The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday approved a final settlement with Myspace LLC that ends charges of improper user data privacy and implements independent assessments for the next 20 years, despite complaints from a privacy group saying the deal didn't go far enough.
The U.S. House of Representatives is preparing to take up a stopgap spending bill that could keep the government running for six months, publishing a continuing resolution that will head to a committee vote Wednesday.
The White House on Monday nominated law professor and economist Joshua Wright to replace Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch at the Federal Trade Commission, a move attorneys say could make the agency more willing to consider the economic impact of companies' allegedly deceptive disclosures when weighing potential consumer protection and privacy violations.
A New York state judge on Tuesday reportedly gave Twitter Inc. until Friday to hand over messages posted on the social media site by an Occupy Wall Street protester, threatening the company with contempt of court charges and a sizable fine if it fails to comply.
The co-founder of file sharing site The Pirate Bay, who was sentenced to one year in prison in 2009 on copyright infringement charges, was arrested by Swedish prosecutors Tuesday and charged with hacking into the government’s tax agency.
London police arrested two men Tuesday as part of ongoing investigations into phone hacking by British journalists and the bribes they allegedly paid law enforcement officials.
Kraft Foods Inc. on Friday agreed to stop using certain wholesomeness claims on snack packages in order to avoid the prospect of facing certified subclasses of consumers who purchased cookie and cracker products in a suit in California federal court over allegedly misleading labels.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday said it has warned L’Oreal SA unit Lancome USA that Internet advertisements for many of the company’s skin care products give the impression they are drugs, even though they have no such approval.
A New Jersey federal judge dismissed a putative class action Tuesday alleging General Mills Inc. duped Cheerios buyers by overstating the cereal's ability to lower cholesterol, saying the consumers failed to show that they wouldn't have bought the product if not for the cholesterol claims.
Footwear manufacturer Crocs Inc. was hit with a proposed class action Monday in California court alleging it violated consumer protection laws by recording customers' personal information during credit card transactions and passing that information along to third-party advertisers and marketers.
A California federal judge on Monday threw out a proposed class action targeting eBay Inc. over alleged delays in its online auction listing process, saying the plaintiffs had failed to prove actual harm.
The Seventh Circuit on Monday preserved Illinois laws requiring disclosures about political campaign donations even for groups whose major aims may not be the election of candidates, with a nod to the High Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United, which also required such disclosures.
Technology companies are increasingly turning in-house to address their privacy issues — as evidenced by Amazon.com Inc.'s recent hire of its first chief privacy officer — a trend experts expect to continue as protecting information becomes vital not only to appeasing regulators but also to building trust with consumers.
A California federal judge Monday threw out a putative class action accusing the Pittsburgh Penguins of breaching contracts and violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by pummeling hockey fans with too many text messages.
A California man claims Shell Oil Co. owes California customers at least $18 million in damages after illegally recording phone calls to its central call center and violating state privacy law, according to a proposed class action removed to federal court Thursday.
Consumer advocates on Monday pressed California Gov. Jerry Brown to veto a bill that aims to set safety standards for operating the driverless vehicles being tested by Google Inc. and several automakers, claiming the measure does little to protect the privacy of those who will use the new technology.
The Federal Trade Commission has filed deceptive advertising claims against two bedbug remedy companies that have allegedly failed to prove their claims of preventing and eliminating infestations by using natural ingredients such as cinnamon and cedar oil, the agency said Monday.
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday slammed securities investors for alleged collusion aimed at dissuading communities from seizing underwater mortgages by eminent domain and asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether lending discrimination is being promoted.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Friday that a case accusing H&R Block Inc. of failing to disclose high interest rates attached to its "Rapid Refund" loan program could not be treated as a class action.
Wells Fargo Bank NA on Friday asked a Texas federal judge to dismiss it from a putative class action by homeowners claiming the bank violated a state limit on loan-to-value ratios by rolling past-due interest into modified home equity loans.