Federal regulators said a respected Internet privacy company gave its seal of approval to commercial websites and mobile apps but failed to check whether they were indeed meeting standards for safeguarding customers' data.
A British-based online dating service admitted to US regulators Wednesday that it created fake, computer-generated profiles to lure users into upgraded memberships.
AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers about its unlimited data plans.
Anyone who has conducted business online—from booking a hotel to buying a book to finding a new dentist or selling their wares—has come across reviews of said products and services. Chances are they've also encountered ...
(AP)—The California attorney general has announced a $28 million settlement with a furniture and computer rental business that allegedly violated consumer protection and privacy laws.
Audio technology veteran Bose Corporation and Beats Electronics on Friday called a ceasefire in a lawsuit over patented technology for canceling noise in earphones.
AT&T will pay $105 million to settle investigations that it tacked on charges to mobile phone bills for unauthorized third-party services such as horoscopes and "fun facts," officials said Wednesday.
A bitcoin company that was shut down after being sued by the U.S. government will be allowed to resume some of its business, a federal judge has ruled.
A company that offered bitcoin-generating computers is being sued by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which said it bilked more than 20,000 consumers out of as much as $50 million.
Online ratings operator Yelp agreed to pay $450,000 to settle US charges that it illegally collected data on children, in violation of privacy laws, officials said Wednesday.