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  1. FTC: Mobile App Developers Still Failing to Protect Kids

    In fact, our study shows that kids' apps siphon an alarming amount of information from mobile devices without disclosing this fact to parents," said FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a report on mobile apps...

  2. SEMPO Appeals to FTC for Updated Search Engine Disclosure Guidelines

    Their current letter to FTC Chair Jon Leibowitz reiterates their position from last November: “Search is not a government-run utility, established by law and thus subject to bureaucratic oversight. Jon Leibowitz

  3. Facebook Wants to Welcome Kids Under Age 13 to Social Network

    At the time, Federal Trade Commission chair Jon Leibowitz told Consumer Reports, “We are very concerned about kids eliding around COPPA’s restrictions. Facebook is reportedly testing out controls that would allow users under the age of 13 to...

  4. Last Ditch Efforts to Halt New Google Privacy Policy

    One comment making headlines is from FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, who on C-SPAN called Google’s new privacy policy "a fairly binary and somewhat brutal choice that they're giving consumers. French regulators call the policy unlawful while privacy...

  5. SEMPO Tells Government: Don't Censor Search Engines

    Chairman Jon Leibowitz Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20580 FTC's antitrust probe into Google, the search marketing organization SEMPO issues a statement to the FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, calling for zero...

  6. Google Buzz Settles Privacy Case With FTC As Plus1 Launches

    When companies make privacy pledges, they need to honor them," said Jon Leibowitz, Chairman of the FTC. Google settled its case with the FTC over the forced joining to Buzz for a brief period after its launch last year, they now have to have users...