by Andrew Grush, 2 days ago
According to the FTC, a popular flashlight app by the name of “Brightest Flashlight Free” has been secretly sharing location and device ID information with advertisers. Keep reading for more details!
by Gary Sims, 12 months ago
A new report by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says that many of the apps which are designed for children collect data about the devices the kids are using without informing parents. The apps, which are available for Android via Google’s Play Store and for iOS via Apple’s iTunes app store, send information from the mobile device to ad networks, analytics companies, or other third parties.
by Varun Raj, 1 year ago
FTC says that the ban the Google requested would be harmful to consumers, and it would also damage innovation and result in increased costs and uncertainty for other companies. In a statement, the Commission said that using SEP-based injunctions against competitors is equivalent to a ‘patent hold up’.
by Chris Smith, 1 year ago
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has two investigations opened on Google’s business practices. One of the concerns Google’s Search business, the company’s main revenue stream, and the other is related to Google’s use of standard-essential smartphone patents in legal battles against some of its main rivals.
by Kristofer Wouk, 1 year ago
Google has been under fire from various government agencies around the world lately who are investigating antitrust lawsuits against the company. Now Google is said to be considering whether to settle with U.S. authorities over how it has handled its mobile patents.
by J. Angelo Racoma, 1 year ago
It seems Google is not off the hook in the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation into whether the company violated antitrust laws in prioritizing its own services in search results. The FTC intends to decide by year-end whether it will pursue legal action against Google for anti-competitive practices.