FTC Rules Amazon Is Liable For In-App ChargesA federal judge on Wednesday ruled that Amazon is liable for in-app purchases made by children, the latest development in a suit filed by the Federal Trade Commission in 2014.
Annoying Advertisements? Fight Back!Have an inbox or cell phone full of annoying advertisements? Some customers are fed up and fighting back by filing lawsuits.
Watch Out For Storm-Chasing Con ArtistsVictims of natural disaster often times are hit twice. Once by mother nature and again by scam artists taking advantage of their situation.
FTC Sues DIRECTV Over Alleged Hidden FeesThe government is taking the nation's biggest satellite TV provider to court, accusing DIRECTV of misleading millions of consumers about the cost of its programming.
Google Settles With FTC Over In-App ChargesGoogle 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 To Fight FTC On Kids In-App PurchasesAmazon 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.
FTC Says ADT Settles Deceptive Reviews ChargesU.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.
Apple To Refund $32.5 Million In App CaseKids 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.
Social Media Click Farms Become Big BusinessCelebrities, 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 Government Shutdown's Impact On DFWThe partial government shutdown affects a number of agencies and services here in DFW.
Group Says Apps Don't Make Smarter BabiesSmartphones 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.
Government Investigating Makers Of Kids AppsThe government is investigating whether companies that make apps have violated the privacy rights of children by quietly collecting personal information and sharing it.