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FTC re-launches IdentityTheft.gov

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday unveiled significant updates to IdentityTheft.gov, which the agency hopes will serve as a "one-stop" resource for identity theft victims.

FTC raises flags about big data's effect on underserved populations

Big data provides information that can benefit consumers through the development of new and customized products and services, but some uses of big data may be harmful, particularly for low-income and underserved populations, an FTC report stated.

CRS sheds light on enforcement authority in data breach notification legislation

As lawmakers return to the Hill, several data security and breach notification bills remain up for consideration in the 114th Congress.

Robot or legit? FTC awards $25K to winning mobile app that fights robocalls

The competition, announced in early March by the agency, offered cash prizes for technical solutions to help fight robocalls using a honeypot, which is an information system that can be used by government, private and academic partners to lure and analyze robocalls.

Robot or legit? FTC awards $25K to winning mobile app that fights robocalls

The competition, announced in early March by the agency, offered cash prizes for technical solutions to help fight robocalls using a honeypot, which is an information system that can be used by government, private and academic partners to lure and analyze robocalls.

Feds: Imposters, scammers trying to dupe the millions of OPM database breach victims

The Federal Trade Commission and OPM's USAJobs.com posted information on their respective websites about fraudulent attempts to further deceive the 21.5 million current, former and prospective federal government employees and contractors, whose personal information was stolen by hackers.

Mobile permission requests shouldn't be mysterious, says FTC official

An expert at the Federal Trade Commission has some ideas for how to make access requests and information flows more secure using incentives and opportunities based on the principle of least privilege.

Mobile permission requests shouldn't be mysterious, says FTC official

An expert at the Federal Trade Commission has some ideas for how to make access requests and information flows more secure using incentives and opportunities based on the principle of least privilege.

'Least privilege' is key to securing mobile devices, says FTC official

The principle of least privilege, which holds that "every program and every user of the system should operate using the least set of privileges necessary to complete the job," is key to ensuring and maintaining security in a mobile world, says an FTC official.

'Least privilege' is key to securing mobile devices, says FTC official

The principle of least privilege, which holds that "every program and every user of the system should operate using the least set of privileges necessary to complete the job," is key to ensuring and maintaining security in a mobile world, says an FTC official.