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Snapchat settles with FTC over misleading users about privacy

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 17:49

The FTC's complaint also accuses Snapchat of duping its users over the amount of personal data the company collected.

US warns Facebook on privacy in WhatsApp mega deal

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 06:43

US regulators warned Facebook about making changes to the privacy policy of WhatsApp, the smartphone messaging service set to be acquired by the social network for a whopping USD 19 billion.

Jerk.com accused of misusing Facebook data

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 21:56

Social networking site Jerk.com has been charged by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of misusing Facebook users information to create profiles for millions of people, including children from 2009 to 2013.

Consumer Watchdog files Google+ complaint with FTC for privacy agreement violation

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 12:22

Google is violating a privacy agreement it made with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission by planning to link Gmail addresses to its Google+ social network.

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission fines Apple for price restrictions

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 09:41

Taiwan`s Fair Trade Commission (FTC) fined Apple Inc $666,700 for restricting the prices charged by local telecom carriers for their iPhone contracts, the first time Apple has been fined for such practices in the country.

FTC to scrutinize new Facebook facial recognition feature

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 09:20

US officials will examine changes to Facebook Inc's privacy policy to determine whether they violate a 2011 agreement with federal regulators, a Federal Trade Commission spokesman confirmed Wednesday after certain changes drew fire from privacy advocates.

Google antitrust probe ruling to get delayed till 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 13:21

The US authorities have planned to take some more time to study whether Internet search giant Google’s proposed remedies are in the interest of consumers.

FTC clears Facebook's proposed acquisition of Instagram

Last Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 14:55

The US Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation into Facebook's proposed USD 1 billion acquisition of popular smartphone photo sharing application 'Instagram', without taking any action.

Google may pay $22.5 mn for bypassing privacy settings: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 16:29

Google is closing on a deal to pay USD 22.5 million as settlement charges related to its bypassing of the privacy settings of millions of Apple users.

Google to pay $22.5 million to settle FTC privacy charges: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 11:09

Internet giant Google is closing on a deal to pay USD 22.5 million as settlement charges related to its bypassing of the privacy settings of millions of Apple users, a media report said.

Senator Schumer asks FTC to probe Apple, Android

Last Updated: Monday, March 05, 2012, 08:52

Schumer said phone makers have an obligation to protect the private content of their customers.

FTC warns app makers to protect kids` privacy

Last Updated: Friday, February 17, 2012, 09:48

Young mobile app users may unknowingly share their phone number, location and other private details with software developers and advertisers.