Tag: FTC

FTC Warns Congress About Use of AI to Combat ‘Online Harms’

The Federal Trade Commission issued a report to Congress warning about using artificial intelligence (AI) to combat online problems and urging policymakers to exercise “great caution” about relying on it as a policy solution. The FTC said the use of AI, particularly by big tech platforms and other companies, comes with limitations and problems of its own. […]

FTC: Consumers Lost Over $5.8B to Fraud Last Year, Marking 70% Jump

Newly released Federal Trade Commission data shows that American consumers reported losing more than $5.8 billion to fraud in 2021, an increase of more than 70% over the previous year. The FTC received fraud reports from more than 2.8 million consumers last year, with the most commonly reported category once again being imposter scams, followed by online […]

Red Flags, Not Roses: Beware Romance Scams This Valentine’s Day

When you hear “romance scam” you may think of a little old lady falling for the classic “Nigerian Prince” scam. But romance scams have become far more complex and difficult to recognize, adapting to today’s online dating landscape. With the popularity of platforms like Match.com, Tinder, and Bumble, scammers have set their sights on these […]

LinkedIn, FTC, Microsoft, Uber and More Talk Data Privacy

Speaking on topics that included federal legislation, diversity initiatives, and cookie ghostwriting, several officials from big-name companies and agencies spoke during a conference dubbed “The Data Privacy Balancing Act: A Data Privacy Week 2022 Event,” held virtually on Jan. 26. The day’s activities, which included three hours of sessions, were hosted by the National Cybersecurity […]