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FTC issue refunds to scam victims

internet The Federal Trade Commission in the US are to help consumers who fell victim to “scareware” and ensure they receive refunds from the companies responsible. Scareware is a fake anti-virus product.. more
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Facebook settles with FTC over privacy issues

facebook Facebook has agreed to settle eight Federal Trade Commission charges (FTC) that it failed to properly inform users about how their information is shared. The FTC allege that the social networking.. more
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Kids social network collected info without consent

internet The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have agreed to settle charges with the operator of a social network for kids, after it was found the site collected information on the children.. more
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Frostwire P2P app shared users photos without their knowledge

The developer of a peer-to-peer file sharing application have agreed to settle US Federal Trade Commission charges that their software contained permissions that might cause consumers to unwittingly share their phone content with others. Frostwire LLC is the developer of two apps, Frostwire Desktop and.. more
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Intel agrees anti-trust lawsuit settlement with FTC

Intel has agreed a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it employed unfair and anti-competitive practices in pushing computer manufacturers to use its chips. While the chip giant hasn’t been fined, it has been forced to agree to a long list of.. more
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FTC gives Google the nod on AdMob

Google’s purchase of mobile advertising outfit AdMob has finally been approved by US authorities. And the company was given an inadvertent helping hand by Apple. The $750 million take-over move had provoked much concern over anti-trust issues down at the Federal Trade Commission. However, the.. more
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Google Buzz gets privacy reminder scheduled

Google’s Buzz service, the search giant’s attempt to integrate social networking into Gmail, was heavily criticised over privacy issues during its launch in February. Much of the controversy revolved around the fact that anyone could see who a user was following, because the option to.. more
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FTC turns screw on blog blaggers in the US

When is a blog not a blog? When it’s a thinly disguised advert for a product, that’s when; something the Federal Trade Commission in the States has sat up and taken notice of. The amount of freebies advanced to popular blogging reviewers can certainly throw.. more
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