false. A lesson in Facebook privacy. And more.