The FTC and 32 different states sued the laptop maker over its pre-installation of adware that could have compromised the security of its users. Several FTC stipulations go along with the fine.
Uber has agreed to obtain independent third-party audits every two years, for the next twenty years, as part of a settlement over the charges levied against it by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Amazon is now letting customers refund in-app purchases if the purchase was unauthorised. Refunds will be offered to users until May 28, 2018. The refund process can be done entirely online.
The heated legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm is now turning worse, as the latter has filed lawsuits against four contract manufacturers which stopped paying patent royalties to the chipmaker.
As part of an effort to combat technical support scams, the Federal Trade Commission in the US has announced a crackdown on the practice, highlighting 16 new actions with international partners.
Ever wonder why Samsung's chips are only found in Samsung devices? According to the South Korean government, it's because Qualcomm has been pressuring Samsung and barring it from competing.
Vizio has agreed to pay a $2.2 million settlement, after the FTC and New Jersey's AG alleged that the company had collected a "mountain of data" on viewers' activities, and sold it to third parties.
The FTC says the chip maker forced companies to use its baseband processors by punishing those that chose products from competitors with unfair patent licensing deals. Even Apple was a victim.
In light of the DDoS attack that utilized IoT devices to cripple huge swaths of the internet last October, the FTC has launched a contest to find creative ways to secure "smart" products.
Uber has pushed out a new update for its ride-hailing app, where it can track passengers five minutes after being dropped off. The company allegedly will use the data to improve its services.
PewDiePie has responded to allegations of taking money from Warner Bros. to review Shadow of Mordor positively back in 2014 without full disclosure, which the FTC deems as misleading to consumers.
The U.S. agency that regulates anti-trust matters is asking new questions about Android's licensing terms. The FTC has engaged several Google partners in search of more information.
The FTC is said to be investigating Google over concerns that the company has restricted competition on Android by prioritizing its own apps and services over those of its rivals.
Machinima have agreed to settle charges over a deceptive marketing scheme with Microsoft, where content creators were paid to produce positive content, without disclosure.
Google's child-friendly version of YouTube is under fire, due to complaints from child advocacy groups, which are concerned about the way the app targets advertising to susceptible kids.
Has your child made in-app purchases in games and apps without your permission? Google is willing to compensate those unauthorized expenses if you are eligible for their refund policy.
The FTC and the state of Florida have shut down bogus tech support companies involved in scamming $120 million USD from unknowing consumers.
T-Mobile was hit with a lawsuit from the FTC, stating T-Mobile knowingly profited from customers on behalf of unauthorized Premium SMS charges. Legere has responded trying to set the record straight.
T-Mobile's response to the FTC's claims that it engaged in fraud have been nothing but childish and deflective. But with a few actions, they can actually support their fledgling pro-consumer image.
In a recent lawsuit filed by the FTC, mobile service provider T-Mobile has been accused of hiding fraudulent charges to third-party horoscope and other text services in its customers bills for years.
Snapchat settles with FTC over charges that it misled consumers on the disappearing nature of messages, on the secure nature of its service, and its data collection policies.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy have filed a formal complaint to the Federal Trade Commission, asking them to block Facbook from buying WhatsApp.
The Federal Trade Commission announced Apple has agreed to a settlement where the company will offer at least $32.5 million to iOS users for in-app purchases bought by kids without parental consent.
U.S. regulators have given their stamp of approval to allow Microsoft to acquire Nokia's Devices and Services business, but the deal still needs to be approved by the European Union.
Google has been ordered to pay an additional $17m in fines divided up between 37 states and the District of Columbia for its data tracking practices in the Safari browser between 2011 and 2012.
In a new filing with the U.S. International Trade Commission, Microsoft claims that Google's settlement with the FTC last week should mean that Microsoft's legal fight with Motorola should end.
Microsoft Deputy General Counsel Dave Heiner said that today's settlement between Google and the FTC was "weak", and Google "seems to be walking with a new spring in its step today."
As expected, the Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with Google over antitrust allegations, and this action could affect how Google interacts with Microsoft in the future.
Google may be changing some of its search engine practices in order to avoid an antitrust lawsuit from the Federal Trade Commission, according to newly published rumors.
A judge has allowed the FTC to fine Google $22.5 million for tracking users of the Safari web browser. The amount of the fine was opposed by a consumer watchdog group, who felt it was not enough.
After more than a year of investigation, it seems that the FTC feels Google has been exploiting its position at the top of the market to ensure that rival services do not get a chance to oppose.
The Federal Trade Commission has officially announced it has closed its internal investigation of Facebook's planned acquistion of Instagram, which will now allow the deal to finally close.
Facebook is coming under scrutiny by the FTC after it was discovered the company had 'deceived' developers by charging for app verification and doing nothing.
The Federal Trade Commission has announced it has reached a settlement with Facebook, with the company pledging to give its users the right to consent before sharing their private information.
The Federal Trade Commission has confirmed it will fine Google $22.5 million due to the company bypassing the privacy settings of Apple's Safari web browser.
Anonymous sources have indicated that Google will be penalized $22.5 million by the Federal Trade Commission for violating the privacy settings of users of Apple's Safari web browser.
Twitter will be implementing the Do Not Track feature in the Mozilla Firefox browser, taking a stance that sets it apart from other social networking sites in regard to privacy.
A new report claims that Facebook's $1 billion acquisition of Instagram could face a delay, due to a rumored probe of the deal by the government's Federal Trade Commission.
Senators Herb Kohl and Mike Lee, have asked the Federal Trade Commission to launch an investigation into Google's business practices and how their search results highlight their other web properties.
Carrier IQ could be the subject of an FCC investigation due to the allegations of the company putting in tracking software in smartphones if a US Congressman has his way.