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The Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California. (credit: KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Settles With FTC Over In-App Charges

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.

09/05/2014

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Amazon To Fight FTC On Kids In-App Purchases

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.

07/03/2014

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FTC Says ADT Settles Deceptive Reviews Charges

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.

03/11/2014

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Apple To Refund $32.5 Million In App Case

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.

01/16/2014

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Social Media Click Farms Become Big Business

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.

01/06/2014

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The Government Shutdown’s Impact On DFW

The partial government shutdown affects a number of agencies and services here in DFW.

10/01/2013

The Laugh & Learn Baby iCan Play Case by Fisher-Price, which protects an iPhone while a baby can play with apps stored on the device, is on display at the Toy Fair 2011 on February 15, 2011 at the Javits Center in New York. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Group Says Apps Don’t Make Smarter Babies

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.

08/08/2013

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Government Investigating Makers Of Kids Apps

The government is investigating whether companies that make apps have violated the privacy rights of children by quietly collecting personal information and sharing it.

12/10/2012

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Google Fined $22.5 Million For Safari Tracking

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.

11/19/2012

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FTC Warns About Phone Scam

The Federal Trade Commission is warning North Texans about mysterious, and sometimes scary, phone calls.

CBS 11–09/12/2012

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Government Reviewing Four Loko Malt Liquor Complaints

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.”

03/01/2012

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Reebok To Pay $25M Over Toning Shoe Claims

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.

09/29/2011

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