Ftc articles

Amazon to fight FTC on kids in-app purchases issue

Amazon says it's ready to fight a legal battle against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against allegations that it hasn't done enough to prevent kids from making unauthorized in-app purchases, and hence should make certain policy changes and pay…

Privacy groups ask FTC to block Facebook-Whatsapp deal

Last month, Facebook acquired the world’s most popular instant messaging service. And it seems not everyone is delighted with the move. Fearing that the social networking giant might use Whatsapp's user data for advertising purposes, two consumer privacy groups on Thursday…

FTC doles out $50,000 to winners of Robocall Challenge

The Federal Trade Commission recently wrapped up a contest designed to find an effective solution to combat robocalls – spammy automated phone calls that deliver a pre-recorded message to unlucky recipients. The annoying messages account for roughly 200,000 complaints each…

Path ordered to pay $800,000 to settle FTC privacy charges

Social networking startup Path has been ordered to pay an $800,000 fine to the Federal Trade Commission in addition to other measures to settle a controversial privacy issue. The service was accused of using deceitful tactics to collect personal information…

Google may avoid FTC ruling by issuing voluntary changes

Following a year-and-a-half long anti-trust investigation, the Wall Street Journal reports that Google is expected to escape a final determination by the Federal Trade Commission thanks to the enactment of a number of "voluntary" measures -- a consent decree which…