Tag: FTC

News and Press

EU Commission OKs Microsoft’s $69B acquisition of Activision Blizzard

May 15, 2023

Via: ComputerWorld

The EU Commission today announced its approval of Microsoft’s $68.7 billion acquisition of gaming studio Activision Blizzard, a month after the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) ruled against the deal. While the Commission said it was reassured that the […]

Networking, Tech

FTC Questions Personal Data Use of Six of US’s Largest ISPs like Verizon, AT&T, Google Fi, and MORE

October 21, 2021

Via: Tech Times

The Federal Trade and Communication (FTC) is now questioning the likes of Verizon, AT&T, Google Fi, and all six of the largest internet service providers of the US for harvesting personal data without reason. The companies are now called out […]

App security, Applications

Facebook Accused Of Exposing User Data Via Groups

February 19, 2019

Via: Pymnts

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has received a complaint against Facebook that alleges the social media giant wrongfully disclosed information on members of closed groups. The complaint, which was filed with the FTC last month, alleges that “Facebook deceptively solicited […]


Qualcomm charged with anticompetitive practices by US regulatory agency

January 18, 2017

Via: Tech Radar

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has officially charged Qualcomm with using “anticompetitive tactics” in order to maintain its monopoly on supply of a key component for smartphone and tablet processors. In doing so, the FTC charges, the California-based chip-maker […]

App security, News and Press

Federal Regulators Will Investigate Why Your Phone Doesn’t Get Updates

May 10, 2016

Via: Motherboard

If you have followed my epic quest looking for the most secure mobile phone out there, and you know a thing or two about cyber-security, you know that updating your apps and operating system is one of the most crucial […]

Android, App security

FTC Warns 12 Android Developers to Stop Eavesdropping on Unwitting Users

March 18, 2016

Via: Motherboard

Your apps may be eavesdropping on you, and the Federal Trade Commission wants them to stop. The US’s trade watchdog issued warning letters to 12 app developers with 15 apps in the Google Play store for spying on unwitting users, […]


FCC to allow Qualcomm and Verizon to test unlicensed LTE-U in the 5GHz part of the Wi-Fi band

February 1, 2016

Via: Phone Arena

On Friday, the FCC gave its approval for further testing of LTE-U, or LTE-Unlicensed. Verizon and Qualcomm are among the big companies interested in testing LTE-U to see if it is something that can be commercialized in the future. Meanwhile, […]

News and Press

FTC Seeks Internet Of Things Rules

February 3, 2015

Via: Thomas Claburn

More responsible business practices and new laws are needed to make the Internet of Things viable, the FTC says.