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.
Google Fined $22.5 Million For Safari TrackingGoogle 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.
FTC Warns About Phone ScamThe Federal Trade Commission is warning North Texans about mysterious, and sometimes scary, phone calls.
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