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Let’s Go Crazy: The FTC and FCC Launch “Parallel” Investigations Into Security Updates of Mobile Communications Industry

Earlier this week, the FTC and FCC announced “parallel” investigations into how carriers and mobile device makers release information on vulnerabilities, and how and when mobile security patches are distributed. The...more

Privacy Tip #31 – Landlines still a safe way to communicate but telephone companies want to drop them

I am pretty up to date on data privacy and security and technology, but the 60 Minutes episode this past Sunday night floored even me. If you didn’t see it, it is worth streaming. Basically, 60 Minutes showed Karsten...more

FTC Combats ‘Cramming’ in Mobile Apps and Services

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In a recently released staff report, the Federal Trade Commission makes several recommendations designed to reduce “mobile cramming.” Cramming occurs when consumers access or enroll in third-party services through a mobile...more

Authentication of Social Media Evidence: Best Practices

by McManis Faulkner on

While the need to authenticate evidence is not new, the types of evidence that trial lawyers need to authenticate is. Social media evidence is one example. While not the type of evidence most practitioners are accustomed...more

The FTC Continues Its Focus on the Mobile Arena

The Federal Trade Commission has recently focused its consumer protection efforts on the mobile arena, and particularly video game companies operating in that arena. Early last year, the FTC issued several staff...more

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