Google may be forced to pay an unprecedented $22.5 million fine for violating Apple users' privacy, according to reports.
In fewer than 140 characters, Twitter has ended months of pressure by announcing that it's to join the 'Do not Track' initiative.
Moribund social networking service Myspace has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misled users over the use of their personal information.
Social game site RockYou is in hot water with the Federal Trade Commission over a hack that exposed millions of email addresses and passwords to hackers.
The FTC is calling for tighter online privacy rules, saying that if companies don't voluntarily introduce a 'do not track' facility, it'll do it for them.
Senator Charles E Schumer has called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Apple and Google over allegations that iPhones and Android devices are allowing third party access to users' photos and address books.
High-profile Senator Charles Schumer has called on the FTC to conduct a probe into privacy concerns on the iPhone and Android.
Three US lawmakers have written to the Federal Trade Commission querying whether Google's been violating a consent agreement that it reached with the FTC last year.
Hackers linked to Anonymous and AntiSec jacked two websites belonging to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Friday morning.
Two US anti-trust officials have written to the Federal Trade Commission asking for a thorough investigation of Google.
Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have clinched a deal to settle charges that the popular social networking site deceived users by sharing their private information.
Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) are reportedly close to clinching a settlement over "deceptive practices" related to a number of features on the site, including privacy settings.
Modest, a glass-half-full sort of guy - or someone that's been ticked off by his lawyers? Google chairman Eric Schmidt has told a Senate antitrust subcommittee that Google doesn't dominate the search market.
Google's agreed to have its privacy practices monitored for the next 20 years, as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Ten privacy campaign groups have written to the FTC calling for an investigation into Facebook's use of so-called supercookies.
Two US lawmakers are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate so-called 'supercookies' - which aren't nearly as yummy as they sound.
A popular developer for Apple's iOS platform being smacked with a $50,000 fine over child privacy is just one example of the challenges facing independent developers.
Kids' app maker W3 Innovations has paid the Federal Trade Commission $50,000 to settle charges that it collected personal information about children without their parents' consent.
Microsoft's acquisition of Skype has been cleared of federal antitrust questions.