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FTC Nabs InMobi for Secret Geo Tracking

InMobi, the mobile ad platform that Fast Company recently ranked as 15th among The World’s Most Innovative Companies, has a new trophy – an FTC Consent decree and a $4 million civil penalty (all but $950,000 was suspended). According to the Federal Trade Commission complaint, even if a consumer had denied access to the location API on their…

Congress Watch: Privacy and Online Gambling

Privacy Bill to Address BT and Geo Targeting The long awaited privacy bill from House Internet Subcommittee Chairman Boucher still has not surfaced but reports are that it may require opt-in consent for behavioral targeting.  In addition, the bill may address geo-targeting in mobile devices after a recent hearing on the matter in which Rep.…