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Your info has been hacked. Now what do you do?

Criminals stole personal information from tens of millions of Americans in data breaches this past year. Of those affected, one in three may become victims of identity theft, according to research firm Javelin. ...

Dec 14, 2014
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Feds say Web privacy firm deceived consumers (Update)

Federal regulators said a respected Internet privacy company gave its seal of approval to commercial websites and mobile apps but failed to check whether they were indeed meeting standards for safeguarding customers' data.

Nov 17, 2014
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US government sues Kansas bitcoin business

A company that offered bitcoin-generating computers is being sued by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which said it bilked more than 20,000 consumers out of as much as $50 million.

Sep 24, 2014
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Google settles with FTC over in-app charges

Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consent from the Google Play app store.

Sep 04, 2014
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