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The true story of how Google got away with being ‘evil’

In early 2013, Google dodged a major bullet in the U.S. as FTC commissioners looking into its Internet search practices voted unanimously not to pursue the antitrust investigation. But now it looks like The Wall Street >>

Amazon’s in for a good fight with the FTC over in-app purchases

Apple recently acknowledged its in-app purchases issues that allowed children to purchase content without requiring verification and settled the FTC case agreeing to refund some $32 million in fraudulent in-app charges. But Amazon doesn’t >>

Google to pony up $22.5 million in Safari settlement

Google is about to forfeit some of its allowance after getting caught with its hands in Safari’s cookie jar. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google and the Federal Trade Commission are close to >>

Google to be fined millions by U.S. over Safari breach

The United States Federal Trade Commission will fine Google for its breach of Apple’s Safari web browser security, Bloomberg reported on Friday. The Internet giant is currently negotiating with the Commission over an >>

Feds launch Carrier IQ investigation

Federal investigators have launched a probe in order to examine Carrier IQ’s smartphone software, which tracks a range of activity and sends certain data to wireless carriers without users’ knowledge. Carrier IQ executives >>