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Google rejects EFF claims it spies on school kids
Google rejects EFF claims it spies on school kids
EFF files a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that Google collected and data mined children's personal information. Google ...... 03 Dec 2015 - 10 comments
Report: Google under antitrust scrutiny over Android operating system
Report: Google under antitrust scrutiny over Android operating system
According to a new report, the FTC and Justice Department are prepared to begin an investigation into Google's Android operating system and ...... 28 Sep 2015 - 4 comments
FTC looking into Apple's treatment of rival music streaming services in Apple App Store
FTC looking into Apple's treatment of rival music streaming services in Apple App Store
The U.S. FTC has begun an initial investigation into Apple's treatment of rival music streaming apps and whether the practices are illegal under ...... 12 Jul 2015 - 2 comments
PSA: If AT&T 'crammed' you, your deadline for getting a refund is tomorrow
PSA: If AT&T 'crammed' you, your deadline for getting a refund is tomorrow
Earlier this year, AT&T settled with the U.S. FTC over "cramming," a practice in which the carrier allowed third-parties to charge customers ...... 30 Apr 2015
FTC accused Google of anti-competitive tactics in 2012, but dropped investigation in 2013
FTC accused Google of anti-competitive tactics in 2012, but dropped investigation in 2013
According to the WSJ, high level Federal Trade Commission officials recommended a lawsuit against Google back in 2012 over anti-competitive ...... 22 Mar 2015 - 1 comment
Google to begin refunding $19 million to customers for in-app purchases
Google to begin refunding $19 million to customers for in-app purchases
Google has begun sending out e-mails to customers informing them that they may be entitled to a refund for in-app purchases made previously, ...... 10 Dec 2014
Google settles with FTC for $19 million over unauthorized in-app purchases
Google settles with FTC for $19 million over unauthorized in-app purchases
Just a few weeks after Apple settled over the same policy, Google has settled with the FTC over their in-app purchasing policies and unlawful ...... 05 Sep 2014
Apple snitched on Google to FTC over apps and kid purchases
Apple snitched on Google to FTC over apps and kid purchases
Earlier this year, following Federal Trade Commission (FTC) efforts, Apple was forced to look deeper into apps that would have allowed kids ...... 10 Jul 2014 - 2 comments
U.S. regulators: Facebook is okay to buy Oculus VR
U.S. regulators: Facebook is okay to buy Oculus VR
A month after announcing its acquisition of virtual reality startup Oculus VR for $2 billion, the deal has been approved by U.S. regulators. ...... 23 Apr 2014 - 1 comment
'Brightest Flashlight' Android app that stored location data without user consent gets no FTC fine
'Brightest Flashlight' Android app that stored location data without user consent gets no FTC fine
Back in December, we reported that one of the most popular apps in the Google Play Store, "Brightest Flashlight," which has been downloaded ...... 14 Apr 2014 - 3 comments
Popular Android flashlight app was secretly sending information about you to advertisers
Popular Android flashlight app was secretly sending information about you to advertisers
One of the most popular apps in the Google Play Store, "Brightest Flashlight," which has been downloaded over 50 million times and reviewed ...... 06 Dec 2013 - 7 comments
FTC has strong words for other OEMs following HTC ruling
FTC has strong words for other OEMs following HTC ruling
Earlier this week, HTC America announced that it would settle with the FCC over claims it did not "take adequate steps to eliminate security ...... 27 Feb 2013 - 1 comment
FTC releases mobile user privacy report
FTC releases mobile user privacy report
FTC issues guidelines for privacy. The non-binding guidelines from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) act as recommendations for how mobile ...... 03 Feb 2013
Google settles FTC anti-trust case
Google settles FTC anti-trust case
Google has settled their 19-month FTC antitrust case today, with the Commission finding that Google did not violate any antitrust laws. The ...... 04 Jan 2013
FTC expands antitrust case against Google to include Google+
FTC expands antitrust case against Google to include Google+
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has expanded its antitrust investigation into Google, adding the Google+ social network to the probe. FTC ...... 15 Jan 2012 - 1 comment
Senators ask FTC to investigate Google
Senators ask FTC to investigate Google
After the Antitrust Subcommittee of the US Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing in September where some senators accused Google of fixing ...... 20 Dec 2011 - 6 comments
Scareware victims to get cut of $8 million pay out
Scareware victims to get cut of $8 million pay out
More than 300,000 conned customers entitled to a cut. Innovative Marketing, responsible for rogue software such as Winfixer, Drive Cleaner, ...... 14 Dec 2011
FTC looks to update child privacy rules
FTC looks to update child privacy rules
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed changes to the rules governing Internet privacy for children under the age of 13. Among ...... 16 Sep 2011 - 2 comments
FTC targets 'Acne Killing' iOS and Android apps
FTC targets 'Acne Killing' iOS and Android apps
App developers who advertised that their Apps could treat Acne told to stop making "baseless claims." The Applications were available via ...... 13 Sep 2011 - 2 comments
Twitter facing FTC investigation?
Twitter facing FTC investigation?
According to BI, the FTC is investigating into Twitter and how it deals with the many companies that build clients, services and apps for the platform. ...... 30 Jun 2011
Google to receive subpoenas from FTC
Google to receive subpoenas from FTC
Following an investigation into their search business, the FTC is set to subpoena Google, in a move that has sent Google's share price tumbling even further. ...... 23 Jun 2011 - 2 comments
Microsoft gets approval to purchase Skype
Microsoft gets approval to purchase Skype
The FTC has approved Microsoft's $8.5 billion bid for VoIP giant Skype, just weeks after its proposal. Microsoft plans to integrate the popular ...... 18 Jun 2011 - 9 comments
     

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