Google Ordered to Pay $19 Million to Consumers
Google has been ordered to pay $19 Million to consumers by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This is because of unsupervised children making in-app-purchases through Google’s Play Store without their parent’s knowledge and therefore not being granted bill payers permission. It was assumed by the FTC that Google billed these unaware parents unfairly due to […]
Facebook under scrutiny by FTC over user tracking allegations
Online human catalogue Facebook has found itself once again under scrutiny over user privacy concerns. The Electronic Privacy Information Center (abrev. EPIC) and a number of United States privacy groups have filed a complaint requesting that the popular Facebook site be probed by the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that the social network ‘tracks’ it’s users […]
FTC approve Microsoft purchase of Skype – It’s officially official!
Microsoft’s purchase of Skype is now officially official – after receiving the proper nod of approval from the US Federal Trade Commission. The House of M agreed back in May that it would snap up the video and chat communications service in a massive $8.5-billion deal. We can now expect Skype to invade Kinect and […]