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Displaying items by tag: FTC

In a 3-2 decision, FTC Commissioners voted to impose a fine of approximately US$5 billion on Facebook for a variety of privacy issues.

Published in Listed Tech

The US Government must hold Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg accountable for all the problems that the social media site has visited upon its users, Chris Hughes, a co-founder of the company, says in an op-ed, in which he also called for the company to be broken up.

Published in Technology Regulation

Ride-sharing company Uber has sacked its chief security officer Joe Sullivan and one of his deputies after it was found that both had played a role in hiding a data breach that exposed the personal data of 57 million users from around the globe.

Published in Security

Google's close ties to the White House during the time of the Obama administration are the main reason why a proposed 2012 probe by the US Federal Trade Commission into the company's alleged unfair competition was dropped.

Published in Technology Regulation

Internet users in the US have had privacy protections voted in by the Obama administration stripped away, with the House voting 215-205 to pass the measure.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Saturday, 21 January 2017 12:15

Apple sues Qualcomm, joins the queue

Apple claims mega ARM chip maker Qualcomm “charges it at least five times more in payments that all the other cellular patent licensors we have agreements with combined". It also alleges extortion, so it is suing Qualcomm.

Published in Technology Regulation

The US Federal Trade Commission is acting against Taiwan-based D-Link over alleged security flaws in some of its products.

Published in Security

Apple, Blackberry, Google, HTC, LG, Microsoft, Motorola and Samsung are under the FCC and FTC’s spotlight as they seek to ‘better understand, and ultimately to improve, the security of mobile devices.’

Published in Security
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 08:32

More risky ASUS N and AC routers – patch now

Wi-Fi routers connect home networks to the internet. If you have and ASUS N or AC speed router you must read this. If not check out 11 tips to make home routers safer.

Published in Security

SilverPush is called a ‘cross-mapping’ platform that unifies data points from the billions of digital devices around the globe. In the company’s words, “Redefining TV Advertising.”

Published in Security

Taiwanese based ASUS computers have settled a case with the US Federal Trade Commission regarding security flaws in its routers.

Published in Internet of Things

The US Federal Trade Commission "accidentally" gave a 2012 US anti-trust report on Google to The Wall Street Journal. The content was not good and concluded that Google's "conduct has resulted — and will result — in real harm to consumers and to innovation in the online search and advertising markets".

Published in Technology Regulation
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Facebook's sensational acquisition of WhatsApp for $US16 billion is making waves again, this time from US regulators who have warned Facebook about making changes to the messaging app's privacy policy.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 16 January 2014 15:50

Apple to refund $36.5 million to cheated parents

Apple has suffered a massive legal defeat in the US, being forced to refund US$32.5 million ($36.5 million) to American parents whose children racked up huge bills from in-app purchases.

Published in Mobility

Co-ordinated action by the ACMA, the US Federal Trade Commission and regulators in other countries has closed down a long running telephone scam in which the scammers posed as tech support staff for Microsoft and other IT companies to extract money from consumers by pretending to remove malware from their 'infected' PCs.

Published in Technology Regulation

The US Federal Trade Commission has fined Google $US22.5 million for privacy violations.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 22:33

Facebook vs. Privacy - Facebook loses (for once)

Yesterday, Facebook and the US Federal Trade Commission agreed to settle charges that Facebook deceived consumers by failing to keep the promises they made regarding privacy.

Published in Technology Regulation
Saturday, 22 May 2010 03:40

Google gets green light for AdMob acquisition

The US Federal Trade Commission has given the go-ahead for Google's acquisition of mobile advertising company AdMob.

Published in Deals
Wednesday, 05 August 2009 00:15

FTC applauds Schmidt-Apple split

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission issued a statement approving of Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Apple Computer's decision to part ways, but warned that they're still paying attention.

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