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LG Plus becomes first of Korea's three operators to face customer sign-up freeze over illegal subsidies

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South Korea’s three mobile operators were hit by a cumulative $40.1 million dollar fine for illegal mobile subsidies last month, and now the country’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has begun its second course of action, suspending the carriers from signing up new customers for fixed periods. LG Plus is the first...
LG Plus becomes first of Korea's three operators to face customer sign-up freeze over illegal subsidies

FTC selects winners after putting out competition to filter robocalls

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Agency awards $50,000 in cash prizes as it turns to the private sector for help eradicating long-running annoyance of the technology era. [Read more]...
FTC selects winners after putting out competition to filter robocalls

FTC Charges Two Firms With Leaking Customer Data on P-to-P Networks

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In a first for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the agency has filed charges against two businesses that allegedly allowed consumer personal data to be leaked......
FTC Charges Two Firms With Leaking Customer Data on P-to-P Networks

FTC announces new crackdown on robocalls #thecircuit

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Robocalls: The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against five agencies that they say made illegal robocalls claiming to give consumers a way to lower the interest rate on their credit card debt. The five companies may have taken in as much as $30 million from consumers in the...
FTC announces new crackdown on robocalls #thecircuit
FTC files charges against spammers accused of sending 180 million text messages

Google is many things -- but not an illegal monopoly

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opinion The FTC is leaning toward suing Google, but Google's critics have yet to lay out a serious legal case against the company. [Read more]...
Google is many things -- but not an illegal monopoly
"Can you fix my Windows 95 computer?": How to troll a tech support scammer
Twitter continues to be the anti-Facebook with Do Not Track support

Congressman to FTC: Hands Off Google

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Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz best tread carefully if he opts to bring antitrust charges against Google. Because one misstep and Congress will get medieval on him. Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat, feels that taking legal action against Google for alleged anticompetitive behavior is a lousy idea —...
Congressman to FTC: Hands Off Google

FTC speaks up on mobile privacy as chairman gets set to step down #thecircuit

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FTC releases mobile privacy report: Mobile privacy guidelines released Friday by the Federal Trade Commission outline the agency's recommendations for how best to inform consumers about how mobile apps collect and use personal information. Read full article >>...
FTC speaks up on mobile privacy as chairman gets set to step down #thecircuit

Report: Google may dodge FTC's antitrust bullet

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Federal regulators scrutinizing Google may not have a strong enough case to file a lawsuit targeting Google's search service, Bloomberg reports. [Read more]...
Report: Google may dodge FTC's antitrust bullet

Patent Lawsuit Against Google A Strong Probability, Says FTC

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The FTC is expected to sue Google imminently, according to Bloomberg. The report claims that a majority of commissioners believe that the firm broke anti-trust laws when it attempted to block the sale of rivals' devices, saying that Motorola Mobility held patents on technology used by Apple and Microsoft. Although...
Patent Lawsuit Against Google A Strong Probability, Says FTC

Senators urge FTC to step up Google probe following EU's antitrust offer

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Two senators have urged the FTC to set up its investigation into Google’s alleged antitrust behaviour following a settlement offer from the European Commission earlier this week....
Senators urge FTC to step up Google probe following EU's antitrust offer

'Pay For Delay' Drug Deals Under Scrutiny In US, EU And UK

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The last time Techdirt wrote about "pay for delay" deals, whereby a big pharma company essentially buys off manufacturers of generics so that the former can continue to enjoy monopoly pricing long after its patents have expired, things didn't look too good. Back in 2010, the Second Circuit had...
'Pay For Delay' Drug Deals Under Scrutiny In US, EU And UK

Google Maps for iOS Downloaded More than 10 Million Times

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According to a Google+ blog post from Jeff Huber, Google Maps for iOS turned out to be a success, with more than 10 million downloads just 48 hours after the app was released last Wednesday night. We're excited for the positive reception of Google Maps for iPhone around the world....
Google Maps for iOS Downloaded More than 10 Million Times

Privacy group wants FTC to examine Facebook-Datalogix partnership

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should analyze Facebook's relationship with a data marketer to ensure it doesn't violate the social networking site's recently approved settlement, the Electronic Privacy Information Center said Monday. Facebook is working with Datalogix, a company based in Colorado that specializes in collecting data from retailers...
Privacy group wants FTC to examine Facebook-Datalogix partnership

FTC probes mobile apps firms over child privacy concerns

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The Federal Trade Commission said Monday it has launched multiple investigations into mobile apps companies that have potentially violated child online privacy laws. The action comes after the agency completed a comprehensive survey of Apple's and Google's mobile apps stores, where the agency found the vast majority of developers of...
FTC probes mobile apps firms over child privacy concerns

Apple to appeal dismissal of federal FRAND suit against Motorola

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Coming on the heels of Google's agreement with the FTC, Apple on Friday filed a notice of appeal with a Wisconsin district court over its FRAND-related suit against Motorola, a case that was previously dismissed after the Cupertino company agreed to licensing terms laid out by the court....
Apple to appeal dismissal of federal FRAND suit against Motorola

Thou Shalt Not Lie: FTC set to hit Google for millions over Safari incident

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Another day, another privacy payout. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google will pay $22.5 million to settle claims that it hacked users’ iPhones in order to serve ads to them. The incident stems from a highly publicized incident in February in which a Stanford graduate student discovered that...
Thou Shalt Not Lie: FTC set to hit Google for millions over Safari incident

FTC returns $2.3M from online work-at-home scheme

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has begun mailing 93,086 refund checks totaling nearly $2.3 million to consumers who were allegedly charged hidden fees by a fake work-at-home service that used Google's name to advertise....
FTC returns $2.3M from online work-at-home scheme

FTC Still Seems More Interested In Making Headlines Than Really Protecting Privacy

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So, the FTC got some press today for announcing a high profile "settlement" with social networking startup Path. You might think that this is entirely about the news that came out a year ago, about Path uploading entire user address books to its server. If you don't recall, that story...
FTC Still Seems More Interested In Making Headlines Than Really Protecting Privacy

Marketing Biz: Metered Media, Multi-Screens & $19.3M Of LOL

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The last two weeks in marketing have been relatively quiet because of the holidays. But upon closer inspection there are some stirrings from the likes of Adobe, Nielsen and Foursquare who are all positioning themselves for 2013 and beyond. In addition, the FTC made a predictable ruling in regards... Please...
Marketing Biz: Metered Media, Multi-Screens & $19.3M Of LOL
FTC expands probe of data broker industry, ordering nine companies to open up about practices

Regulators shut down global PC 'tech support' scam

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The FTC announces a crackdown on a massive international computer tech support scam that allegedly swindled tens of thousands of consumers in six countries. [Read more]...
Regulators shut down global PC 'tech support' scam

Groups ask FTC to investigate McDonald's, General Mills over kids' privacy law

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Several privacy and children's advocacy groups have written to the Federal Trade Commission asking the agency to investigate large companies such as McDonald's and General Mills for using marketing techniques they say violate the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The letter also names Doctor's Associates, Inc. -- the owner...
Groups ask FTC to investigate McDonald's, General Mills over kids' privacy law

Reports: FTC investigates Google over Motorola patents

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating Google's Motorola Mobility unit to determine whether it is stifling innovation in the mobile market by refusing to license certain patents to its competitors, according to published reports....
Reports: FTC investigates Google over Motorola patents

Looks Like Google Might Not Be Getting That Sweetheart Deal From the FTC

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After continued leaks and reports that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission would go easy on Google with an antitrust settlement reached this week, the tides seem to be turning. The FTC will likely push its deliberation on Google’s competitive practices until next year so it can continue to deliberate on...
Looks Like Google Might Not Be Getting That Sweetheart Deal From the FTC

Google lobbying front grossly overstates economic weight behind brief in Oracle Android/Java case

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I've now located the fifth and last amicus curiae brief supporting Google against Oracle's Android/Java copyright appeal. The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has published its submission to the Federal Circuit on the organization's website.Last week I already said this about the CCIA's allegiance to Google:Google is a driving...
Google lobbying front grossly overstates economic weight behind brief in Oracle Android/Java case

FTC Google Settlement

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Google Inc. has agreed to pay a record $22.5 million civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misrepresented to users of Apple Inc.'s Safari Internet browser that it would not place tracking "cookies" or serve targeted ads to those users, violating an earlier privacy settlement between the...
FTC Google Settlement

The FTC's Guide To Peddling Bogus Diet Pills On Twitter

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The last time the Federal Trade Commission issued a primer on online ads it was 2000. Things were different back then. So, time for an update. Which is pretty straightforward. Just like it did in the dial-up era, the FTC would like you not to lie when you sell stuff. If...
The FTC's Guide To Peddling Bogus Diet Pills On Twitter
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