FTC Provides Tips for Using VPN Apps

The Federal Trade Commission has new tips for consumers on what to look for when shopping for a virtual private network (VPN) app that can help secure information sent over a public Wi-Fi network. The FTC has long cautioned consumers about the potential risks of using free public Wi-Fi networks, which are often insecure. To […]

FTC Announces Agenda for Oct. 13 Fall Tech Series Forum on Drones

The Federal Trade Commission announced the agenda for its Oct. 13 event examining how the growing use of unmanned aerial drones may impact consumer privacy. With businesses using drones for everything from product deliveries to photography, the event will look at the potential risks and benefits to consumers. FTC Commissioner Maureen K. Ohlhausen will provide […]

FTC To Study Mobile Device Industry’s Security Update Practices

In order to gain a better understanding of security in the mobile ecosystem, the Federal Trade Commission has issued orders to eight mobile device manufacturers requiring them to provide the agency with information about how they issue security updates to address vulnerabilities in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The eight companies receiving orders from […]

FTC Changes Start Times for Fall Tech Series Events

The Federal Trade Commission has updated the start times for its upcoming Fall Technology Series events. All three seminars will now begin at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. The series of half-day seminars this fall will examine three new and evolving technologies that are raising critical consumer protection issues. The topics will include: Ransomware – Sept. […]

FTC Issues Warning Letters to App Developers Using ‘Silverpush’ Code

The staff of the Federal Trade Commission has issued warning letters to app developers who have installed a piece of software that can monitor a device’s microphone to listen for audio signals that are embedded in television advertisements. Known as Silverpush, the software is designed to monitor consumers’ television use through the use of “audio […]

FTC To Host Data Security Conference in Seattle Feb. 9

The Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day conference in Seattle on Feb. 9, 2016, on how companies can build security into their products and services. The event will have a particular focus on guidance for startups and early stage businesses about how to make security considerations a part of a company’s culture from the […]

How to Take Part in Tomorrow’s Start With Security Conference in Austin

The Federal Trade Commission’s second Start with Security Conference will take place Thursday, Nov. 5, in Austin. The event, which is bringing together top security experts to provide information to startups and app developers, is being hosted and co-sponsored by the University of Texas Robert S. Strauss Center and the Center for Identity.   FTC Commissioner […]

Federal Trade Commission Announces Agenda for Nov. 5 Start With Security Conference in Austin

Experts from across the technology industry will share their tips and insights on how startups can secure their applications at the Federal Trade Commission’s Start with Security conference taking place Nov. 5 in Austin, Texas. FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny will give opening remarks at the event, which is designed to provide the latest information and […]

How to Take Part in Tomorrow’s Start With Security Conference in San Francisco

The Federal Trade Commission’s first Start with Security Conference will take place tomorrow, Sept. 9, in San Francisco. The event, which is bringing together top security experts to provide information to startups and app developers, is being hosted and co-sponsored by the University of California Hastings College of the Law. FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will […]

FTC Announces Agenda for First Start with Security Conference in San Francisco

Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez will provide the opening remarks at the FTC’s first Start with Security conference, being held Sept. 9 at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Featuring the experts that built security programs at Dropbox, Etsy, Pinterest, Twitter, and other high-growth startups, the San Francisco […]