Federal Trade Commission
New Senate bill targets bias in decision-making algorithms
The Algorithmic Accountability Act would require that companies using decision-making algorithms study those equations for bias and correct it where found.
FTC aide Neil Alan Chilson appointed as agency’s acting chief technologist
Chilson was most recently an attorney advisor to the FTC chair.
Relatively low federal pay comes under fire again as FTC hires a CISO
The Federal Trade Commission is hiring a new chief information security officer to start the new year.
House Dems urge FTC to warn on IoT cybersecurity
The Federal Trade Commission should issue new warnings to consumers and new advice to connected-device manufacturers in the wake of last month’s massive DDoS attack that leveraged the Internet of Things, two leading Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee urged last week.
FTC chief: Ransomware is the most profitable malware ever devised
The Federal Trade Commission wants you to know its taking ransomware— a specially designed species of malware that holds data hostage until a payment is received — seriously.