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FTC starts turning the screw on Big Tech

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued Special Orders to five of the technology industry’s biggest hitters as it takes a more forensic look at acquisition regulation.

FTC warns of break-up of big tech

The technology industry has often been a political punching bag over the last 18-24 months, and now the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is adding to the misery.

Samsung and Intel pounce on battle weary Qualcomm

Intel and Samsung have decided to pile the pressure onto rival Qualcomm with both parties filing amicus briefs backing the Federal Trade Commission’s complaints against the chip giant.

FCC dishes out some humble Pai

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Acting FTC Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen have penned an article for The Washington Post, defending the decision to reverse ISP privacy rules.

FTC TracFone settlement sets data throttling precedent

Prepaid mobile provider TracFone has agreed to settle a charge of deceiving millions of customers by paying the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) $40 million, which will go to refunds to its throttled customers. The settlement likely sets a precedent on data service throttling.

Google to pay $19m for bogus kids app purchases

Google on Thursday agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint over the unfair billing of millions of dollars worth of in-app purchases, to the tune of at least $19m. The case also forced a change in Google’s billing practices as children were the users of the applications which allowed in-app purchases without authorisation.

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