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App that hijacks phones to mine Dogecoin fined by the FTC

by: Rob TriggsJuly 1, 2015
Prized app developers have been fined by the FTC for secretly mining cryptocurrencies, such as Dogecoin or LiteCoin, on unsuspecting users' smartphones.
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Surprise, surprise – the Comet Smartphone campaign is moving to another crowdfunding site

by: Jimmy WestenbergJune 11, 2015
Comet Core has cancelled its Kickstarter campaign for the "world's first buoyant smartphone", due to a violation of Kickstarter's policies and procedures.
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AT&T joins Verizon in claiming Title II status when it helps them financially

by: William Neilson JrJanuary 11, 2015
AT&T is essentially admitting that they will use their Title II status to simply dodge charges of throttling customer data.
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T-Mobile paying $90 million to settle ‘cramming’ charges

by: Matthew BensonDecember 21, 2014
To compensate for the illegal practice of cramming, charging customers for unwanted services, T-Mobile will be laying out some major cash to make amends.
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5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week – Google Play Weekly

by: Joe HindyDecember 12, 2014
This week we talk about a lot of stuff that Google did, a new Game of Thrones game, VLC, HERE Maps, the new Action Launcher, and more Android apps news!
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Google begins emailing customers affected by unauthorized in-app purchases

by: Matthew BensonDecember 10, 2014
Now that the Play Store's unauthorized in-app purchase problem has been settled, Google is beginning to contact customers with details for financial relief.
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Should carriers do more to stop the rise of telemarketing calls?

by: William Neilson JrDecember 1, 2014
Some believe that wireless carriers are to blame for allowing telemarketing companies to continue harassing customers.
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Chinese officials continue to push western technology out

by: William Neilson JrNovember 19, 2014
At least 30 foreign corporations are complaining about their treatment from Chinese officials.
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Carrier IQ agrees to settle privacy lawsuit

by: William Neilson JrNovember 6, 2014
Carrier IQ has since admitted that the software logs contents of messages.
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FTC continues to push throttling charges after AT&T issues denial

by: William Neilson JrOctober 29, 2014
FTC Chair Edith Ramirez did not back down when asked about AT&T on a conference call with reporters.
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