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T-Mobile has put $50M aside for cramming refunds

by: William Neilson JrOctober 29, 2014
T-Mobile has accrued more than $50 million to cover the estimated cost of a refund program and settlement payments.
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FTC finally wakes up to AT&T throttling unlimited data speeds

by: William Neilson JrOctober 28, 2014
The FTC filed a complaint against AT&T for throttling customers speeds.
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T-Mobile, FTC in settlement talks over cramming charges

by: William Neilson JrOctober 21, 2014
T-Mobile is in talks with the FTC to settle the cramming charges.
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AT&T to pay $105 million fine for cramming charges by FTC, FCC

by: William Neilson JrOctober 8, 2014
AT&T will pay $80 million to the FTC, $20 million to all fifty states, and $5 million to the FCC.
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New FTC rules force online retailers to ship stuff on time, or refund you

by: Andrew GrushSeptember 17, 2014
New FTC changes mean that items you buy while shopping online must be delivered within the target window, or the seller must refund you.
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Senate report shows how carriers collected millions from cramming

by: William Neilson JrJuly 31, 2014
A report from the U.S. Senate claims that mobile carriers have made hundreds of millions in profits through cramming tactics.
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Did T-Mobile managers direct workers to overcharge customers accounts?

by: William Neilson JrJuly 9, 2014
In a released statement, the CWA notes that in January 2013 they approached T-Mobile's parent company Deutsche Telekom to alert them that T-Mobile US managers were "directing workers to add charges to customer accounts." According to the CWA, T-Mobile fired a number of front-line employees who said they were working under direct orders from managers.
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FTC accuses T-Mobile of intentionally lying to customers, excessive charges

by: William Neilson JrJuly 1, 2014
Now, the FTC is taking action as they filed a complaint today alleging that T-Mobile benefitted from these services to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. Specifically, the FTC alleges that T-Mobile received anywhere from 35 to 40 percent of the total amount charged to consumers.
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Developer who sold data on millions of users gets away with a slap on the wrist

by: Gary SimsApril 15, 2014
FTC tells developer of Brightest Flashlight app to stop being a naughty boy and to cease selling user geolocation data, but it doesn't issue a fine or ask for the app to be removed from Google Play.
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Popular flashlight app has been secretly sharing location data with advertisers

by: Andrew GrushDecember 6, 2013
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!
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