Tag: FTC

mark warner

Warner pushes FTC to protect children’s data security with Internet-connected smart toys

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) sent a letter to the FTC asking the agency about its efforts to protect children’s privacy.


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Warner calls on FTC to protect children’s data security

Sen. Mark Warner urged the FTC to strengthen efforts to protect children’s personal info given the increase in Internet-connected smart toys.


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Herring announces $105 million national settlement with AT&T Mobility

Attorney General Mark Herring announced today that along with the attorneys general of the other 49 States and the District of Columbia, the FTC and the FCC his office has reached a $105 million settlement with AT&T Mobility, LLC (AT&T Mobility.)


Warner, Kaine call for action against abusive debt collections against servicemembers

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine wrote letters to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray, and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez calling their attention to recent reports published inProPublica and the Washington Post that detail abusive debt collection practices against servicemembers undertaken by a Virginia-based retailer.


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Mark Warner raises issue with Facebook emotion experiments

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) asked privacy and consumer protection experts at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to provide more information on recent reports that the social network Facebook conducted an experiment involving nearly 700,000 users to study the emotional impact of manipulating information on their News Feeds.


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Randy Forbes: Scam alert

If you’re like me, you like to think that you aren’t likely to fall for a telephone or email scam – particularly those scams telling of a long-lost family member in a foreign country who has a large inheritance to give you… if only you’ll provide your Social Security number, birth date, and checking account information.