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Topic: FTC

TracFone will pay $40 million to settle unlimited data beef with the FTC

01/28/2015, 10:01 pm

Consumers who have previously signed up for pre-paid wireless plans advertised with unlimited data from TracFone now have the right to claim a refund, as the company has agreed to a $40 million settlement over charges that it throttled or disconnected customers who used too much data.

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FTC files suit against AT&T for 'deceptive & unfair data throttling'

10/28/2014, 02:10 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday announced that it has filed suit against AT&T, alleging that the wireless carrier's practice of promising unlimited mobile data and then throttling download speeds amounted to unfair and deceptive practices.

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Amazon, not Google, next to face FTC's wrath over in-app purchases by children

07/10/2014, 01:07 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday announced that it has filed suit against retail colossus Amazon, alleging that the company allowed children to rack up millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app purchases through the Amazon Appstore -- charges similar to those brought against Apple last year.

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FTC reportedly set to fine Google "tens of millions" for bypassing Safari privacy settings

05/04/2012, 02:05 pm

The US Federal Trade Commission is reportedly negotiating with Google over the size of a fine that will be imposed for the search giant's efforts to bypass the privacy settings of Apple's desktop and mobile Safari web browser.

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