Search Results : UPromise

Apr 042012
 April 4, 2012  Business, Govt Comments Off on FTC Approves Final Order Settling Charges With Upromise

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Upromise, Inc., a membership reward service aimed at consumers trying to save money for college used a web-browser toolbar to collect consumers’ personal information without adequately disclosing the extent of the information it was [Read More…]

Mar 142012
 March 14, 2012  Breaches, Business Comments Off on Two Years After Its Data Breach, Upromise Email Notice Leaves Customer Confused

I’ve Been Mugged has an update on the Upromise toolbar breach mentioned previously on this blog.  If you ever used UPromise, I’d encourage you to read his update as George provides a lot of background and pointed commentary on how Upromise is dealing with the breach and its settlement with [Read More…]

Jan 052012
 January 5, 2012  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Online Comments Off on Upromise Settles FTC charges that ‘TurboSaver Toolbar’ deceptively collected personal information

From the FTC, a settlement in a case previously mentioned on after a researcher reported problems with Upromise’s toolbar: A membership reward service aimed at consumers trying to save money for college has agreed to settle FTC charges and will be barred from its allegedly deceptive practice of using [Read More…]

Jan 232010
 January 23, 2010  Online Comments Off on Upromise Toolbar Betrays Privacy

Larry Seltzer writes: Privacy researcher and Harvard Business School Professor Ben Edelman has written a report on the practices of the Upromise Toolbar, called TurboSaver by the company. Upromise is a membership system through which you can earn money for college savings by buying items from certain vendors through Upromise. [Read More…]