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.
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.
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!
Google just can’t seem to catch a break. According to a report by the New York Post, the search giant’s $1.1 billion acquisition of Israel-based mapping service Waze has prompted an antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Samsung is in trouble with the FTC once again. It seems that the Taiwanese Federal Trade Commission has now slapped the company with a small fine due to a misleading advertisement.
Earlier today, the FTC wrapped up a 19-month investigation of Google’s business practices (which we have covered extensively), agreeing not to bring charges against the company. There is a catch, however.
FTC has delayed the decision in the Google search practices anti-trust probe. Google is accused of allegedly using its popular search engine to give low rankings to its competitors including Microsoft.
The settlement talks between Google and FTC could be nearing an end, as Google has agreed to voluntarily address FTC’s concerns regarding its search practices.
In the seemingly never ending legal battle over patents the Federal Trade Commission appears to be close to reaching a settlement over some of Google’s essential patent claims.
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.