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Online dating service admits to fake profiles

A British-based online dating service admitted to US regulators Wednesday that it created fake, computer-generated profiles to lure users into upgraded memberships.

Caffeinated underwear won't help you lose weight'

If you are curious about underwear that carries caffeine, aloe vera and vitamin E and claims to help you shed extra kilos by just wearing them for few days, read this.

Jerk.com accused of misusing Facebook data

Social networking site Jerk.com has been charged by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of misusing Facebook users information to create profiles for millions of people, including children from 2009 to 2013.

Consumer Watchdog files Google+ complaint with FTC for privacy agreement violation

Google is violating a privacy agreement it made with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission by planning to link Gmail addresses to its Google+ social network.

Google antitrust probe ruling to get delayed till 2013

The US authorities have planned to take some more time to study whether Internet search giant Google’s proposed remedies are in the interest of consumers.

Google may pay $22.5 mn for bypassing privacy settings: Report

Google is closing on a deal to pay USD 22.5 million as settlement charges related to its bypassing of the privacy settings of millions of Apple users.

Senator Schumer asks FTC to probe Apple, Android

Schumer said phone makers have an obligation to protect the private content of their customers.

FTC warns app makers to protect kids` privacy

Young mobile app users may unknowingly share their phone number, location and other private details with software developers and advertisers.

Questions and answers about Facebook and privacy

Facebook doesn`t want that openness to end, which is why the company has been trying to put its privacy problems behind it.

Facebook settles privacy case with FTC

Facebook agreed to tighten its privacy policies in order to settle charges that it abused users` personal data.

Facebook near privacy settlement with FTC: Report

Facebook is finalizing a settlement with federal regulators over changes to its privacy policies enacted two years ago, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Twitter under FTC scanner: Report

Federal regulators are looking into the interactions between Twitter and a company called Ubermedia.

FTC prepping Google probe: Report

FTC alerting high-tech cos to gather data ahead of a probe of Google Inc in Internet search industry.

`Do Not Track` tool for internet privacy

`Do Not Track` mechanism report has finally been outlined by FTC to protect Internet consumers.