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'Spying Billboards' Trigger Calls for Investigation

Senator Charles Schumer is calling for a federal investigation by the Federal Trade Commission into Clear Channel’s “spying billboards,” which access the mobile devices of those in close proximity.

Venmo is under FTC investigation for possible deceptive or unfair practices

PayPal owned payments system Venmo is currently under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. The popular payment app is being investigated for possible deceptive or unfair practices. The company on Monday said it received a Civil Investigative Demand in March requesting documents and answers to written questions about the service. Show More Summary

PayPal's popular app for sending money, Venmo, is facing a federal investigation

The Federal Trade Commission is looking into whether Venmo, PayPal's popular peer-to-peer payment service, engages in "deceptive or unfair practices." PayPal disclosed the investigation in its quarterly earnings report on Thursday, which...Show More Summary

Business Week on LabMD story

The amazing story of how a Federal Trade Commission inquiry devastated a thriving company, following a push from a spurned vendor, is the subject of a feature by Dune Lawrence at Business Week. My take last year at Cato, and more. Tags: Federal Trade Commission, privacy Business Week on LabMD story is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

Amazon is liable for in-app charges racked up by pesky children, federal judge rules

4 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A federal judge ruled that Amazon is responsible for billing parents unauthorized charges that kids made within apps, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. (more…)

FTC widens its probe into Android's antitrust concerns

Google's Android regulatory headaches aren't clearing up. If anything, they're getting a bit worse. Wall Street Journal tipsters claim that the US Federal Trade Commission is expanding its probe into Android's possible antitrust violations. Show More Summary

?Judge says Amazon is liable for kids' in-app charges

The ruling favors the Federal Trade Commission's suit from 2014, which Apple and Google had agreed to settle

U.S. Federal Trade Commission investigating Google's abuse of Android

The FTC is expanding its investigation into Android related to complaints that Google is exploiting its ostensibly open platform to shut out rivals.

Amazon lost an important ruling that could force it to issue refunds for in-app purchases

A ruling by a federal judge has laid the blame of erroneous in-app purchases made by children with Amazon, which could lead to an order for a full refund for all affected parties. The case, brought by the Federal Trade Commission against...Show More Summary

Amazon unfairly billed parents for their kids’ in-app purchases, a judge rules

5 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

A federal court found Amazon liable for charging parents for unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids, siding with the Federal Trade Commission in a case that stretched back to 2014. The key question in the legal battle was whether Amazon's app store made it too easy for children to buy virtual goods with real money […]

FTC extends its antitrust investigation into Alphabet and Android

According to sources close to the matter, the Federal Trade Commission is taking a closer look at anti-competitive practises related to Alphabet's Android OS.

Amazon on the hook for unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids

A federal judge has ruled against Amazon in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. The judge says Amazon is liable for unauthorized in-app purchases made by kids in its app store. The FTC's press release states: The judge's...Show More Summary

Alphabet Slips: FTC Probes Possible Android Dominance Abuse, Says WSJ

Shares of Alphabet (GOOGL) are down $17.08, or 2.3, at $725.13, as The Wall Street Journal‘s Jack Nicas and Brent Kendall report this afternoon that the Federal Trade Commission is meeting with company’s about Android operating system regarding concerns of its dominance of the mobile industry. Show More Summary

FTC Extends Probe Into Google's Android

Federal Trade Commission staffers have met with companies in recent months to examine industry concerns that Alphabet Inc.’s Google abuses the dominance of its Android smartphone software.

NorthShore hospital CEO: Northwestern wants us to lose FTC case, join them

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare wants the Federal Trade Commission to block the merger of Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem because it would like NorthShore to join its system, according to NorthShore's CEO. CEO Mark Neaman delivered the bombshell while on the witness...

Potential Solution To Piracy Struck Down

The Federal Circuit is holding firm on its decision that the International Trade Commission should not be given authority over digital goods, a decision which has sparked some significant controversy. _______________________________ Guest post from David Lowery of The Trichordist You can’t make this up. Law 360 is reporting that the...

A Healthy New Tool for Mobile App Developers Launched by the FTC

Ahead of the weekend, MAW reported that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is launching a … The post A Healthy New Tool for Mobile App Developers Launched by the FTC appeared first on Mobile Marketing Watch.

Publishers Are Largely Not Following the FTC's Native Ad Guidelines

If the Federal Trade Commission decided to audit publishers' native ads today, around 70 percent of websites wouldn't be compliant with the FTC's latest guidelines, according to a new report from MediaRadar. After reviewing thousands...Show More Summary

FCC Sparks Turf Wars As It Raises Washington Profile

The Department of Justice is America’s most powerful antitrust enforcer. The Federal Trade Commission is the nation’s preeminent privacy czar. The Federal Communications Commission aims to challenge those assumptions. Under the leadership...Show More Summary

Drug Companies Are Paying Millions to Delay The Release of Generic Drugs

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Today, the Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against a drug company called Endo who’s accused of paying generic drug manufacturers hundreds of millions of dollars to delay the release of generic drugs. It’s called “pay-for-delay,” and it’s just another way that Americans are getting fucked over by the healthcare industry. Read more...

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