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Europe scolds Apple over in-app purchase protections Technology reporter, BBC News Some parents have been shocked by charges for additional features in free-to-download games Apple has been criticised by the European Commission for not offering any "
AP Privacy groups have approached the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to put on hold Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp and investigate how the social media giant plans to use subscriber data. File Photo: AP US Federal Trade Commission (
The search giant has won a contest run by the US Federal Trade Commission to stop the calls, which are becoming an increasing annoyance. Google's system is similar to the one its Gmail service uses to filter out spam. Scroll down for video The Google
The report makes recommendations for critical players in the mobile marketplace: mobile platforms (operating system providers, such as Amazon, Apple, BlackBerry, Google, and Microsoft), application (app) developers, advertising networks and analytics
Share This Story Related Articles The penalty is the largest ever paid to the FTC. Google, of Mountain View, Calif., reported second-quarter cash and investments exceeding $43.1 billion. The FTC alleged Google has illegally inserted software "cookies"
Google may be entering a make-or-break phase in its colorful history now that U.S. regulators have opened an investigation into whether the company has been abusing its dominance of Internet search and advertising to stifle competition.
Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle Attorney Gary Reback talks about the antitrust issues surrounding Google in Menlo Park, Calif., on Friday, January 21, 2011. More Technology The Federal Trade Commission may be about to issue subpoenas to Google, according
Do Not Track Me" legislation introduced in Congress today by Rep. Jackie Speier , D-CA, will let consumers block unwanted tracking of their information online, said the nonprofit Consumer Watchdog at a press conference today with the bill author and
The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday popular social networking service Twitter agreed to settle charges that it deceived consumers and put their privacy at risk by failing to safeguard their personal information. In its complaint, the FTC
In a reversal of regulatory fortune, Google has won approval from the Federal Trade Commission for its $750 million acquisition of the mobile advertising company AdMob. As recently as last month, F.T.C. staff appeared ready to urge the agency's five