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Facebook to Pay $5B + $100M for Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Facebook is now facing a $5 billion fine from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in relation to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. This fine is in violation of a 2012 FTC ...

July 24, 2019 at 4:07 pm by

Facebook Reportedly Agrees $5bn FTC Privacy Settlement

It’s hardly been a secret that the Facebook social media platform has had more than a few problems in the last few years. Culminating most significantly with the ...

July 13, 2019 at 9:15 am by

Facebook To Face Potentially Record Setting Fine

Facebook Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal last year, it was revealed that Facebook had been involved in over 87 million users worth of data being shared (without ...

January 19, 2019 at 8:45 am by

Federal Trade Commission To Investigate Loot Boxes

Federal Trade Commission To Investigate Loot Boxes Loot boxes (or crates if you prefer) are perhaps one of the most controversial parts of modern gaming. The boxes, which are ...

November 29, 2018 at 3:44 pm by

The US Federal Trade Commission is Investigating Loot Boxes

Loot Boxes Under Investigation Again The US is finally getting around to looking into loot boxes before the end of the year. The news comes directly from the Federal Trade ...

November 28, 2018 at 5:01 pm by

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 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

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