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Mobile

South Korea’s antitrust watchdog concerned Google meddled with Samsung’s Tizen

South Korea's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) confirmed it launched an investigation into whether Google meddled with Samsung's Tizen development. Google's South Korean arm said it has done nothing wrong.
DT Daily

Twitter CEO says new tools to fight online abuses are almost here 3:14

Also today: The FTC drops the hammer on Vizio over data collection, and YouTube rolls out live mobile video feature, but not to everyone.
Cars

Uber will shell out $20M to settle claims it misled drivers over wages

Uber has agreed to pay $20 million over claims made by the Federal Trade Commission that it recruited drivers with false information about how much they could earn in the job.
Mobile

Federal Trade Commission hits Qualcomm with a lawsuit over its licensing practices

The Federal Trade Commission has sued Qualcomm, alleging that the company is abusing its dominance in the mobile industry by charging extra fees for the use of its patents -- patents that are deemed as essential in the industry.
Computing

FTC lawsuit alleges D-Link routers and webcams are vulnerable to attack

D-Link is in some hot water over an alleged inability to keep its wireless routers and webcams secure, according to a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lawsuit alleging D-Link's not keeping up with its promises.
Computing

Ashley Madison agrees to $17.5 million fine, will pay $1.6 million for now

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) agreed to a $17.5 million settlement with Ashley Madison's site operators, following the August 2015 data breach where 36 million members had their user information released.
Mobile

If you’re in line for an AT&T ‘cramming’ payout, it’s coming soon

The FTC has begun refunding former and current AT&T customers a total of $88 million after it was found to have been charging for unauthorized third-party mobile services, a practice otherwise known as "cramming."
Computing

Tech support scams are getting more sophisticated, says new study

Security company Malwarebytes has released a report into how modern tech support scams operate, detailing the tactics used, leveling accusations against a number of companies, and offering advice to consumers for staying safe.
Home

Why is it so hard to cancel a subscription to Jessica Alba’s Honest Company?

Consumers are complaining to the Federal Trade Commssion that Jessica Alba's Honest Company signs them up for subscriptions they didn't want and makes it almost impossible to quit.
Mobile

Apple's troubles in Japan continue as antitrust watchdog may spring into action

Japan's Fair Trade Commission looks to make some noise by taking action against Apple and three of the country's top carriers on antitrust grounds. All four companies have denied any wrongdoing.
Business

Tesla just moved one step closer to SolarCity acquisition

The FTC has approved the Tesla SolarCity Acquisition. There are more steps to go in the process, but the FTC has ruled out antitrust concerns. The SEC still has to review the transaction and shareholders still have to vote.
Web

Amazon Japan accused of using its power for evil, has its offices raided

The Japan Fair Trade Commission conducted an on-site inspection of Amazon Japan's offices, with the agency accusing Amazon's Japanese arm of unfair business practices. It is unknown what course of action the FTC will take next.