192690 Results for

the ftc's bureau of consumer protection

Trade Show

CES 2012

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

Article

Misfire! Apple yanks botched iOS 8.0.1 update

UPDATED: Apple has issued a "workaround" for its most recent update to iOS 8 which aimed to fix issues like "unexpected cellular data usage" when receiving text messages.

By September 24, 2014

Article

Bitcoin-mining company Butterfly Labs shut down by FTC

Company marketed specialized computers designed to produce the cryptocurrency but delivered useless machines, according to an FTC complaint.

By September 23, 2014

Article

​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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

How to improve your MacBook

MacBooks are great, but not perfect. However that doesn't mean you can't improve yours in significant ways.

By September 22, 2014

Article

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

Article

Europe to Google: Here's how we want you to protect user privacy

Google receives guidelines from European regulators explaining how it can avoid running afoul of privacy laws, reports Reuters.

By September 26, 2014

Article

How ZTE plans to woo US consumers: Go big, go cheap

With supersized smartphones all the rage -- thanks to Samsung's Galaxy Note line and the newly unveiled iPhone 6 Plus -- ZTE offers its 5.7-inch ZMax.

By September 16, 2014

Article

Nest Protect smoke detector gets an upgrade, still no gesture control

The Wave gesture-recognition feature remains disabled, but the Nest Protect 2.0 software will help mitigate certain false alarms, and introduces some useful new features in the app.

By September 4, 2014