Lina Khan, commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) nominee for U.S. President Joe Biden, speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
The Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously to ban what it called a "stalkerware app company" and its CEO from the surveillance business, the agency announced Wednesday.
This marks the first time the FTC has obtained such a ban, the commission said in a press release touting the proposed settlement. The agency made clear it likely won't be the last.
"This case is an important reminder that surveillance-based businesses pose a significant threat to our safety and security," Samuel Levine, acting director of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Prote...