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Displaying items by tag: Watchdog

Thursday, 04 September 2014 12:50

ACCC concerned about Expedia's Wotif takeover

Australia's consumer watchdog the ACCC says it has concerns that Expedia's planned takeover of travel company Wotif.com could hinder competition in the market. It may block the deal

Published in Technology Regulation
Monday, 30 June 2014 16:03

Watchdog takes on Spreets

Australia's consumer and competition watchdog is again taking on the online group buying sector, this time alleging Spreets misled consumers.

Published in Technology Regulation

Australia's biggest telco Telstra’s pledge to support the migration of customers onto the NBN has been given the green light by Australia's Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 20:31

Aussies being "gouged" for texting

Aussies are being taken to the cleaners when it comes to sending text messages, according to Australia's peak communications consumer body ACCAN.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 14:40

Apple breached consumer law

Tech giant Apple has been lying to consumers about its obligation to replace or repair faulty computers, iPhones, iPads and iPods, and has now agreed to offer a  24-month warranty on all its products in Australia for the first time, rather than the more limited 12-month warranty it was applying globally.

Published in Listed Tech
Friday, 27 September 2013 13:42

Watchdog goes after dodgy doorknockers

The ACCC has continued its pursuit of dodgy door-to-door sales practices, this time taking Origin Energy to court.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 12:04

ACCC tells APG to knock it off

Australia's consumer watchdog has launched Federal Court action against Australian Power and Gas (APG) over its door-to-door sales practices.

Published in Energy
Friday, 05 July 2013 13:26

ACCC takes on Scoopon

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is back in court, this time taking on online coupon giant Scoopon.

Published in Technology Regulation

Peak telecommunications consumer body ACCAN has called on the ACCC to take action on mobile games that advertise as free but aggressively encourage or require in-app purchases to keep playing.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 10 February 2011 16:06

Mauritius filters the Internet

The Republic of Mauritius has joined the growing list of countries implementing national Internet filtering systems, but for a limited list of child sexual abuse sites.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Watchdog Corporation Ltd, the leading provider of managed internet services to New Zealand schools, has recently installed Optenet's Solutions for Telco (OST) system within its network to enhance its managed Internet service offering.

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