• The FTC has announced that Edith Ramirez will be the Chairman of the FTC effective today, March 4, 2013. Ramirez will replace outgoing Chairman Jon Leibowitz. More information regarding Ramirez and the announcement is available here.
  • The FTC has announced that it will host a one-day public forum on June 4, 2013 addressing malware, viruses and similar threats facing users of smartphones, tablets and other mobile technologies. According to the press release, the one-day forum “will focus on the security of existing and developing mobile technologies and the roles various members of the mobile ecosystem can play in protecting consumers from these types of security threats.” Technology researchers and other interested parties are invited to recommend topics for discussion and to submit requests to serve as panelists at the forum, which topics and requests should be submitted electronically to mobilethreats@ftc.gov by March 28, 2013. More information regarding the one-day forum is available here.