Florida-based mobile device maker BLU has settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges it allowed a Chinese partner to collect detailed personal customer information from some of its devices without authorization or consent.
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Two years after it was cited for security and privacy violations in its connected toys, VTech Electronics Ltd. has been fined by the U.S. government for violations of a federal law protecting children’s online privacy.
A federal judge in California put the brakes on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s complaint against D-Link Systems over lax security in its consumer routers and IP cameras, saying that the Commission needs to produce evidence of concrete harm to consumers.
In-brief: Uber’s Endless Summer continued on Tuesday, when the ride sharing start-up settled with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges that the company failed to reasonably secure sensitive consumer data that it collected and stored.
In-brief: Smart TV maker VIZIO agreed to pay $2.2 million to the FTC and the State of New Jersey to settle charges that it collected the viewing history of some 11 million smart televisions without users’ consent. The settlement stems from a 2014 case and requires the company to “prominently disclose and obtain affirmative express consent” for data collection and sharing.