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Flashlight App Developer Settles Dispute Over User Data Collection
2013-12-06 14:16:43

The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with app developer Goldenshores Technologies, LLC on charges that its Brightest Flashlight Free app improperly collects and shares device and location data with third parties such as ad networks.

FTC Signs Off On Nokia-Microsoft Deal Following DOJ Approval
2013-12-03 11:13:13

On Monday the Federal Trade Commission signed off on Microsoft Corp.’s proposed acquisition of Nokia’s mobile devices and services business. This transition was given the nod following approval by the United States Department of Justice.

2013-11-01 23:00:42

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit in Arizona federal court against the marketer of HCG Platinum weight-loss products, alleging that the company makes false claims in its advertising,

FTC Rules Against Aaron's Franchise In Webcam Spying Case
2013-10-25 15:07:22

Rent-to-own franchise Aaron's Inc agreed to a settlement with the FTC following a scandal where it spied on customers with webcams.

2013-10-02 23:27:52

For the first time in seventeen years, the Federal government has shut down, subsequently ending all access to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) main site and the Do Not Call List.

2013-10-02 23:04:43

On June 17, the Supreme Court ruled that pay-to-delay settlements in Hatch-Waxman cases (FTC v. Actavis, 570 U.S. 756) are subject to antitrust scrutiny.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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