Having dealt with Apple earlier this year on the matter of in-app purchases, the FTC is now demanding Amazon make changes to its practices regarding such purchases. However, the e-commerce giant insists everything's fine as it is.
The popular messaging app, which promised users photos and videos that disappear forever, was forced to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations of misleading consumers and misusing customer data.
The developer of Android app Brightest Flashlight, GoldenShores Technologies, got reprimanded by the Federal Trade Commission. Unfortunately, based on the final terms, the punishment doesn't amount to much.
In a move that wasn't expected to happen until the end of the month, the FTC and the Department of Justice's Antitrust division have given Mountian View the green light on its recent acquisition of Nest
Microsoft, Machinma, and Electronic Arts have been accused of paying YouTubers to promote their products, and then having them sign non-disclosure agreements. While this may be unethical, it likely isn’t illegal.
It's not the kind of Christmas present Tim Cook will have wanted, but he's been given it nonetheless – Apple on Wednesday was hit with a $670,000 fine by Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission for interfering with iPhone pricing.
The FTC on Tuesday issued new guidelines to search engine companies insisting they take steps to distinguish more clearly between search results and ads. The commission said it believed that in recent years the lines have become blurred.
Some data brokers are up to no good and the FTC has taken light action by sending them warning letters. While now penalties have been issued, this does mean that some of the outlets out there are doing illegal things with your data. Here's what you need to…