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Nintendo Also Updates Warranty After FTC Warning

05/13/2018, The Federal Trade Commission recently issued warnings to multiple companies including Sony and Nintendo reminding them that stickers on their products that claim that the warranty will be void if they are removed are illegal. The FTC had sent them warning...

Sony Updates Warranty Policies Following FTC Warning

05/10/2018, Recently you might have heard that the FTC has actually issued a warning to several companies, reminding them that stickers that claim that warranty is void if they are removed is illegal. One of those companies that was warned by the FTC is Sony and the...

FTC Warns Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo Over Illegal Warranty Stickers

05/01/2018, Last month we reported that the FTC had announced that those “warranty if removed” stickers you sometimes find on gadgets are actually illegal. This isn’t based on a new ruling or recently passed law, but rather it is based on the 1975 Magnuson-Moss...


Blu Settles With FTC On Misleading Privacy Claims

05/01/2018, Some of you might remember that Blu, a company known for its mid-range smartphones, was accused of providing a Chinese device management firm by the name of Adups unfettered access to personally identifiable user data. Blu then said that it had taken...

Facebook Data Scandal Now Being Investigated By The FTC

03/26/2018, Facebook has been ensnared in a data privacy scandal after it was revealed that Cambridge Analytica had improperly harvested data on the social network’s users. While Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg have since apologized and promised to do more...

FTC Thinks Antitrust Suit Against Qualcomm Should Not Be Dismissed

05/12/2017, As you might have heard, Qualcomm is facing an antitrust lawsuit in the US that was brought about by the FTC. However shortly after the suit was filed, Qualcomm requested that the court dismiss it, claiming that the lawsuit had no factual allegations of...

FTC Sends Advertising Warnings To Instagram ‘Influencers’

04/23/2017, Given how much time we spend on social media platforms like Instagram and considering how visual it is, it is not surprising that brands and companies are flocking to the platform and paying Instagrammers money to advertise their products. Dubbed...

FTC Warns Of Fake Nintendo Switch Emulators Ads

04/20/2017, Gaming emulators are kind of a grey area because it allows gamers to play games that might not have been designed for a particular device, which in turn is kind of like piracy since you didn’t pay for it. For example there are Game Boy emulators that...

Qualcomm Wants FTC Antitrust Lawsuit Against Them Dismissed

04/04/2017, Earlier this year it was revealed that over in the US, Qualcomm had been hit with a lawsuit by the FTC over alleged antitrust violations. The FTC’s lawsuit isn’t the first that the company has been hit with as previously they were also fined in South...

FTC Sues Qualcomm For Allegedly Forcing Apple To Use Its Chips

01/17/2017, For the longest time ever, Apple has typically relied on Qualcomm’s chips for its iPhones. While Apple does have multiple suppliers for some components, there are some that they do work with exclusively, so this did not really come as a surprise....

AT&T To Refund $88 Million To 2.7 Million Customers

12/09/2016, Sometimes when you check your bills, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all the charges, some of which are charged to companies you’ve never heard of (usually the parent/holding company of a shop), or sometimes banks or carriers use certain codes that...

FTC Expands Investigation Into Android

04/27/2016, According to a new report, the Federal Trade Commission has expanded its investigation into Android over concerns that Google is exploiting its dominant position in the smartphone market. Google may not be making phones that everybody is buying but it...

Amazon May Be Forced To Issue Refunds for In-App Purchases

04/27/2016, A federal judge laid the blame squarely on Amazon today in a ruling, blaming it for the in-app purchases mistakenly made by kids. Today’s ruling merely blames Amazon for all of this but a subsequent order could force the company to issue refunds for...

App Developer Lumosity Hit With $2M Fine By The FTC

01/05/2016, There is a good chance that you may have heard of or come across an app or two that claims if you play their game, you will improve your brain’s performance, or at least help keep you sharp and alert which might be an appealing prospect for the elderly...