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Company Agrees To Settle FTC Charges

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

October 11, 2011

A peer-to-peer file-sharing application developer has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that it caused consumers to "unwittingly expose sensitive personal files stored on their mobile devices" and "misled consumers about which downloaded files from their desktop and laptop computers would be shared," according to an FTC press release. Under the settlement, Frostwire LLC is barred from "using default settings that share consumers' files" and is required to "provide free upgrades to correct the unintended sharing." The settlement also bars Frostwire from "making material misrepresentations about the file-sharing behavior of their applications."
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