YouTube Kids—what parents need to know

In a two-minute video sent to the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday, consumer advocacy groups revealed flaws in a YouTube app designed to protect preschool children from inappropriate content.

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FTC sides with Apple, other parties concerned with privacy of RadioShack customer data

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has intervened in the bankruptcy court dispute over the sale of RadioShack customer data, spelling out conditions it feels are needed to protect personal privacy.



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AT&T scales back speed throttling on unlimited LTE data users

While AT&T battles with the Federal Trade Commission in court over the practice of data throttling subscribers that pay for unlimited data plans, the wireless provider has redefined when throttling will occur.

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Vendors at 2015 NAB Show brings debut Thunderbolt drives, camera remote accessories, more

With the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual trade show under way in Las Vegas, accessory makers have announced a number of new products designed to serve the needs of media professionals wielding Macs and iOS devices.



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FTC Upgrades IT to Protect Consumer Privacy, Data Security


The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which is at the forefront of regulating the impact of information technology on consumers, is bolstering its technical resource capabilities through a new Office of Technology Research and Investigation, or OTRI. The FTC is concerned about the failure of commercial entities to make adequate disclosures or to properly address data breaches and privacy issues affecting consumers. The agency’s leverage stems from its legal obligation to investigate business fraud and similar offenses.

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ITC to investigate Apple on allegations of Ericsson patent infringement

Following formal complaints by Ericsson, the U.S. International Trade Commission on Monday showed intent to launch an investigation into Apple’s potentially illegal use of patented LTE technology.



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FTC Blasts WSJ's 'Misleading Narrative' on Google


Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, along with Commissioners Julie Brill and Maureen Ohlausen, on Wednesday released a statement reaffirming the agency’s decision not to prosecute Google over its search practices, and insisting it was in line with the recommendations of the FTC’s staff. “Contrary to recent press reports, the Commission’s decision on the search allegations was in accord with the recommendations of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, Bureau of Economics, and Office of General Counsel,” the commissioners maintained.

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Google News buries news of Google's FTC investigation under Daniel Lyons fluff

After the embarrassing leak of a U.S. Federal Trade Commission investigation that described how Google shifted around its search results to harm competition, Google News has shifted its search results to harm journalism, promoting instead a fluff piece glorifying Google, written by Daniel Lyons.



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FTC Goes to Bat for Duped DirecTV Customers


The Federal Trade Commission last week charged DirecTV with deceptive advertising practices in a complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division. DirecTV, which has been in discussions over a potential merger with AT&T, currently has more than 20 million subscribers across the United States. It is the largest provider of multichannel video direct-to-home satellite television services.

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Apple removes Cuba from restricted country trade list following changes by US government

Apple has removed Cuba from its restricted country list for foreign trade, reflecting the fact that some of its hardware and software are now legally eligible to be exported to the Caribbean country.



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FTC Gives E-tailers Bad Shipping News


The Federal Trade Commission has updated a longstanding rule governing mail- and phone-based retailers to explicitly include e-commerce vendors as well, meaning that online retailers now must abide by a 30-day shipping requirement or refund customers’ payments if they can’t. Since 1975, buyers from mail- and phone-based sellers have been entitled to expect shipment of their orders within any advertised time frame, or 30 days if no specific promise is made, according to the FTC’s “Mail or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule” issued that year.

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Chinese government bans use of Apple products in deepening US conflict

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A recent ban on Apple products in government procurements is the latest Chinese trade decision designed to put pressure on both the US government and US companies.

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Internet Heavyweights Lock Arms to Block Fast Lane


A trade association including Amazon, Google and Netflix on Monday called on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to adopt rules banning deals by broadband providers for faster delivery of some Internet traffic. The Internet Association, in written testimony submitted to the FCC, called for simple “light touch” rules to ensure an open and neutral Internet. Charging for enhanced or prioritized access — essentially, charging to discriminate against or degrade competing content — undermines the Internet’s level playing field, it argued.

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Amazon, not Google, next to face FTC's wrath over in-app purchases by children

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday announced that it has filed suit against retail colossus Amazon, alleging that the company allowed children to rack up millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app purchases through the Amazon Appstore — charges similar to those brought against Apple last year.



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Apple nudged FTC to look into Google Play Store after in-app purchase settlement

Days after the company agreed to a $32.5 million settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over in-app purchase policies, Apple general counsel Bruce Sewell sent an email to commissioners directing their attention to an article saying the Google Play Store lets children spend their parents’ money “like a drunken sailor.”



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Rumor: Apple to boost 4.7" 'iPhone 6' battery by 15% over iPhone 5s

Apple may be planning to trade battery capacity for slimness in its next-generation handsets, according to a Monday report from the Far East, with the hotly-anticipated 4.7-inch “iPhone 6” said to pack an 1,800 mAh unit and its 5.5-inch sibling bringing a 2,500 mAh reserve.



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Rumor: Apple to boost 4.7" 'iPhone 6' battery by 15% over iPhone 5s

Apple may be planning to trade battery capacity for slimness in its next-generation handsets, according to a Monday report from the Far East, with the hotly-anticipated 4.7-inch “iPhone 6” said to pack an 1,800 mAh unit and its 5.5-inch sibling bringing a 2,500 mAh reserve.



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Apple ordered to revise App Store refund policy, may make changes global

South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission on Sunday ordered Apple and Google to make changes to their respective iOS and Android app stores policies in an effort to make post-purchase refunding more consumer-friendly.



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How to get money back from bogus T-Mobile charges

The Federal Trade Commission filed today against T-Mobile USA, charging that the carrier allowed customers to be billed for premium text-messaging services that were in many cases fraudulent or u…

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