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Google to pay $170-million fine for sharing YouTube kids data

Sep 04, 2019 - 9:25 PM

The settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New York state Attorney General is the largest amount in a case involving the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, a 1998 federal law

Google to pay out $150-200 million over YouTube privacy claims – reports

Aug 31, 2019 - 1:56 PM

The US Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce its decision on this settlement in September

NASA investigating 1st crime committed in space – report

Aug 25, 2019 - 10:47 AM

The estranged wife of astronaut Anne McClain accuses her of identity theft and improperly accessing her wife's private financial records

THE ACCUSED. Ground personnel carry NASA astronaut Anne McClain shortly after landing in a remote area outside the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on June 25, 2019. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/Pool/AFP

U.S. slaps $5 billion fine, curbs on Facebook in privacy probe

Jul 24, 2019 - 10:04 PM

The Federal Trade Commission says the penalty is the largest ever imposed on any company for violating consumers' privacy and one of the largest penalties ever assessed by the US government for any violation

Facebook 'not aware of any abuse' of data by phone makers

Jun 05, 2018 - 2:36 PM

Facebook does not deny the Times story but says it 'disagreed' with the issues raised

FACEBOOK. The logo of social networking website 'Facebook' is displayed on a computer screen in London, 12 December 2007. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

Lenovo to pay $3.5M in lawsuit involving 750,000 vulnerable laptops

Sep 06, 2017 - 1:45 PM

The laptops in question are from 2014 and 2015 and contain pre installed software that left users open to cyberattacks

Uber to pay $20-M to settle charge it misled drivers in US

Jan 20, 2017 - 12:39 PM

Uber exaggerates its income potential in certain cities according to the US Federal Trade Commission

STALLED. The ride-sharing company has been going through some bumps in the road lately. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

US court rules Amazon liable for kids' app charges

Apr 28, 2016 - 12:19 AM

The US Federal Trade Commission says the court backed its lawsuit which argues Amazon failed to get consent from parents whose children made in app purchases on the Kindle and Fire tablets sometimes racking up huge bills

AMAZON. A picture made available on 28 October 2014 shows the Amazon e-trader's new logistics center in Sady, near Poznan, west Poland, October 24, 2014. File Photo by Jakub Kaczmarczyk/EPA

US sues Volkswagen for deceptive 'clean diesel' campaign

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:18 AM

UPDATED Volkswagen Group of America says its priority is to find a solution to the diesel emissions matter and earn back the trust of our customers and dealers

VOLKSWAGEN SCANDAL. An employee looks through a pair of binoculars as he stands next to a corporate logo of Volkswagen (VW) on the rooftop of an office building of the German car manufacturer in Wolfsburg, Germany, September 25, 2015. Photo by Rainer Jensen/EPA

US regulators probe Google's Android – report

Sep 26, 2015 - 11:45 AM

A Bloomberg report says that rival technology companies allege Google gives priority to its own services on Android while restricting those of competitors

GOOGLE. The Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California, USA 11 January 2013. File Photo by John G. Mabanglo

Is YouTube Kids doing deceptive marketing?

Apr 07, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The complaint with the FTC accuses YouTube Kids of having commercial content and children s video programming mixed together using practices banned on broadcast and cable television

Facebook experiment 'messed with people's minds'

Jul 04, 2014 - 1:40 PM

In its complaint to the US Federal Trade Commission the Electronic Privacy Information Center said the study deceived consumers and violated an agreement on privacy settings

Victory for Google as US ends probe

Jan 04, 2013 - 6:45 AM

Regulators end an antitrust probe on Google saying they lacked a legal basis to bring a case against the Internet giant