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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.

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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.

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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.

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Privacy groups ask FTC to block Facebook-WhatsApp deal

Not so fast, Facebook. Citing privacy concerns, two US-based watchdog groups file an FTC complaint hoping to block its planned $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp.

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Nest's second-generation smart thermostat learns users' heating and cooling preferences over time.

FTC approves key condition of Google's Nest acquisition

The government grants an "early termination" of the waiting period signaling that antitrust and competition regulations for the deal have now been satisfied.

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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.

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Senator to FTC: Does Google ad change break privacy deal?

Sen. Edward Markey sends a letter to the Federal Trade Commission asking whether Google's upcoming changes to its Terms of Service violate a 2011 privacy settlement over its scrapped Buzz service.

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Facebook's proposed privacy policy changes face FTC review

Agency asked to review whether social network's proposed changes violate a 2011 settlement agreement.

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The TrendNet TV-IP110W was one of the cameras vulnerable in the 2012 hack.

FTC and TrendNet settle claim over hacked security cameras

The camera maker settles a claim after hundreds of its home security cameras were hacked and videos of babies sleeping and children playing were published on the Web.

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FTC reportedly planning sweeping probe of patent trolls

Agency's investigation will include questions about whether patent assertion entities coordinate their lawsuits, The New York Times reports.

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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.

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Cropped section of Crowd-Sourced Call Identification and Suppression submission to FTC Robocall Challenge.

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.

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