Fake Military Recruitment Websites Seized by FTC for Selling Personal Info to For-Profit Schools

Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it seized nine copycat websites set up to look like U.S. military recruitment pages. The websites, including Army.com and Air-Force.com, encouraged potential recruits to hand over their personal contact information. But that data was then sold to for-profit schools…

The DOJ, FBI, SEC, and FTC Are All Now Investigating Facebook's Role in Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The federal investigation into Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica data-sharing scandal—in which prior versions of Facebook’s advertising API allowed the shady election data firm to partner with an app to harvest data on at least 87 million users without their consent—has expanded to include a multi-agency inquiry into the…

Melania Trump Has Some Great Advice on How to Protect Kids Online, Like Our Big Boy President

First lady Melania Trump presented her long-awaited “Be Best” initiative on Monday, which entails something about protecting children from social media cyberbullies and also the opioid crisis. And boy, was said presentation a doozy, laden with the kind of Hallmark card-inspired language and dramatic music that one…

FTC: Phone Scammers Are Impersonating Chinese Consulate Staff, Have Made Off With Millions

Mankind, in their arrogance, once thought they had conquered their immortal enemy: The scam robocall. Unfortunately, thanks in large part to laziness by cell phone carriers, they’ve been back with a vengeance in recent years. Internet-powered robocalling systems are making it cheaper and easier than ever to launch…