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All the news from the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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FTC OKs Facebook+WhatsApp, warns against privacy violations

Facebook may have cleared a hurdle in its purchase of WhatsApp, but the FTC will be watching closely to keep the social networks honest.

By Apr. 10, 2014

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​FTC: Amazon cost parents millions in unauthorized app buys

The agency is asking the court to force Amazon to refund parents for virtual goods their kids bought before passwords were required.

By Jul. 10, 2014

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T-Mobile profited from bogus fees for premium messages, FTC says

The charges come a month after T-Mobile unveiled a program to offer refunds to customers hit by premium text messages. T-Mobile calls the charges "unfounded."

By Jul. 1, 2014

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Still running Windows XP? Antivirus products put to the test

Microsoft no longer supports XP users, but a host of antivirus products tested by AV-Test can still defend you from viruses.

By Jul. 21, 2014

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Aaron's computer rental chain settles FTC spying charges

The rent-to-own computer company settles a complaint that accused it of secretly taking Webcam photos of users in their homes and recording keystrokes of Web site login credentials.

By Oct. 22, 2013

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Apple tips off FTC over Google in-app purchases, report says

After Apple pays $32.5 million to customers over purchases made by kids using parents' passwords, Google may be next to face the FTC's scrutiny.

By Jul. 9, 2014

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Hate robocalls? FTC hopes these guys have an answer

Agency awards $50,000 in cash prizes as it turns to the private sector for help eradicating long-running annoyance of the technology era.

By Apr. 2, 2013

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FTC charges 29 in crackdown on spam text message scams

The trade agency says the accused sent more than 180 million spam text messages falsely promising free gift cards.

By Mar. 7, 2013

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Amid bans, Tesla’s direct sales are embraced by FTC officials

As several states side with auto dealerships and ban direct-to-consumer car sales, three top FTC officials call the laws “protectionist” and “bad policy.”

By Apr. 24, 2014

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The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (Xbox 360)

The XCOM franchise marches on with a third-person squad-based tactical shooter. Here's a preview of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.

May. 14, 2013