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JVC Everio GZ-R10

JVC's move to offer consumers a durable family camcorder is solid, but the quadproof Everio GZ-R10 on the whole comes up short.

August 5, 2014

3 stars Editors' rating August 5, 2014
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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 April 10, 2014

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Who’s a jerk? The site that tagged millions of Facebook users ‘jerk’

Napster co-founder John Fanning found a new calling with Jerk.com, but the FTC alleges the site dishonestly harvested photos and names from more than 73 million people.

By April 7, 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 October 22, 2013

Review

McAfee Total Protection 2010 (1 User)

McAfee Total Protection 2010 hits many of the right notes. It's easy to use and it's effective, but years of below-average releases will likely leave many users unwilling to give it a try.

February 26, 2010

3.5 stars Editors' rating February 26, 2010
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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 April 2, 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 July 9, 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 July 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 July 1, 2014

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ACLU to FTC: Mobile carriers fail to provide good Android security

The civil liberties group claims AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint aren't doing enough to protect users' private data because they're not sending out timely Android security updates.

By April 16, 2013