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FTC creates a new office to analyze Internet of Things

Mar 24, 2015 7:50 pm

The FTC wants to closely study the Internet of Things (IoT), and that even means tasking a new office with tracking connectivity

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FTC rules that unlimited data plans cannot be throttled

Jan 29, 2015 3:41 pm

The FTC has ruled that providers cannot throttle unlimited data plans, and levied a hefty $40 million fine on TracFone for the practice

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FTC temporarily shuts down PC clean up service scams, seizes assets

Nov 20, 2014 6:01 am

Inbound telemarketers were able to scam over $120 million from gullible customers

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FTC speaking with Apple regarding healthcare privacy of HealthKit

Nov 14, 2014 1:34 am

FTC is speaking with Apple regarding Apple Watch health data privacy

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FTC shuts down Butterfly Labs, a supposed bitcoin mining company

Sep 23, 2014 11:35 pm

The FTC isn't impressed with Butterfly Labs for scamming customers thinking they were able to mine for bitcoins

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FTC says Amazon let kids make unauthorized in-app purchases

Jul 11, 2014 10:15 am

Amazon makes it too easy for kids to make unauthorized purchases according to FTC complaint filed in US court

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Amazon resists FTC proposals on kids' in-app purchases

Jul 3, 2014 4:08 pm

After receiving thousands of complaints from parents and customers, the FTC says Amazon should be clearer about in-app purchases

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FTC says T-Mobile knowingly hit subscribers with bogus charges

Jul 1, 2014 11:48 pm

The FTC accused wireless carrier T-Mobile with knowingly charging subscribers with added third-party SMS billing

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Snapchat settles FTC charges regarding deceptive privacy practices

May 8, 2014 8:52 pm

Snapchat and the FTC agree to settle a case in which the popular messaging app was caught doing bad things with user personal data

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FTC says that ban on direct sales of Tesla vehicles is bad policy

Apr 25, 2014 4:44 pm

The Federal Trade Commission has spoken up and said that the banning of direct sales of Tesla vehicles is a bad thing for everyone

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Privacy groups asks FTC to block WhatsApp acquisition by Facebook

Mar 10, 2014 1:22 am

Though Facebook assured that it will honour WhatsApp's privacy, two privacy groups and even WhatsApp users are not comfortable with the acquisition

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FTC: Identity theft was top consumer complaint in 2013

Mar 3, 2014 4:23 am

The FTC found that identity theft was the most common consumer complaint in 2013, and that likely will be at the top of the list this year as well

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Taiwan FTC hits Samsung with $340,000 fine for HTC smearing campaign

Oct 24, 2013 7:00 pm

Samsung fines $340,000 over hiring writers to post negative reviews of HTC products while writing positive reviews of its own

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FTC and Google come to terms in Motorola Mobility case

Jul 25, 2013 1:29 am

FTC rules to settle case against Google, says Google must continue licensing essential patents

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ReportTT: Google facing new antitrust probe over display ads

May 27, 2013 8:37 pm

Google facing new antitrust probe by FTC over display ad business

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Tech giants descend on Washington to talk patent trolls with the FTC and DoJ

Apr 5, 2013 5:33 pm

Google, BlackBerry, EarthLink and Red Hat team up to combat patent trolls the legal way

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During FTC investigation, Google donated $25,000 to group throwing party for FTC's chairman

Feb 28, 2013 11:03 pm

Google donated $25,000 to a group throwing a party honoring the FTC Chairman's work for kids

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FTC ends anti-trust investigation, orders Google to stop excluding competitors from Motorola SEPs

Jan 3, 2013 10:32 pm

Google settles FTC anti-trust investigation

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Study suggests that the FTC would see strong support for revised laws to protect children online

Dec 6, 2012 10:03 pm

Study suggests that adults are against tracking and other privacy invasions of children online

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ReportTT: US and European antitrust officials to meet in Europe next week

Dec 3, 2012 7:33 am

ReportTT: Sources say head of the FTC and EU competition chief to meet next week in Europe over Goog

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FTC slaps a $160M fine onto Scareware creators who scared users into buying fake anti-virus software

Oct 2, 2012 11:30 pm

FTC slaps a fine onto scareware peddlers who scare users into spending money on fake antivirus

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Be wary: One in 10 social-media reviews will be paid for by 2014

Sep 17, 2012 6:31 pm

One in 10 social media reviews will be a paid-for fake by the year 2014 a new study suggests

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FTC settles with Facebook over privacy complaint

Aug 10, 2012 7:33 pm

The FTC settles an investigation into Facebook today without a fine like Google received

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Google gets fined $22.5m by FTC over Safari tracking

Aug 9, 2012 7:33 pm

Google gets fined $22.5 million by the Federal Trade Commission over the Safari tracking incident

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FTC allows Google to settle with Apple over Safari for $22.5 million

Aug 1, 2012 3:35 am

Google settings with Apple over Safari privacy settings for a cool $22.5 million

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