The End of the FCC's Net Neutrality Rules, at Least For Now As most commentators, myself included, predicted last fall, a federal appellate court has vacated the FCC’s controversial 2010 “net neutrality” rules, holding that the agency wildly exceeded its authority to regulate...
Jan 24 2014, 8:10am CST
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
Google's Acquisition Of Nest And Your Privacy When Matt Rogers, co-founder of connected home devices maker Nest, tweeted a picture of himself with Larry Page after the company’s acquisition by Google for $3.2 billion, two responses stood out from the congratulatory...
Jan 13 2014, 8:41pm CST
Top Ten Internet Law Developments of 2013 A look back at the Internet law highlights of 2013:
#10: Copyright Defendants Get High-Stakes Wins. 2013 saw several copyright defendants win long-running litigation affairs–and potentially crack open new markets,...
Jan 9 2014, 11:46am CST
The Biggest Privacy Stories of 2013 Forget “twerking” and “selfies.” Dictionary.com dubbed “privacy” the word of the year in 2013. Here at The Not-So Private Parts, it feels a little like the unknown indie band we’ve been obsessed with for years just won...
Dec 23 2013, 8:26am 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
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