Nintendo Also Updates Warranty After FTC Warning

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 letters earlier this month to bring to their notice that their warranties might be in conflict with U.S. law. Sony has already updated its warranty policies following the warning […]


Sony Updates Warranty Policies Following FTC Warning

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 good news is that the company has been quick to comply with the warnings.


FTC Warns Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo Over Illegal Warranty Stickers

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 Warranty Act that the FTC is just reminding companies about.


Blu Settles With FTC On Misleading Privacy Claims

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 adequate steps to ensure user privacy but the Federal Trade Commission had complaint alleging that Blu had made misleading privacy claims. Blu has now settled the matter with […]


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Facebook Data Scandal Now Being Investigated By The FTC

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 in order to prevent something like this from happening again, the legal and regulatory problems are only just starting. Amid reports that the FTC might step in, it has now […]


FTC Thinks Antitrust Suit Against Qualcomm Should Not Be Dismissed

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 anticompetitive harm to the company’s rivals.


FTC Sends Advertising Warnings To Instagram ‘Influencers’

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 “influencers”, this is pretty common especially amongst celebrities and professional athletes.


FTC Warns Of Fake Nintendo Switch Emulators Ads

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 lets players play Game Boy games on their PCs.


Qualcomm Wants FTC Antitrust Lawsuit Against Them Dismissed

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 Korea, and as it stands Apple has a couple of lawsuits pending against them.


FTC Sues Qualcomm For Allegedly Forcing Apple To Use Its Chips

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. However the FTC has recently filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm (via Bloomberg) alleging monopolistic behavior.


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

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 you’re unfamiliar with to identify certain services.


FTC Expands Investigation Into Android

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 makes Android, the OS that powers majority of the smartphones being sold across the globe.


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

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 all of those in-app purchases that were unknowingly made by kids. This case against Amazon was brought by the Federal Trade Commission.


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

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 or for those suffering from Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately it seems that most of these claims are untrue, at least for one developer […]