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Topic: FTC

UK iPhone users could be due $677 million from Qualcomm

02/25/2021, 07:02 am

The UK's Which? consumer watchdog is suing Qualcomm for what it claims is illegally inflated prices for 4G modems, which were then passed on to buyers of iPhone and Samsung phones.

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FTC investigating privacy practices of YouTube, Amazon, Facebook & other platforms

12/14/2020, 03:12 pm

The Federal Trade Commission has launched a probe of the privacy and data policies of major tech platforms like YouTube, Facebook, and TikTok owner ByteDance.

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Antitrust lawsuits against Facebook will face an uphill battle

12/10/2020, 02:12 pm

A pair of lawsuits from the Federal Trade Commission and a wide coalition of states both face an uphill battle in providing the burden of proof that Facebook acted anti-competitively, legal experts have declared.

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Germany's antitrust authority examining Apple and Amazon deal

10/29/2020, 10:10 am

Amazon's "brandgating" practice of excluding other resellers when a manufacturer like Apple sells their devices on the service s being investigated by Germany's Federal Cartel Office.

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Qualcomm wins appeal in FTC antitrust suit ruling

08/11/2020, 01:08 pm

Qualcomm has won its appeal against an antitrust ruling in a long-running Federal Trade Commission antitrust case, one where the chipmaker was alleged to have abused its dominance in the modem business.

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FTC to issue $1.7M in refunds to victims of tech support scams

02/25/2020, 03:02 pm

Nearly 58,000 people will be receiving refunds after being tricked into believing their computers were infected with viruses and malware, by scammers claiming to be from Apple and Microsoft.

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FTC demanding info from Apple & other big tech companies about past acquisitions

02/11/2020, 01:02 pm

The Federal Trade Commission announced that it is launching a probe into past acquisitions made by Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Amazon, Google, and Facebook, going back to 2010.

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AT&T to pay $60M in settlement of FTC data throttling case

11/05/2019, 05:11 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday announced AT&T will pay out $60 million to settle a case alleging the carrier slowed down, or throttled, data transfer speeds of customers subscribed to unlimited plans.

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Qualcomm can maintain licensing tactics pending appeal, court says

08/23/2019, 10:08 pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday granted Qualcomm's request to stay enforcement of an antitrust ruling handed down in May, allowing the chipmaker to continue what was deemed to be anticompetitive business practices.

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AT&T settles FTC data throttling case from 2014

08/23/2019, 09:08 pm

A court filing made public on Friday reveals the U.S. Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement agreement with AT&T over allegations that the mobile carrier slowed down, or throttled, data transfer speeds of certain customers.

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FTC chief open to tech company breakups over antitrust concerns

08/14/2019, 08:08 am

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons is open to the idea of breaking apart giant tech firms like Apple by undoing mergers, if it is determined large entities like Facebook are harming competition across the tech industry as a whole by being too dominant.

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Facebook fined $5B by FTC over Cambridge Analytica scandal charges

07/24/2019, 09:07 am

The Federal Trade Commission confirmed on Wednesday it has agreed to a settlement by Facebook for violating consumer privacy in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, with the social network paying a $5 billion penalty and agreeing to new restrictions.

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DOJ announces massive antitrust review examining Apple, Google & others

07/23/2019, 05:07 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday announced a long-anticipated antitrust review of major tech corporations, including the likes of Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook.

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Equifax to pay $700 million for breach of 140 million Americans' data

07/22/2019, 09:07 am

Credit reporting agency Equifax has reached a deal to pay upwards of $700 million to state and federal regulators to settle probes related to a data breach that exposed personal information of over 140 million people.

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Google settles three lawsuits over age discrimination, minors & illegal Wi-Fi hotspot data

07/21/2019, 01:07 pm

Clearing some of its legal plate, Google this week reached settlements for three different lawsuits, most notably a 2010 class action over illegal Wi-Fi data scooped up by Street View vehicles.

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DOJ asks appeals court to pause enforcement of Qualcomm antitrust ruling

07/16/2019, 06:07 pm

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court to temporarily halt enforcement of an antitrust ruling against Qualcomm, citing the necessity of the company in 5G networking, and support from both the Energy Department and Defense Department.

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Facebook reportedly fined $5B over Cambridge Analytica fiasco

07/12/2019, 04:07 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reportedly approved a $5 billion settlement with Facebook to resolve the latter's privacy violations in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

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Judge denies Qualcomm request to stay FTC antitrust ruling enforcement

07/03/2019, 04:07 pm

An attempt by Qualcomm to delay an antitrust ruling against the chip producer from being enforced has been shut down by District Judge Lucy Koh, at the same time as striking a variety of evidence from the record used by Qualcomm to state its case.

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Qualcomm uses evidence from settled Apple case in bid to stay antitrust ruling

06/20/2019, 08:06 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday formally objected to a Qualcomm court filing containing internal Apple documents aired in a separate lawsuit, evidence the chipmaker is attempting to leverage as it seeks to delay enforcement of a recent antitrust ruling.

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FTC asks court to deny Qualcomm request for stay in antitrust ruling

06/11/2019, 09:06 pm

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission in a court filing on Tuesday asked District Judge Lucy Koh to deny Qualcomm's request to delay enforcement of an antitrust ruling handed down in May.

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