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LifeLock Cuts Its Outlook

LifeLock on Wednesday lowered its full-year guidance, anticipating that a recent lawsuit from the Federal Trade Commission would drag on results for the remainder of 2015.

News: AT&T wants $100M data throttling fine thrown out

2 days agoTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

AT&T is asking the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to cancel a proposed $100 million fine levied against the company for throttling data speeds for users with “unlimited” data plans, The Hill reports. The FCC launched a complaint in October...Show More Summary

AT&T doesn’t want to be throttled for throttling customers

It seems AT&T thinks throttling the data speeds of customers without telling them about it isn’t such a big deal. The Federal Trade Commission sued AT&T back in 2014 for “deceptive and unfair data throttling” after the company imposed caps on unlimited data contracts, beyond which it reduced their data speeds by almost 90%. The Federal Communications Commission joined […]

If Dave Johnson from the FTC calls, don’t talk to him

The Federal Trade Commission has warned that an add-insult-to-injury scam is being perpetrated on federal employees victimized by the breaches of Office of Personnel Management databases. A man identifying himself as Dave Johnson with the FTC office in Las Vegas is contacting those employees and telling them they are due money as recompense. All they […]

Antitrust Lawfare Breaks Out: Google, Spotify vs. Apple

Amidst a host of other suspicious activity on the part of Spotify and Google, the Federal Trade Commission is instead investigating Apple regarding their 30% commission on "digital consumables" sold through their app store. _____________________________ Guest Post by Chris Castle on Music Technology Policy As reported in The Verge, that...

Feds Investigating General Motors Over ‘Certified’ Used Cars

General Motors disclosed in its quarterly Securities and Exchange Commission filing Thursday that the Federal Trade Commission is investigating the automaker for selling used cars under recall, the Detroit News is reporting. According...Show More Summary

FTC probing GM for selling used cars in need of recall work

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating General Motors for allegedly selling certified pre-owned cars without having completed pending recall repairs. Continue reading FTC probing GM for selling used cars in need of recall work...Show More Summary

Sen. Al Franken Calls For Federal Investigation Into Apple Music

In response to concerns arising from the recent launch of Apple Music, U.S. Senator Al Franken called on both the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the possibility that the tech giant may be creating an anticompetitive environment in the streaming music market. In a letter [PDF] sent yesterday to U.S. Attorney General Loretta … [More]

Sen. Al Franken Wants Apple Music Antitrust Probe

Senator Al Franken believes Apple may be violating antitrust laws with its Apple Music service and has asked the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to look into the company's practices. At issue is how Apple Music and competing services are priced. Show More Summary

Newswire: Al Franken and the FTC are investigating the so-called “Apple Tax” for rival streaming services

In a sentence that would make frighteningly little sense to a someone who fell into a coma in 1995 and just awakened today, Saturday Night Live-writer-turned-senator Al Franken has called on the Federal Trade Commission and the Justice...Show More Summary

Consumer advocacy group, Sen. Al Franken add to Apple Music antitrust clamor

Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog leveled antitrust accusations against Apple Music in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice on Wednesday, saying Apple is leveraging access to consumer credit cards, user music preferences and cutthroat business tactics to tamp down competition. Show More Summary

U.S. Senator, consumer rights group call for an official investigation into Apple Music

Senator Al Franken has formally asked both the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to look into whether Apple's business practices regarding Apple Music are anti-competitive. Senator Franken has expressed concern over...Show More Summary

Lifelock failed to protect user data, says FTC

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

According to the Federal Trade Commission, the privacy-protecting firm Lifelock has failed to adhere to the terms of a 2010 settlement to improve its ability to protect personal data. Read the rest

Identity-theft protection firm LifeLock again facing charges from FTC

The Federal Trade Commission says the company -- which offers consumers monthly plans to guard against identity theft -- violated a 2010 settlement and continues to mislead customers.

FTC begins issuing subpoenas in App Store investigation triggered by Apple Music - report

The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly expanded its inquiry into Apple's policy of forcing companies to turn over 30 percent of subscription revenue earned through the App Store, issuing subpoenas to streaming services that compete with Apple Music.

LifeLock Accused of Violating U.S. Settlement

The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit accusing LifeLock of violating a 2010 settlement and continuing to make deceptive claims about its identity-theft protection services.

LifeLock shares tank after FTC says it doesn’t protect consumers data as it claimed

The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday said it would sue online data security firm LifeLock for failing to protect users' personal financial data in violation of a 2010 settlement. LifeLock's shares tumbled nearly 50 percent even after trading was halted twice. The company had broadcast its chief executive's Social Security number as part of its claim that it could […]

FTC said to be ramping up its investigation against Apple

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)is reportedly stepping up its look into Apple's App Store rules. The rules have recently come under fire, particularly from streaming music services who feel that they shouldn't have to pay Apple a 30% cut of subscription fees, especially when much of their content isn't hosted on the App Store. Show More Summary

LifeLock is crashing (LOCK)

Shares of cybersecurity company Lifelock plunged 40% in trading on Tuesday after the Federal Trade Commission said the company violated a settlement it made five years ago. The stock is now halted. In a statement Tuesday, the FTC said: "In documents filed with the U.S. Show More Summary

Adhering to the FTC’s Updated Social Media Guidelines: 5 Tips for Brands

Historically, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been considerably forgiving with regards to the legal use of social media marketing, specifically related to endorsements and testimonials. While brand marketers enjoyed the heyday...Show More Summary

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