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.
Google has agreed to pay full refunds totaling at least $19 million to consumers who were charged for purchases that children made via apps without parental consent from the Google Play app store.
Abode Systems, Salesforce.com and eight other Bay Area companies are among 30 corporations nationwide named in a consumer group's complaint, accusing the firms of failing to safeguard the privacy of Europeans, despite an ...
The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court.
The scientific journal that published a controversial Facebook experiment on mood manipulation said Thursday it was concerned that the company did not follow scientific ethics and principles of informed consent.
Amazon said Wednesday that it is prepared to go to court against the Federal Trade Commission to defend itself against charges that it has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases.
Federal regulators are urging consumers to go through their phone bills line by line after a lawsuit this week against a high-profile mobile provider.