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#Federal Trade Commission

# federal-trade-commission - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

Apple to refund parents of children who bought Apps without them knowing

The US Federal Trade Commission says that at least $32.5 million will be repaid to US customers after the children bough Apps without parent’s knowledge.

# federal-trade-commission - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Fisher Price accused of misleading parents over mobile apps for infants

An advocacy group said apps created by Fisher-Price and Open Solutions claim to teach babies skills when they may actually be harmful.

# federal-trade-commission - Friday 26 April, 2013

Facebook says privacy practices are sufficient, cites independent audit Facebook This post contains a poll

# federal-trade-commission - Friday 4 January, 2013

US watchdog drops 'search bias' investigation against Google

Google had been accused of skewing its search results to prioritise its own services – but insufficient evidence was found.

# federal-trade-commission - Sunday 30 September, 2012

From The Daily Edge Weird Wide Web: The week in online oddities Week In Web This post contains videos

Weird Wide Web: The week in online oddities

The internet’s best offerings in social media, tech, science and weird news.

# federal-trade-commission - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Google agrees to pay record $22.5m privacy fine

The company is settling a complaint that it mislead users of Apple’s Safari browser.

# federal-trade-commission - Friday 18 May, 2012

Don't want to be tracked online? Twitter agrees to help...

Twitter has announced that it’s implementing a ‘Do Not Track’ policy, which will allow users to opt out of having their online behaviour tracked.

# federal-trade-commission - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Skechers to pay $40m in US settlement over advertising claims

Federal Trade Commission says the company made deceptive claims about its products helping to tone and strengthen muscle.

# federal-trade-commission - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Private photos of Mark Zuckerberg emerge after Facebook security breach

The social network says that the bug, which allowed users’ private photos to be accessed, has since been fixed.

# federal-trade-commission - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Reebok to refund $25 million over 'toning' trainers

US consumer authority says it has reached a settlement with the sports brand over claims it made regarding its EasyTone and RunTone trainers.

# federal-trade-commission - Friday 24 June, 2011

US regulators target Google in anti-trust inquiry

Does Google skew its search results to promote its own products at the expense of others? The FTC wants to find out.

Google faces probe over online dominance

Rival companies claim that the tech giant uses its search engine to gain an unfair advantage.

# federal-trade-commission - Thursday 31 March, 2011

From The Daily Edge Google: "You +1 me, you really +1 me?" Google

Google: "You +1 me, you really +1 me?"

Search engine giant invites users to recommend sites with the click of a button. Will it have Facebook quaking in its boots?