Twitter Escapes FTC Review Without Fine
According to the FTC, Twitter agreed to settle “charges that it deceived consumers and put their privacy at risk by failing to safeguard their personal information.” Although it could face fines of $16,000 per violation for future violations. The FTC noted that this was the “agency’s first such case against a social networking service.” The FTC’s statement trigger speculation as to whether Facebook would be next in the FTC detention hall. The FTC separately stated that its controversial blog endorsement guidelines applied to sponsored tweeters.
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