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Android flashlight app `deceives` millions of users

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 12:39

Millions of Android users have been "deceived" by a developer, who gathered their personal data through free flashlight app, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said.

US approves Mylan's purchase of Bangalore-based Agila, with conditions

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 10:31

Generic drugmaker Mylan Inc has won US antitrust approval to buy Agila, a unit of India's Strides Arcolab Ltd, subject to divesting some products, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.

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 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.

Facebook settles privacy case with FTC

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 09:18

Facebook will be required to get user consent for certain changes to privacy settings as part of a settlement of federal charges that it deceived consumers and forced them to share more personal information than they intended.

Reebok to pay $25 mn for toning shoe claims

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 22:36

Reebok International Ltd has agreed to pay USD 25 million to settle charges that it made unsupported claims that its "toning shoes" provide extra muscle strength, the US Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.