Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consent from the Google Play app store.
Amazon said Wednesday that it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases.
U.S. regulators said Thursday that ADT Corp. paid experts to recommend its home security products on media outlets without disclosing their connection to the company.
Kids snapped up virtual pet food, gems or other items while playing games on their mobile devices, all while bills mounted. Now, Apple has agreed to refund the money.
Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore “click farms,” where workers tap, tap, tap the thumbs up button, view videos or retweet comments to inflate social media numbers.
The partial government shutdown affects a number of agencies and services here in DFW.
Smartphones don’t make smart babies, an advocacy group declared Wednesday in a complaint to the government about mobile apps that claim to help babies learn.
The government is investigating whether companies that make apps have violated the privacy rights of children by quietly collecting personal information and sharing it.
Google may have to cough up the $22.5 million fine it agreed to pay in order to settle FTC claims that it illegally bypassed user privacy settings in Apple’s Safari web browser.
The Federal Trade Commission is warning North Texans about mysterious, and sometimes scary, phone calls.
A carbonated brew guzzled on college campuses is the focus of an intense write-in campaign urging federal regulators to take some buzz out of a sweet alcoholic drink sometimes referred to as “blackout in a can.”
Reebok will need to tone down advertising for its shoes that claim to reshape your backside. The athletic shoe and clothing company will pay $25 million in customer refunds to settle charges by the FTC.