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F.T.C. Wary of Mergers by Hospitals

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Hospitals often say acquisitions are necessary to coordinate care, but the Federal Trade Commission says consolidation could increase consumer costs.

FTC: Yelp and TinyCo Improperly Collected Kids’ Data

Online review site Yelp and TinyCo, a popular developer of kids’ apps, settled charges that the companies had collected personal information from children without parental permission, the Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday.

Be careful with kids' privacy - FTC hits developer with hefty penalty

Mobile game developer TinyCo is settling with the U.S.' Federal Trade Commission after regulators accused the company of improperly collecting children's personal information....

Big Data's Impact On Underserved, Low-Income Consumers On FTC Radar

The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a workshop this week on the growing use of big data and its impact on underserved and low-income consumers. The Commission's request for input from a wide variety of stakeholders is responsible...Show More Summary

The FTC fined a company pushing diet pills touted by Dr. Oz. Will the medical world weigh in?

last weekHealth : The Checkup

The Federal Trade Commission on Monday slapped a $3.5 million fine on a company selling green coffee extract ingredients for dietary supplements under the specious claims that the substance promotes weight loss with or without diet and exercise. Read full article >>

In-App Purchases Lead to Huge FTC Settlements for Google

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been filing complaints against tech giants like Google, Apple, and Amazon due to the way these companies handle in-app transactions. It seems that thousands of parents in the United States haveShow More Summary

Google’s Gotta Pay, Says FTC Kids Apps Lawsuit

Google will settle charges and repay $19 million to consumers whose children were allegedly deceived into making mobile purchases through the Android app store, according to Federal officials. The Federal Trade Commission filed suit, alleging that since 2011, Google “made it too easy for children to use Android phones to buy items ranging from 99 […]

Google to pay back $19 million for in-app purchase settlement

In the latest in-app purchase settlement, the Federal Trade Commission is tasking Google with paying back $19 million to those whose children, against their parents' wishes, spent money on in-app purchases in apps downloaded from the Google Play store. Show More Summary

The FTC orders Google to pay $19 million in IAP refunds

The Federal Trade Commission has already gone after Apple and Amazon over deceptive IAP systems in free-to-play games. Now the U.S. governmental body has ordered Google to pay at least $19 million for similar practices....

'Spoofing' by telemarketers may be legal, but you can fight back

William knows he can report telemarketers that defy the do-not-call list to the Federal Trade Commission. But what if there's no number on the caller ID to report?

Maker Of “Miracle” Green Coffee Weight-Loss Product To Pay $3.5M For Using Bogus Science To Sell Product

Months after going after online sellers for creating fake news sites, complete with a fake reporter, to push green coffee extract as a miracle weight loss drug, the Federal Trade Commission has settled its case against one Texas company...Show More Summary

Google to refund at least $19 million over in-app purchases

If we were to face a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission, having a bunch of irritated parents on the other end of things is pretty low on our list of ideal situations. We're thinking Google feels the same way, now that they've agreed to...

Google refunding $19m to those whose kids bought in-app purchases

The Federal Trade Commission has ordered Google to pay $19 million (about £11.6m) to those whose children mistakenly bought in-app purchases. This covers purchases made back from 2011, when in-app purchases were first introduced on Google's service. Show More Summary

Google to pay $19 million in kids' in-app purchase refunds

FTC complaint stretches back to 2011. Google has agreed to pay at least $19 million in refunds to customers whose children made in-app purchases without their permission as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.Click here to read the full article

U.S. government orders Google to refund $19M in app-store microtransactions

The Federal Trade Commission found that minors were easily able to make unauthorized payments, and Google has agreed to comply with the government's ruling.

Google Will Refund $19 Million In Unauthorized In-App Purchases

Ever been bit by accidental in-app purchases that your children, those little tykes, made on the Google Play Store? You might just qualify for a refund. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has announced that Google will be refunding $19 million to consumers who were charged for in-app purchases made by their kids without parental consent via the Play Store. Read more...

Google Settles In-App Purchasing Suit for $19M

Google today agreed to settle a lawsuit filed against it by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over unauthorized in-app purchases made by children. Google will pay the FTC a fine of $19 million to settle charges that it was too easy for kids to spend money on applications without obtaining the account holder's consent. Show More Summary

Google to Refund $19 Million to Parents for Kids’ In-App Purchases

If you’ve ever found an unexpected charge on your credit card after letting your kid borrow your Android device, you may be in for a refund. On Thursday, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Google has a agreed to refund a minimum of $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases made by their... Read More

Google to refund parents at least $19 million for children’s unauthorized in-app purchases

If you’ve ever found an unexpected charge on your credit card after letting your kid borrow your Android device, you may be in for a refund. Today the Federal Trade Commission announced that Google has a agreed to refund a minimum of $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases made by their children without authorization. Show More Summary

Google settles with FTC for $19 million due to in-app charges dispute

The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement agreement with Google, for $19 million, in a complaint that claimed Google was billing parents unfairly for in-app purchases that were made by their children without the parent's consent.

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