The FTC is on the lookout for mobile apps that make false claims about being able to help users diagnose certain health conditions. Two apps supposedly designed to detect skin cancer have recently been targeted by the commission.
The FTC arrived at a $40 million settlement with TracFone Wireless, which was accused of making false unlimited data claims for customers. That money will go to customers who were either throttled or had their data service cut off.
As devices become more connected, it leaves us more vulnerable to hacks and privacy concerns. The FTC issues a report stating it won't regulate the Internet of Things yet but companies need to better protect consumers.
Apple's lobbying presence in Washington D.C. has increased dramatically in recent years, as the company branches out into health with the Apple Watch and mobile payments with Apple Pay.
T-Mobile paid a $90 million fine for cramming charges to the FTC in late December. The Uncarrier is the latest wireless provider to reimburse customers for unauthorized charges at the behest of the FTC.
Sony has been ordered by the Federal Trade Commission to compensate early adopters of the PS Vita because of advertising that was deemed misleading about the system's capabilities.
The FTC questioned Apple on the security of users' health data on the Apple Watch and HealthKit app. Apple assured the agency that its privacy policies are strong and no data will be shared with third parties.
The FTC has accused AT&T of unfairly and deceptively throttling unlimited data customers.
The FTC filed a lawsuit against Amazon, with the agency alleging that the e-commerce giant did wrong when it comes to in-app purchases. Read on to learn more about the lawsuit.
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 FTC is singling out T-Mobile for premium SMS charges on customer's accounts, accusing the carrier of fraud. CEO John Legere, however, won't have it and is biting back against the regulators.
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.
The FTC cleared Facebook's purchase of WhatsApp, but only under one condition: that users' privacy and information be respected and properly protected. Read on to learn more.