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Snapchat Reaches Settlement With FTC Over User Agreement Woes
2014-05-09 15:01:25

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Snapchat has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission after a federal complaint alleged that the popular photo messaging service made false promises that photos were being deleted in a timely manner. The FTC complaint alleged that the issue was not in line with what was outlined in the company’s user agreement. According to an FTC statement, the main complaint stems from the fact that photo messages remained stored on...

Flashlight App Developer Settles Dispute Over User Data Collection
2013-12-06 14:16:43

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a settlement with app developer Goldenshores Technologies, LLC on charges that its free Brightest Flashlight app improperly collected and shared device and location data with third parties such as ad networks. The settlement includes an immediate "just-in-time" disclosure to inform consumers of the information collected and how it is shared. Goldenshores Technologies became the target of an...

FTC Settles With Web Analytics Firm Compete
2012-10-23 04:23:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on Monday that it has agreed to settle with Web analytics firm Compete Inc. over charges that the company engaged in “unfair or deceptive” personal data collection practices. The agreement settles a complaint the FTC filed against Compete accusing the company of collecting detailed personal information of users without their consent. Compete uses tracking software to...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'