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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...

FTC Orders Sprint To Pay $2.95m Over Failed Customer Notifications

10/21/2015, Uh-oh, it looks like Sprint is in a spot of trouble. According to the FTC, it seems that the carrier has been hit with a fine of $2.95 million in civil penalties to settle charges levied against them. Basically what the FTC thinks that the carrier did...

FTC Reportedly Looking Into Google Over Android

09/25/2015, Android is probably one of the largest mobile operating systems right now, if not the largest. However its rise to the top also means that there are a lot of things about it that could potentially be investigated. For example right now according to a...

FTC Looking Into Apple For Possible Music Antitrust Violations

07/13/2015, Last week Spotify started to send out emails to its users, informing them that they should subscribe to Spotify’s service via their website directly, as opposed to subscribing to it via the iTunes App Store. This is because the iTunes App Store charges...

FTC Successfully Goes After Fraudulent Kickstarter Campaign

06/11/2015, Kickstarter is an amazing platform that allows inventors and innovators to sell their ideas to the public that might otherwise have been passed on by bigger companies. Sometimes these campaigns involve all sorts of amazing technology, which in some cases...

FTC Fining Apps That Claim To Be Able To Detect Melanoma

02/25/2015, Apps are handy and thanks to the increasing amount of sensors embedded in our phones, our apps are becoming a lot more useful at detecting and measuring all kinds of things, but to be able to detect cancer via an app? Is that even possible? As it turns...

Senator Pushing FTC To Investigate Facebook’s News Feed Experiment

07/10/2014, You might have heard about an experiment that Facebook conducted a while ago that attempted to manipulate the feelings of its users. There has been a lot of controversy regarding it with Facebook’s very own COO, Sheryl Sandberg stepping forward to offer...

FTC Receives Complaint Over Facebook’s Emotion Manipulation Study

07/06/2014, Facebook has been the subject of much criticism recently after it became known that back in 2012 the social network subjected some 700,000 users to an emotion manipulation study. Some users were only shown negative stories and some only positive to find...