FTC says Snapchat deceived Customers NEW YORK (AP) — Snapchat has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it deceived customers about the disappearing nature of messages sent through its service and that it collected users'...
May 9 2014, 2:28am CDT
Apple agrees to refund $32.5M for kids' purchases Apple to refund $32.5M to parents who say they unwittingly OK'd purchases during kids' games
WASHINGTON (AP) — Plenty of parents have been there — handing over the iPhone or iPad to a child while waiting...
Jan 16 2014, 2:36am CST
Apple will refund at least $32.5M in app case Apple will refund at least $32.5M in case about kids' purchases on apps without permission
WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple will refund at least $32.5 million to consumers to settle a federal case involving...
Jan 15 2014, 1:51pm CST
Apple And FTC Reach Agreement About Children's App Purchases The Federal Trade Commission announced that it has entered into a consent decree with Apple regarding alleged charges that Apple allowed children to purchase apps and make in-app purchases on its app store.
Jan 15 2014, 12:01pm CST
Samsung Fined $340,000 for Astroturfing by Taiwanese FTC Samsung was fined a hefty amount of 10 million yuan by the Taiwanese Fair Trade Commission regarding its astroturfing activities. Samsung had posted negative and critical fake remarks about HTC via a third party. It was caught red-handed in the act and fined $340,000.
Oct 24 2013, 9:49am CDT
FTC Updates Ad Disclosure Guidelines and Warns Search Engines FTC updates its ad disclosure guidelines and warns search engines to distinguish ads from results. This is to better serve Net audiences the world over. As all search engine users face a dilemma. Instead of information-related results, ads show up every time you enter a query.
Jun 26 2013, 3:59am CDT
FTC probes Google's acquisition of Waze Now that Google has bought turn-by-turn GPS application, Waze, it is now time for the critics, a.k.a. the Federal Trade Commision or FTC, to do its job of conducting an antitrust investigation on the $1.1 billion deal....
Jun 23 2013, 10:12pm CDT
Google Faces Another Antitrust Probe by FTC Over Display Ads The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is about to launch an anti-trust investigation into Google’s methodology of making sales from ads. The purpose of the probe is to ferret out any malpractices that the search engine giant may have been guilty of in this regard.
May 24 2013, 3:59am CDT
Consumer Watchdog Asks FTC to Investigate Google WiFi Capture Google admitted recently that it had been gathering some packet data using its Street View cars as they drove around taking pictures of streets. Google says that it was capturing MAC and SSID data in part to provide...
May 18 2010, 11:00am CDT
FTC Bans Automated Marketing Calls...Sort Of It's 8:00 PM. I'm finally done with all of my work for the day. I'm exhausted, but I have just enough time left before bed to get a little bit of work done on a private project. I settle down, open up a fresh document,...
Aug 28 2009, 11:02am CDT
FTC Still Has An Eye On Google As it turns out, Eric Schmidt's resignation from the Apple board yesterday wasn't enough to please the FTC. According to Reuters the Federal Trade Commission intends to continue investigating the Google/Apple board...
Aug 4 2009, 8:00am CDT
FTC Investigates Apple and Google. The Federal Trade Commission announced today that they are currently looking at the boards of both Apple and Google to determine whether or not an anti-trust violation exists. This isn't particularly unexpected; Apple...
May 5 2009, 10:00am CDT
Gigabyte to publicly apologize to Asus As reported on Monday, Asus took Gigabyte to the Taiwanese FTC and Court over Motherboard Dispute. Digitimes reports now that Gigabyte agreed to issue a public apology to avoid a legal battle.
It is good to see the...
May 30 2008, 11:00am CDT
FTC looks into Google DoubleClick Deal The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Google’s $3.1 billion purchase of DoubleClick that was announced mid-April.
Privacy advocates appreciate the move of the FTC to...
May 29 2007, 2:00am CDT
Heated Video Game Debate Underway In Washington The gurus over at Game Politics have been following the recent video game hearings at Capitol Hill. Specifically, the ESRB is being harshly attacked for its rating system. Things like the controversial "Hot Coffee"...
Jun 15 2006, 6:00am CDT
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