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Apple supplier under scrutiny following worker deaths

Are factory conditions at Pegatron responsible for five worker deaths? The company says no, but watchdog group China Labor Watch is concerned.

By Dec. 11, 2013


Google barge on 'hiatus' amid scrutiny from two agencies

No VIPs will be checking out Google Glass onboard the floating structure until at least late spring after the Coast Guard and another public agency raised concerns about Google's plans.

By Dec. 9, 2013


WhatsApp privacy practices under scrutiny

The popular cross-platform mobile instant messenger contravened Canadian and Dutch data and privacy laws over the requirement to upload users' phone numbers.

By Jan. 28, 2013


Verizon's new phone upgrade policy draws scrutiny

Verizon Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo says he doesn't believe the company will face a backlash from extending the upgrade period to 24 months.

By Apr. 18, 2013


Bitcoin comes under scrutiny from New York regulators

The state's Department of Financial Services issues several subpoenas to companies and people associated with virtual currencies, including Marc Andreessen and the Winklevoss twins.

By Aug. 12, 2013


iPhone pricing said to draw scrutiny in Taiwan

The country's Fair Trade Commission says it will investigate charges that Apple has been interfering in how Taiwan's telecom operators are setting iPhone prices

By Apr. 3, 2013


Google, Amazon, Starbucks face tax scrutiny in U.K.

A government committee will query executives from the three companies today regarding financial practices. This comes amid a European push that companies start to pay their "fair share."

By Nov. 12, 2012


Google now facing antitrust scrutiny in Europe over Android

EU has been examining whether the Web giant has engaged in anticompetitive behavior through the dominance of its mobile operating system, The New York Times reports.

By Apr. 8, 2013


Carriers, Apple face Samsung scrutiny

Samsung is seeking to obtain the agreements between Apple and Australia's three major mobile telecoms as it seeks to block the sale of Apple's newest smartphone.

By Nov. 1, 2011


Google Street View may face further scrutiny

Congressman and Internet privacy group call for probe of street mapping service, which inadvertently collected and stored data from unencrypted wireless networks.

By Apr. 17, 2012