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 FTC has gotten involved in RadioShack's bankruptcy process, saying that the bankruptcy court can approve RadioShack's sale of customer information, so long as the sale meets certain conditions.
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.
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.
Possibly good news for any AT&T subscriber that's still on an unlimited data plan, the wireless provider has limited the practice of data throttling to time periods of heavy network congestion.
The lawyers behind a class action lawsuit against Sony over deceptive advertising for the PlayStation Vita have launched a website where potential claimants can sign up to collect their award.
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.
DirecTV was charged with deceptive advertising by the FTC after the agency alleged the television provider did not properly disclose additional information pertaining to some of its deals.
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.