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CGI Moving FTC Websites to Cloud Computing Infrastructure; Toni Townes-Whitley Comments

CGI Moving FTC Websites to Cloud Computing Infrastructure; Toni Townes-Whitley Comments

CGI Federal will transition the Federal Trade Commission‘s public websites to a cloud computing infrastructure under a five-year, $3.5 million contract. The company said it won the contract through the… Read more »

Obama to Nominate Cyber Lawyer Maureen K. Ohlhausen as FTC Commissioner

Obama to Nominate Cyber Lawyer Maureen K. Ohlhausen as FTC Commissioner

The White House announced yesterday President Barack Obama’s intent to nominate Maureen K. Ohlhausen as a commissioner to the Federal Trade Commission. Ohlhausen is currently an attorney at Wilkinson Barker… Read more »

FTC: Consumer Confidence in Internet Marketplace Relies on Privacy Protections

FTC: Consumer Confidence in Internet Marketplace Relies on Privacy Protections

The Federal Trade Commission has told Congress consumers must be confident their privacy will be protected if they were to take advantage of all the benefits offered by the Internet… Read more »

FTC Revises Guidance to Businesses on Disclosures in Online Advertising

FTC Revises Guidance to Businesses on Disclosures in Online Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission is updating its “Dot Com Disclosures: Information About Online Advertising,” a document that advises businesses how federal advertising law applies to advertising and sales online, and… Read more »

Judge Fines Online Marketers of Bogus Credit Offers, Cites for Contempt

Judge Fines Online Marketers of Bogus Credit Offers, Cites for Contempt

A federal district court judge has ordered a deceptive marketing operation to pay more than $3.7 million as part of a contempt action for violating a 2008 court order and… Read more »

Federal CXOs Unite; Attend Government Tech Meeting

Federal CXOs Unite; Attend Government Tech Meeting

The Government Technology Research Alliance Council Meeting took place this past week and featured federal executives such as Jerry Hanley of the Energy Department, CPO Jonathan Cantor of the Commerce… Read more »

Online Marketers Accused of Swindling Consumers in $450M Scheme

Online Marketers Accused of Swindling Consumers in $450M Scheme

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against an online operation that allegedly raked in more than $450 million from consumers in the United States and overseas by luring… Read more »

Virtual Worlds Operator Pays $3 Million for Collecting Kids' Personal Info

Virtual Worlds Operator Pays $3 Million for Collecting Kids' Personal Info

An online game company owned by Walt Disney Co. is paying $3 million to settle federal charges that it violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule by illegally collecting and… Read more »

FTC Settles Charges of Data Breach that Exposed 65K Customers' Info

FTC Settles Charges of Data Breach that Exposed 65K Customers' Info

Two companies that maintain large amounts of sensitive information about the employees of their business customers, including Social Security numbers, have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they… Read more »

FTC Workshop to Explore How to Protect Consumers from Lottery Scams

FTC Workshop to Explore How to Protect Consumers from Lottery Scams

The Federal Trade Commission will host a public workshop in Chicago to examine what measures can be taken to protect consumers from lottery, prize and sweepstakes scams, and other schemes… Read more »

Twitter Settles with FTC, Must Create 'Comprehensive' Cybersecurity Program

Twitter Settles with FTC, Must Create 'Comprehensive' Cybersecurity Program

The Federal Trade Commission has agreed on a settlement with Twitter stemming from allegations that the micro blog  deceived consumers and put their privacy at risk by failing to safeguard… Read more »

ID Theft Tops List of Consumers Complaints

ID Theft Tops List of Consumers Complaints

A list of top consumer complaints in 2010 has revealed that identity theft continues to be the No. 1 complaints category for the 11th consecutive year. According to the Federal… Read more »

FTC Slams Companies for Failure to Adopt Cybersecurity Measures

FTC Slams Companies for Failure to Adopt Cybersecurity Measures

Three companies reselling consumers’ credit reports have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they did not take adequate measures to protect consumers’ personal information, failures that allowed hackers… Read more »

FTC Green-lights 'Do Not Track' Mechanism

FTC Green-lights 'Do Not Track' Mechanism

Expanding off the popular national do-not-call registry to block annoying calls from telemarketers, consumers may soon have the same power to prevent companies from tracking their online activity. The Federal… Read more »

FTC Names its First Chief Technologist

FTC Names its First Chief Technologist

The Federal Trade Commission has appointed its first chief technologist: Edward W. Felten, who will advise the agency on evolving technology and policy issues. Felten, a professor of computer science… Read more »

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