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Kids Under 13 Could Soon Get Their Own Gmail, YouTube Accounts (As If They Didn't Have Them Already…)

Kids Under 13 Could Soon Get Their Own Gmail, YouTube Accounts (As If They Didn't Have Them Already…)

Kids already use Gmail and they're obsessed with YouTube. Now Google wants to make it legit, as in legal.
FTC Sues Amazon Over Kids' Unauthorized In-App Purchases

FTC Sues Amazon Over Kids' Unauthorized In-App Purchases

The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint today arguing that the ecommerce giant allowed children to rack up charges on their parents’ accounts without consent.
Franchisees in Puerto Rico Claim McDonald's Broke FTC Rule

Franchisees in Puerto Rico Claim McDonald's Broke FTC Rule

In letting McDonald's biggest franchisee open up shops in Puerto Rico, local franchisees say the fast-food giant violated FTC rules.
Snapchat's Legal Woes to 'Disappear' After Reaching Settlement With the FTC

Snapchat's Legal Woes to 'Disappear' After Reaching Settlement With the FTC

While Snapchat's snaps don’t necessarily disappear as advertised, the company is also facing heat about the deceptive way in which it unknowingly culled user data.
FTC Orders Apple to Pay a Minimum of $32.5 Million Over In-App Purchases

FTC Orders Apple to Pay a Minimum of $32.5 Million Over In-App Purchases

The tech company agreed to refund parents whose children made in-app purchases without their knowledge.
The FTC Recommends Sweeping Investigation of Patent Trolls

The FTC Recommends Sweeping Investigation of Patent Trolls

Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, intends to launch a comprehensive inquiry into patent-assertion entities.
Lawmakers Seek FTC Scrutiny of Google's Search Results

Lawmakers Seek FTC Scrutiny of Google's Search Results

Even wonder why Google's own products and services appear at the top of search results? See how that could change if lawmakers get their way.
Q&A: New Fraud and Identity Theft Rules

Q&A: New Fraud and Identity Theft Rules

Are your customers safe from online scamsters? How to comply with the FTC's new 'Red Flags' program.
FTC Takes Aim at 'Fake News' Websites

FTC Takes Aim at 'Fake News' Websites

Advertisements framed as newsy websites are starting to draw the ire of the Federal Trade Commission, and with good reason.
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