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FTC Files Lawsuit Over ATTs Throttling Of Unlimited Data

FTC Files Lawsuit Over AT&T's Throttling Of Unlimited Data Customers

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on Tuesday that it was filing a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility accusing the company of throttling unlimited data plan...

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2014-10-30 12:30:20

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced it would file a complaint against Gerber Products Company as a result of a recent inquiry into certain allergy and atopic dermatitis claims that Gerber makes for Gerber Good Start Gentle Infant Formula. Gerber is disappointed with the FTC's conclusions and will defend its position relying on an overwhelming body of independent scientific evidence that substantiates the benefits...

2014-10-28 12:38:21

Company "Throttles" Many Consumers Who Had Signed Up for Unlimited Data WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility, LLC, charging that the company has misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for "unlimited" data plans while reducing their data speeds, in some cases by nearly 90 percent. The FTC's complaint alleges that the company failed to adequately disclose to its...

2014-10-23 08:41:49

CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- John McAfee and Future Tense Secure Systems (FTC) today announced the release of D-Vasive & D-Vasive Pro Anti Spy and Privacy app at Chicago's CIO Synergy symposium. D-VASIVE is the first Anti Spy app that will help users protect their privacy from invasive apps by alerting them if an application is trying to spy on their mobile device by using the phone's Camera, Microphone, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connections and offering the ability to...

2014-10-20 08:40:59

- Former FTC Attorney Margaret Lassack Named Of Counsel at the Firm - PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide, is pleased to announce that Margaret L. Lassack has become Of Counsel at the firm. Formerly an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the Bureau of Consumer Protection's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection,...

at&t cramming refunds
2014-10-09 04:56:05

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online AT&T’s wireless business will pay $105 million in penalties and refunds as part of a settlement over charges the telecom company was unlawfully billing wireless customers with millions of dollars in bogus charges. The settlement, announced by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday, will require AT&T Mobility LLC to pay $80 million to state and federal regulators so they can provide refunds to consumers who were...

2014-10-08 12:33:17

Refunds Part of Combined $105 Million Settlement with FTC, FCC, and States WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a $105 million settlement with federal and state law enforcement officials, AT&T Mobility LLC will pay $80 million to the Federal Trade Commission to provide refunds to consumers the company unlawfully billed for unauthorized third-party charges, a practice known as mobile cramming. The refunds are part of a multi-agency settlement that also...

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2014-10-04 06:49:23

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Commission, acting under the EU Merger Regulations as the central European anti-trust body, has authorized the proposed acquisition of WhatsApp Inc. by Facebook, both US- based operations. As a result of the ruling, Facebook, already the largest and most popular social media site in the world, looks set to cement its leading position and to compete more strongly in the mobile messaging market. The deal was given the green...

2014-09-30 08:43:34

Chargebacks911 executives maintain that Google's recent plight with friendly fraud brings to light the historic imbalance in the chargeback process--consumers are favored while merchants bear the financial brunt. TAMPA BAY, Fla., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- While eCommerce is quickly becoming one of the country's fastest-growing segments--Forrester Research valued the market at $263 billion in 2013 (1)--the industry has yet to effectively combat one of its largest threats:...

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2014-09-17 05:39:38

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online San Francisco-based online customer rating and review website Yelp has agreed to pay the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the sum of $450,000 for illegally collecting the personal information of youngsters under the age of 13 without proper consent. According to VentureBeat’s Richard Byrne Reilly, Yelp violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by collecting the names, email addresses and other identifying...

2014-09-11 08:20:50

The expert panel will lead a class at the 7th annual Innovate conference, hosted by AutoStar Solutions, where auto dealers will learn how to prepare for investigations from the CFPB, FTC and state regulators. FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A panel of auto dealer attorneys and former government regulators today advised car dealers of 10 separate strategies they must implement to avoid regulatory actions. The panel includes: -- Terrence O'Loughlin, Director of...


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