What Made News?
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently charged two companies — Fandango, LLC, and Credit Karma, Inc. — with violating the FTC Act by misrepresenting the security of their mobile apps and failing to securely transmit sensitive personal information over the Internet. In order to settle the charges, the companies have agreed to establish comprehensive security programs designed to address security risks during the development of their apps and to undergo independent security assessments every other year for the next 20 years.
What Do These Companies Do?
Both Fandango and Credit Karma operate mobile apps — Fandango has an app for the iOS operating system that allows consumers to purchase movie tickets and view information such as show times, trailers, and reviews; Credit Karma has an app for iOS and Android that allows consumers to monitor and evaluate their financial status.