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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »