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Google Agrees to 20 Years Privacy Policy Oversight by FTC
Posted on 31 Mar 2011 by Peter S. Vogel

Not only was Google's roll out of Buzz in 2010 badly received by the user community, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a Complaint for Google's violation of its own Privacy Policies: ...Google launched its Buzz social network through... Read More

Tags: Buzz , eCommerce , FTC , Google

FTC Settlement - Twitter Barred for 20 Years From Misleading
Posted on 28 Jun 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

President-Elect Obama's Twitter account was hacked "offering his more than 150,000 followers a chance to win $500 in free gas." Twitter settled the FTC's charges "that it deceived consumers and put their privacy at risk by failing... Read More

Tags: Twitter , eCommerce , FTC

Website Contracts - Does Anyone Care?
Posted on 3 Nov 2010 by Peter S. Vogel

Let's see a show of hands- do you read Terms of Service? Privacy Policies? Or Click Agreements? I routinely ask audiences this question and rarely do I ever get any hands raised. My recent Technology Law column in eCommerce Times entitled "... Read More