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Apple Files $1B Lawsuit Against iPhone Partner Qualcomm

Apple has filed a $1 Billion lawsuit against Qualcomm, the company who makes iPhone’s baseband processor, claiming that they were pressured to exclusively use ...

January 21, 2017 at 11:00 pm by

US FTC Sues Qualcomm Over Anti-Competitive Practices

After being hit hard by both Chinese and South Korean regulators over the past months, American firm Qualcomm is going under the regulatory spotlight once again. This time ...

January 18, 2017 at 10:00 am by

FTC Sues D-Link over Poor Hardware Security

The internet of things (IoT) is a security nightmare – just look at the recent DDoS attacks triggered by millions of IoT devices infected by the Mirai botnet – and D-Link ...

January 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm by
Uber Location Settings

Uber Now Tracks Users Up to 5 Minutes After Ride Ends

Privacy advocates such as the Electronic Privacy Information Center have raised concern regarding the latest update for the Uber ride sharing app which tracks user location ...

December 8, 2016 at 4:20 pm by

FTC Technologist Recommends Against Frequent Password Changes

When it comes to passwords, we are told many things. We are told to use at least a capital letter, lower case letters, a symbol, some numbers and while we are told all kinds ...

August 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm by

CS:GO Skin Gambling Outs Streamers For Illegal Behavior

When it comes to online gaming there are several areas that prove to be almost dangerous to those involved. Firstly you have actual online gaming, with people often resorting ...

July 5, 2016 at 12:40 pm by

Even the FTC’s Chief Technologist Mobile Number Can be Hijacked

When it comes to identity theft, people can do all kinds of things. From having your card picked up on the site of the road after it drops from your pocket, buying games and ...

June 8, 2016 at 9:40 am by

Amazon Could Be Billed For Childrens Unauthorized In-App Purchases

When it comes to “free” apps we’ve all had that experience where you get into a game or just a general everyday app only to find features or fun locked ...

April 28, 2016 at 2:20 pm by

SilverPush is Actually Legal?!

Earlier this week we reported that the FTC was warning people about apps that used the SilverPush framework. The reason was that the FTC believed users should be aware that ...

March 27, 2016 at 5:30 am by

ASUS Agrees to Regular Security Audits

ASUS are a well-known brand for technology, creating everything from laptops to gaming mice. One thing people may not realise is that ASUS are also a maker of wireless ...

February 24, 2016 at 9:40 am by

Advertisers Tracking TV, PC & Mobile Use Through Inaudible Sounds

Free internet advocates the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) have raised concerns with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that online behaviour is being tracked ...

November 14, 2015 at 3:29 pm by

YouTuber Pockets £20,000 for Promoting Xbox One

A Federal Trade Commission investigation into publicity-for-pay allegations has revealed that one YouTube channel pocket nearly £20,000 for promoting the Xbox One console. ...

September 4, 2015 at 4:18 pm by

FTC About to Mail out 55 Thousand Checks Worth $1.9 Million

Multi-level marketing, or MLM for short, is an old scheme rarely used anymore because people aren’t stupid enough to fall for it now. It isn’t that long ago that ...

June 17, 2015 at 9:58 pm by

YouTube’s Toddler App Full of Disturbing Videos

Looking for videos on how to juggle chainsaws? Drink battery acid? How about My little Pony peadophilia jokes, or Bert and Ernie overdubbed with  foul language? You can see ...

May 21, 2015 at 5:58 am by

Comcast Attempt to Consume Time Warner Cable Fails

Comcast has at last given up on their attempt to merge with rival Time Warner Cable. Since the announcement of the merger early last year, the two largest cable providers in ...

April 25, 2015 at 11:58 pm by

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