In the first investigation of its kind by the agency, the FTC launched an investigation into an Oregon man's fraudulent 2012 Kickstarter campaign. The investigation ultimately ended in the man being fined, though it could have far-reaching effects.
In a move that could be ripped right from the screenplay of Goodfellas, a federal court has heard a case levied against Tiversa security for extortion of any potential clients who refuses the service being offered.
Child advocate groups highlight inappropriate content on the YouTube Kids app, including an expletive-laced Scorcese scene featuring Bert and Ernie. While reps from Google cite the app’s video review system as a safeguard, these groups want the FTC involved…
The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission have slammed Sprint and Verizon with a collective $158 million in fines after the conclusion of an investigation over "mobile cramming" allegations.
A federal judge in San Francisco ruled that, even with the FCC's new Net neutrality framework, the rules don't prevent the FTC from suing AT&T. As such, the FTC's lawsuit against the carrier will move forward.
Google was the subject of an FTC antitrust investigation in 2011, but it soon reached a settlement. Now, details of the numerous meetings Google held with the White House and the company's huge lobbyist presence have been revealed.
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.