The Federal Trade Commission has taken its first-ever action against the developer of so-called stalking apps, which allow purchasers to secretly install software on another person’s mobile device to track their location, movement and online activities. The FTC reached a settlement which bars Retina-X-Studios and its owner James N. Johns Jr. from selling, promoting or distributing any...
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Ban It, Divest It or Regulate It? Washington Looks for an Answer to TikTok
Hi, welcome to your Weekend!Interesting dinner table discussion this week: My 13-year-old daughter, hearing about Nancy Scola’s cover story on TikTok’s war in Washington, offered her prediction for what would happen if the U.S. took the drastic step of banning the app.“Every teenager in America would refuse to come out of their rooms,” she said. “They’d be so mad. They just wouldn’t go out...
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