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This  product image provided by Amazon.com on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 shows the new 7-inch Amazon Kindle HDX tablet computer with the optional "Origami" cover that works as a stand and screen protector. (AP Photo/Amazon.com)

FTC sues Amazon over kids’ app charges

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 […]

07/10/2014

This Oct. 24, 2013 photo shows Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

FTC: Snapchat deceived customers

NEW YORK (AP) — Snapchat has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it deceived customers about the disappearing nature of messages sent through its service and collected users’ contacts without […]

05/08/2014

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Herbalife facing FTC inquiry; shares plunge

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Herbalife Ltd. says that it is facing an inquiry from the Federal Trade Commission. The nutrition and supplement company’s shares plunged more than 12 percent following a brief halt in trading […]

03/12/2014

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Edith Ramirez speaks at the FTC in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Apple will refund at least $32.5M in app case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Apple will refund at least $32.5 million to consumers to settle a federal case involving purchases that kids made without their parents’ permission while playing on mobile apps, the government announced Wednesday. […]

01/15/2014

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Answers to questions about the Target data breach

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers. Target says anyone who made purchases by […]

12/19/2013

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Google to pay $17M to settle Safari privacy case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is paying $17 million to 37 states and the District of Columbia to make amends for the Internet search leader’s snooping on millions of people using Safari Web browsers in […]

11/18/2013

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Google to change terms to use your identity in ads

Google wants your permission to use your name, photo and product reviews in ads that it sells to businesses. The Internet search giant is changing its terms of service starting Nov. 11. Your reviews of […]

10/11/2013

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Learn about the tactics of debt collectors

Learn about the different tactics used by debt collectors, including one who thinks way out of the box. Money 101 host Bob McCormick talks with personal finance guru Liz Weston and with Bill Bartmann, CEO […]

10/08/2013

Glendale collection agency pays $1 million lawsuit

GLENDALE (CNS) – A Glendale collection agency has agreed to pay $1 million to resolve a lawsuit accusing it of sending unlawful text messages to debtors and inappropriately disclosing the debts to their family, friends […]

09/26/2013

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New health care law expected to spawn scam artists – learn how to protect yourself

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning to seniors on Medicare: If someone asks for your personal information for a state insurance exchange under the new health care law, he’s probably a crook. Those exchanges don’t apply to […]

09/18/2013

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