Tag: FTC

E-payment & Security, Technology

FTC delves into scam payments

June 4, 2024

Via: Payments Dive

Payment apps or services led other methods, including credit and debit cards, in terms of losses cited in the consumer fraud reports last year. Median individual losses for that category were $380, ahead of credit cards at $136 and debit […]

Technology, Website design and optimization

Meta Faces New Challenges in Developing the Metaverse, With the FTC Blocking Its Acquisition of Within

July 27, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

Meta could be facing its first real roadblocks in building towards its metaverse vision, with the FTC moving to block its acquisition of VR fitness company Within, and slowing ad revenue forcing it to increase the price of its flagship […]


AT&T to pay $60M in settlement of FTC data throttling case

November 5, 2019

Via: Apple Insider

The settlement will be placed in holdings to partial refunds for current and past customers who saw data speeds throttled after hitting an unadvertised data cap, reports Reuters. Specifically, the settlement applies to subscribers who committed to unlimited plans prior […]


Qualcomm’s licensing terms are anti-competitive, US Judge rules

May 22, 2019

Via: The Verge

A US judge has ruled in favor of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in its dispute with Qualcomm. As a result of the ruling, Qualcomm must stop bundling patent licensing deals with its hardware (often referred to as its “no […]


Qualcomm versus US FTC ‘no license, no chips’ antitrust trial wraps up

January 30, 2019

Via: Apple Insider

The trial arguments that have taken the better part of January concluded on Tuesday, ahead of schedule. Closing arguments from both the Federal Trade Commission’s battery of attorneys, versus Qualcomm’s array were heard. “The evidence is overwhelming that Qualcomm engaged […]

News, Platforms

Here’s Why Uber Agreed to Pay $20 Million on the Same Day It Was Sued by the FTC

January 20, 2017


In a win for greater transparency and accountability in the gig economy, the Federal Trade Commission announced today that Uber has agreed to pay $20 million to settle the agency’s lawsuit alleging that the company misled its drivers. The company’s […]

Apps & Sites

A Healthy New Tool for Mobile App Developers Launched by the FTC

April 12, 2016

Via: itCurated

Ahead of the weekend, MAW reported that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is launching a new web-based tool for mHealth app developers to assist in their important work and offer guidance in the process. “It’s specifically designed to help developers […]


New FTC Rules: How Are Telemarketers Affected?

March 24, 2016

Via: itCurated

Recently, the telemarketing industry has been falling under tighter regulations. Just last year the FCC gave robocall-blocking technology the green light in an effort to protect consumers from unwanted phone calls. This year, it’s the FTC that has proposed new […]