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FCC, FTC examining how carriers release mobile security patches

by: John DyeMay 9, 2016
Today the FCC and FTC announced that they would be launching an inquiry into why companies take so long to rollout security updates to mobile devices.
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FTC extends its antitrust investigation into Alphabet and Android

by: Robert TriggsApril 27, 2016
According to sources close to the matter, the Federal Trade Commission is taking a closer look at anti-competitive practises related to Alphabet's Android OS.
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(Update: Google responds) EFF accuses Google of breaking a pledge not to track students

by: Robert TriggsDecember 3, 2015
The EFF has filed a complaint with the FTC regarding Google's alleged tracking of student data.
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FTC may launch antitrust case against Google over Android

by: Robert TriggsSeptember 25, 2015
The FTC is to investigate whether Google stifled competitors’ access to its Android mobile operating system, according to sources familiar with the matter.
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App that hijacks phones to mine Dogecoin fined by the FTC

by: Robert 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.

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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