U.S. Investigates Security of Mobile Devices
The Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission have asked mobile phone carriers and manufacturers to explain how they release security updates amid mounting concerns over security vulnerabilities.
Amazon Found Liable for Charges Incurred by Kids Using Apps
The FTC had sued Amazon in 2014, alleging that the company failed to make proper disclosures to parents regarding purchases made by their children.
U.S. Government Asked Amazon to Lie in Staples-Office Depot Merger Case, Judge Says
'The public ought to know that the government wanted Amazon to say some things that weren't true,' Emmet Sullivan said.
Staples and Office Depot: U.S. Government 'Simply Wrong' for Trying to Block Merger
More than a year ago, Staples offered to buy Office Depot in a transaction then valued at about $5.5 billion, pressured by declining sales in the office supplies sector and the rise of rivals.
FTC Orders 'Brain Training' Company Lumosity to Pay $2 Million Over Deceptive Advertising Practices
'Lumosity simply did not have the science to back up its ads,' said the FTC's director of consumer protection.
Is Google Spying on Students? The Electronic Frontier Foundation Believes So.
The computer company is reportedly collecting data through its automatically enabled 'Sync' feature in Chrome.
Brands: Get Up to Date on Federal Trade Commission Guidelines
Be aware of new FTC regulations regarding advertising and social media.
Court Rules FTC Can Come After Your Company After a Cyber Attack
in a closely watched ruling, an appeals court says victims of hackers have liability for unfair-practices claims.
In Landmark Move, FTC Takes Action Against Kickstarter Campaign Fraud
A project creator was charged with using 'unfair or deceptive acts' to raise more than $120,000 on the crowdfunding platform, which he allegedly spent on personal expenses.
Groups Urge FTC to Investigate YouTube Kids Video App
The groups are concerned that the app disregards long-established safeguards limiting advertising to young audiences.
Snuggie Maker Wrapped Up in Not-So-Cozy Advertising Fraud Charges
Turns out Allstar's 'buy one, get one free' ad hook was allegedly cloaked in trickery. Now the as-seen-on-TV giant is forking over $8 million to settle charges that it hoodwinked customers.
FTC Fines Two Health Apps That 'Lack Adequate Evidence to Support Their Claims'
Both apps said they could diagnose melanoma via simple smartphone snapshots.
FTC Takes No Action Against Yelp Following Year-Long Investigation Into Review System
Despite outcry from small-business owners, this marks the second inquiry by the FTC that has resulted in no further action, according to Yelp.
U.S. FTC Asking Apple About Health Data Protection
The commission is seeking assurances from Apple that it will prevent people's private health data from being used without their consent.