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  • FTC says AT&T misled customers with unlimited data

    October 28, 2014 12:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers about its unlimited data plans. The Federal Trade Commission says AT&T failed to adequately disclose to customers that it would reduce data speeds if they went over a certain amount of data use... more »
  • FTC: AT&T to pay $105M for bogus wireless charges

    October 8, 2014 11:32 AM

    WASHINGTON - Telecom giant AT&T will pay a hefty $105 million to settle government charges that the company unlawfully billed wireless customers for tens of millions of dollars in bogus charges - a practice known as cramming. The multi-agency settlement includes $80 million in customer refunds and $20 million in... more »
  • FTC: T-Mobile made millions with bogus charges

    July 1, 2014 1:34 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Trade Commission is alleging that T-Mobile USA, Inc., made "hundreds of millions" of dollars off its customers through bogus charges. In a complaint filed Tuesday, the FTC says the mobile phone provider billed consumers for subscriptions to "premium" texts such as $10-per-month horoscopes that were never... more »
  • Feds announce winners of robocall contest

    April 2, 2013 10:29 AM

    WASHINGTON - There may one day soon be another way to fight those annoying prerecorded phone pitches known as robocalls. The Federal Trade Commission has announced the winners of its contest to develop a blocking technology for the illegal sales phone calls. The contest ended with a tie. The winners... more »
  • FTC: Google to license patents, exclude snippets

    January 3, 2013 12:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. antitrust regulators say they have found no evidence to claims that Google unfairly favors its own services in search results. The Federal Trade Commission also says Google is agreeing to license patents deemed to be "essential" for rival mobile devices such as Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPad.... more »
  • Employers requiring social media background checks

    July 22, 2011 4:53 AM

    The New York Times says some companies are now requiring job candidates to pass a social media background check before being hired. Social intelligence searches the Internet for everything potential employees have said or done online over the past seven years. The Federal Trade Commission has determined this... more »
  • Twitter settles with FTC over data security lapses

    June 24, 2010 11:22 AM

    Twitter has settled charges with federal regulators that it put the privacy of its users at risk by failing to protect them from data security lapses last year that let hackers access their accounts. The Federal Trade Commission announced the settlement Thursday. It bars Twitter from misleading consumers... more »
  • Complaint filed against Facebook

    December 17, 2009 8:53 PM

    A privacy-advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. filed a complaint against Facebook over the social network's newest user privacy changes. The Electronic Privacy Information Center says the changes diminish user privacy by disclosing personal information that was previously restricted. The group took the issue to the Federal Trade Commission. The... more »

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