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FTC cracks down on tech support scams

Operation Tech Trap targets long-running support scams
15 May 2017
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data protection

Vizio fined $2.2m for snooping on smart TV viewers

The company 'collected and sold millions of users' viewing habits to advertisers'
7 Feb 2017
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Business strategy

Google blames search “monopoly” on bug

Glitch was responsible for Yelp and TripAdvisor getting buried in search results, claims search engine giant
26 Nov 2015
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Mobile

Apple will refund $32.5m to customers

Customers whose children inadvertently ran up huge bills with in-app purchases to get money back.
16 Jan 2014
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Mobile

Google's $1.1 bn purchase of Waze to be probed by FTC

Investigation will determine whether Google simply purchased start-up to prevent rivals from acquiring it.
24 Jun 2013
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Mobile

FTC hits social network Path with record $800k fine

$800,000 penalty for data theft and underage sign-ups is highest ever given to app developer.
5 Feb 2013
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Business strategy

Google drops key patent claims against Microsoft

Search giant axes Motorola Mobility patents from ongoing legal tussle with arch-rival.
10 Jan 2013
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Business strategy

Google's FTC pact could affect other patent disputes, it is

Last week's ruling could have far-reaching consequences for smartphone makers, say analysts.
7 Jan 2013
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Business strategy

Google dodges FTC's antitrust bullet

Search giant receives slapped wrist from US regulator following antitrust investigation.
4 Jan 2013
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Business strategy

Google dodges FTC's antitrust bullet

Search giant receives slapped wrist from US regulator following antitrust investigation.
4 Jan 2013
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Network & Internet

Facebook hit by new share price worries and app developer

Social network accused of deception as investors brace for share price fall.
14 Aug 2012
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Software

Google uncloaks refreshed search

The internet giant starts rolling out its fresh search look to mark the start of 2012.
3 Jan 2012
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public sector

Intel McAfee deal given FTC green light

Intel awaits an EU decision on its McAfee deal as the FTC gives the go ahead across the pond.
22 Dec 2010
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public sector

Timeline: Google Street View scandal

We look back at the Google Street View scandal's history, right up to the ICO investigation's conclusion.
4 Nov 2010
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public sector

Timeline: Google Street View scandal

We look back at the Google Street View scandal's history, right up to the ICO investigation's conclusion.
4 Nov 2010
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Security

Microsoft launches fraud alert service

Microsoft's new Internet Fraud Alert offering will help bridge the gap between security researchers and companies hit by attacks.
18 Jun 2010
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Internet crime
Security

Crime-supporting ISP shut down

The US FTC has shut down a rogue ISP that was helping distribute malicious content, including child pornography.
21 May 2010
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Network & Internet

FTC member slams 'irresponsible' Google over Buzz launch

Tech firms are increasingly ignoring privacy concerns in how the handle consumer data when launching new products, an FTC administrator has claimed.
18 Mar 2010