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Federal Trade Commission:
TRUSTe, which certifies websites for privacy protections, settles with FTC for failing to audit companies   —  TRUSTe Settles FTC Charges it Deceived Consumers Through Its Privacy Seal Program  —  Company Failed to Conduct Annual Recertifications, Facilitated Misrepresentation as Non-Profit
Nov 17, 2014, 3:05 PMIn context
Lesley Fair / Federal Trade Commission:
The FTC's TRUSTe case: When seals help seal the deal   —  People who aren't into marketing jargon might not know a “credence claim” from a Creedence Clearwater Revival, but experts tell us it's a representation about a product that consumers aren't in a position to evaluate for themselves.
Nov 17, 2014, 3:05 PMIn context
Federal Trade Commission:
FTC Alleges Amazon Unlawfully Billed Parents for Millions of Dollars in Children's Unauthorized In-App Charges   —  No Password or Other Indication of Parental Consent Was Required for Charges in Kids' Apps; Internal E-mail Referred to Situation as “House on Fire”—Amazon.com …
Jul 10, 2014, 12:40 PMIn context
Federal Trade Commission:
FTC Alleges T-Mobile Crammed Bogus Charges onto Customers' Phone Bills   —  T-Mobile Was Aware For Years that Charges Were Not Authorized by its Customers … In a complaint filed today, the Federal Trade Commission is charging mobile phone service provider T-Mobile USA, Inc. …
Jul 1, 2014, 2:25 PMIn context
Federal Trade Commission:
Apple to refund consumers at least $32.5M for in-app purchases made without parental consent   —  Apple Inc. Will Provide Full Consumer Refunds of At Least $32.5 Million to Settle FTC Complaint It Charged for Kids' In-App Purchases Without Parental Consent  —  Company Also Will Modify its Billing Practices Under FTC Settlement
Jan 15, 2014, 12:21 PMIn context
Federal Trade Commission:
Path Social Networking App Settles FTC Charges it Deceived Consumers and Improperly Collected Personal Information from Users' Mobile Address Books  —  Company also Will Pay $800,000 for Allegedly Collecting Kids' Personal Information without their Parents' Consent
Feb 1, 2013, 10:20 AMIn context
Peter Kaplan / Federal Trade Commission:
Google Agrees to Change Its Business Practices to Resolve FTC Competition Concerns In the Markets for Devices Like Smart Phones, Games and Tablets, and in Online Search  —  Landmark Agreements Will Give Competitors Access to Standard-Essential Patents; Advertisers Will Get More Flexibility to Use Rival Search Engines
Jan 3, 2013, 1:15 PMIn context
Federal Trade Commission:
Google Will Pay $22.5 Million to Settle FTC Charges it Misrepresented Privacy Assurances to Users of Apple's Safari Internet Browser  —  Privacy Settlement is the Largest FTC Penalty Ever for Violation of a Commission Order  —  Google Inc. has agreed to pay a record $22.5 million civil penalty …
Aug 9, 2012, 11:40 AMIn context
Peter Kaplan / Federal Trade Commission:
FTC Testifies on Efforts to Protect Consumer Privacy   —  Asks Congress to Encourage Industry to Continue Efforts on “Do Not Track” Tools  —  The Federal Trade Commission testified before Congress about the agency's efforts to protect consumer privacy, including the FTC's support for implementation of a …
May 9, 2012, 2:55 PMIn context
Federal Trade Commission:
Myspace Settles FTC Charges That It Misled Millions of Users About Sharing Personal Information with Advertisers   —  Settlement Will Require Regular Privacy Assessments for the Next 20 Years  —  Social networking service Myspace has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges …
May 8, 2012, 11:40 AMIn context

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