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PS Vita Buyers Will Get Compensation Over Ad Claims

If you bought a PS Vita in the US before June 1, 2012, you should be getting compensation from Sony. That’s because it has settled a Federal Trade Commission complaint accusing it of false advertising. The complaint centered on advertising relating to the Vita’s cross-platform features, particularly the implication that the features would work in […]

FTC orders Sony to refund PS Vita early adopters after misleading ads

Sony will be forced to offer partial refunds to customers who purchased the PlayStation Vita in the first half of 2012, after the Federal Trade Commission ruled its advertising practices at the handheld's launch were deceptive. Early...Show More Summary

Own a PS Vita? Sony might owe you money, says FTC

Sony must pay every US customer that bought a PS Vita before June 1, 2012, says the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC found Sony Computer Entertainment America, the American branch of the Japanese electronics company, guilty of using deceptive advertising to … Continue reading ?

To Avoid Identity Theft, Guard Those Nine Precious Digits

Alamy By Paul Sisolak According to the Federal Trade Commission, more than 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year; and, with advancements in banking and web technology, that number is growing. Identity theft is aShow More Summary

Sony refunding PS Vita owners in FTC settlement over ads

Sony will be giving a stocking stuffer to gamers in order to settle charges with the Federal Trade Commission.

Sony to refund some customers after misleading PS Vita ads

According to the Federal Trade Commission, Sony deceived consumers by falsely advertising the PlayStation Vita's "game-changing" features when the console launched in the US. And, perhaps in an effort to stay out of court, the electronics company has...

Sony to pay customers for misleading Playstation ad

Photo courtesy of Doug Kline. Sony is settling government charges that it misled consumers about its PlayStation Vita hand-held gaming console. The Federal Trade Commission announced the settlement Tuesday, saying it took issue withShow More Summary

Sony to partially refund early US Vita adopters after its "deceptive" marketing

The Federal Trade Commission, a US-based government agency, has found Sony guilty of "deceptive acts or practices" in regards to its advertising of the Vita at launch, and now it must pay back to all those who purchased the handheld before 1st June 2012. Show More Summary

Sony settles over deceptive PlayStation Vita ads

Following Federal Trade Commission charges over false advertising in late 2011 and early 2012, Sony has agreed to give consumers who purchased a PlayStation Vita before June 1, 2012 "either a $25 cash or credit refund, or a $50 merchandise...Show More Summary

Sony's Original Vita Ads Were Misleading, Says US Government

Sony has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over claims that the company falsely advertised its PlayStation Vita console when it was first released in 2012. The company is now required to issue refunds to Vita customers affected by the advertising. Read more...

The FTC says Sony lied about how innovative the PS Vita is.

The Federal Trade Commission had some harsh words for Sony on Tuesday, announcing a settlement that says the gaming giant was not truthful in marketing its PS Vita. The FTC's claim? That Sony promised "game-changing" features would be available on the Vita, and they weren't. The complaint specifically refers to the Vita's "cross-platform" gaming features, […]

Apple Removes "FREE" from App Store Vocabulary

Last week, in response to mounting pressure from the European Union (EU), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and disgruntled customers - Apple traded in the word "FREE" for "GET" in the App Store. Prior to the shift in language, apps...Show More Summary

Samsung has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission asking it to block sales of NVIDIA g

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Samsung has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission asking it to block sales of NVIDIA graphics chips and Tegra mobile processors. It's a tit-for-tat move, after NVIDIA tried to block sales of certain Samsung handsets back in November. [Bloomberg via Engadget] Read more...

This Thanksgiving, Don't Be Bamboozled by Butterball's 'Humane' Turkeys

Earlier this month, PETA filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission asking that it compel Butterball to stop misleading consumers about its procedures for raising and killing turkeys. Butterball participates in the American...Show More Summary

TRUSTe settles FTC charges of deceit for Privacy Seal program

5 days agoTechnology : sCommerce

TRUSTe, Inc., one of the largest providers of privacy certifications for online businesses, has agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission suit alleging that they deceived consumers about their recertification program for privacy practices on...

FTC cracks down on massive ‘PC cleaner’ security scam

The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida on Wednesday announced plans on fighting a type of online scam that cons unsuspecting PC users into paying up to hundreds of dollars for alleged security protection for their computers, which turns out to be fake software supposed to fix inexistent malware threats. Show More Summary

Apple removes the "free" label from F2P games

After plenty of scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission, the UK Office of Fair Trading, the European Commission, and most importantly South Park, Apple has finally removed the word "free" from free-to-play games on the App Store.Show More Summary

Florida and F.T.C. Accuse Firms of Deceptively Selling Tech Support

last weekTechnology : Bits

The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida say the companies used software designed to trick consumers into thinking their computers had bugs or errors that needed to be fixed.

FTC shuts down tech support companies for selling $120M worth of fake software & services

Today, the Federal Trade Commission and the state of Florida have obtained federal court orders for a list of companies allegedly selling fraudulent computer software and tech support services, according to a release. The court order will take two separate scam operations temporarily offline. The two operations are said to have collected as much as $120 million in fraudulent […]

'Free' Credit Score Sites Duped Hundreds of Thousands

Cassandra Hubbart/AOL A scheme that dangled "free" access to credit scores but then slammed consumers with monthly fees that were tough to drop has been shut down by the Federal Trade Commission, the agency said on Wednesday. Hundreds...Show More Summary

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