As Twitter administrators acknowledge themselves, this was another in a recent rash of large-scale cyber attacks targeting U.S. technology and media companies, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
The practice of debt collection agencies using social media to sneak into the lives of their targets is getting a lot of attention lately. It also could very well violate existing laws aimed at protecting the privacy of consumers.
The Federal Communications Commission wants your Wi-Fi connection to be faster, better and more widely available in the largest public areas, and in your home.
You may be entitled to $10 from Facebook because the social networking giant allegedly used members’ names and photos in sponsored story ads without their consent.
Finding that Google’s dominance of Internet search does not warrant fines or other serious penalties, the Federal Trade Commission said today that Google has agreed to change some of its business practices as part of a settlement.
As part of a “small experiment,” Facebook will charge $1 to members who want to access the inbox of those on the social network who they may not know.
Concerned that certain smart-phone or mobile-computing apps for kids could be violating privacy laws, the Federal Trade Commission said today that it is investigating “certain entities in the mobile app marketplace.”
So you think social media is a vital component of your company’s sales strategy? Think again.
It’s a new twist on that 1999 scare tactic dubbed ‘Y2K’, warning of computer mayhem at the turn of the new century. Now, President Obama has taken to Twitter with the #My2K hashtag, raising fears of financial woes for middle-income families via the “fiscal cliff” on Jan. 1.
MySpace.com – once the dominant social networking site before Facebook’s rapid dominance – misled millions of users by sharing their personal information with advertisers, while misrepresenting consumer protections, according to the Federal Trade Commission.