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Apple Settles With FTC in Case Focusing on Kids Who Buy Apps Without Permission

January 15, 2014 | 9:38 am

Apple Settles With FTC in Case Focusing on Kids Who Buy Apps Without Permission

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Company to refund at least $32.5 million and agrees to change billing practices for app purchases.

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Google to License Patents in FTC Settlement

January 3, 2013 | 10:58 am

Google to License Patents in FTC Settlement

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WASHINGTON — Google is agreeing to license certain patents to mobile phone rivals and stop a practice of including snippets from other websites in its search results as part of a settlement to end a 19-month investigation into the search leader’s business practices, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday. U.S. antitrust regulators added that they […]

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March 26, 2012 | 11:08 am

FTC Releases Internet Privacy Report

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The Federal Trade Commission announced a new set of privacy standards today to help consumers understand what kind of information is collected on them. From the 73-page report: In today’s world of smart phones, smart grids, and smart cars, companies are collecting, storing, and sharing more information about consumers than ever before. Although companies use […]

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Mark Zuckerberg Admits ‘A Bunch of Mistakes’ as Facebook Settles Privacy Complaints

November 29, 2011 | 12:33 pm

Mark Zuckerberg Admits ‘A Bunch of Mistakes’ as Facebook Settles Privacy Complaints

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If you’ve ever felt that your information was never truly private on Facebook, the federal government agrees; and today the Palo Alto-based social network announced it would settle charges related to those very concerns. The Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed settlement with Facebook, resolving its claims that the company repeatedly deceived members about just […]

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