WhatsApp may be in trouble over data sharing

In late August, WhatsApp announced that it would begin sharing data with its parent company, Facebook.  Since the announcement, a number of WhatsApp customers, as well as certain privacy groups, have cried foul.  Privacy group EPIC responded to the data sharing announcement by filing a complaint against the two companies with the FTC.  The FTC […]

InMobi settles tracking charges with FTC

A Singapore-based mobile advertising network has agreed to settle charges with the FTC that the company illegally tracked hundreds of millions of consumers’ locations without permission.  As part of the settlement, InMobi will pay $950,000 in civil penalties, and will further be required to implement a comprehensive privacy program. By way of background, InMobi was […]