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FTC Cracks Down SMS Spamming
2013-09-18 09:12:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In March the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said it was “Game Over” for big time SMS spammers. Several months later they’ve settled charges with one group responsible for sending millions of spammy text messages. Rentbro, a Florida-based company, agreed to turn over what remaining assets it had left as well as pay back an additional $377,321 that the company collected while it was in operation. While in business, Rentbro sent...

FTC Brings Hammer Down On Trendnet Over Flawed Security Cameras
2013-09-05 12:27:59

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last January, videos began to pop up online that were taken from what were supposed to be secure webcams. The cameras, made by Trendnet, were found to have a serious glitch, which made them quite susceptible to hacking and, following the leaks of these videos, a complaint was made to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). A settlement has been reached between the FTC and Trendnet, forcing the company to alert customers about potential...

Facebook Gets Flak From Privacy Groups
2013-09-05 09:23:27

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a week after Facebook announced potential new changes to their Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, privacy advocates are still crying 'foul.' Six organizations have sent a letter of complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about the proposed changes to these documents, changes which the social network was forced to make following the $20 million end to a class action lawsuit. According to...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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