Federal Trade Commission
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is agreeing to license certain patents to mobile phone rivals and stop a practice of including snippets from other websites in its search results as part of a settlement to end a 19-month investigation its business practices.
The Federal Trade Commission released its second report on mobile apps for kids, finding “little progress” on privacy issues. Listen to an expert in online media discuss the thorny issue with KFWB’s Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is investigating software companies that make cellphone apps to learn whether they are violating the privacy rights of children by quietly collecting personal information from their phones then sharing it.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Canadian man accused of taking part in a scheme to dupe Southland grandparents into believing their grandchildren or other relatives were in danger in foreign countries and immediately required money […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – Those annoying prerecorded phone pitches known as robocalls aren’t just getting on the nerves of millions of consumers: The government is fed up too, and it’s turning to the public for help. […]
KFWB’s Jon Baird talks with fuming drivers are fuming as gas prices remain sky high amid talk of price manipulation. The governor has taken action to start producing winter grade gas and Senator Dianne Feinstein […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Trade Commission is releasing an updated version of its green marketing guidelines that aim to hold companies to truthful standards in touting the environmental friendliness of their products. The revision […]
BRUSSELS (AP) – Universal Music Group got approval Friday from American and European regulators to buy the famed British music company EMI, including the hugely lucrative Beatles catalog. But the EU imposed stringent restrictions on […]
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) – California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling for a federal investigation into gasoline price spikes that followed a fire at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond. In a letter sent Tuesday to […]
(AP) – Google is paying a record $22.5 million fine to settle allegations that it broke a privacy promise by secretly tracking millions of Web surfers who use Apple’s Safari browser. The penalty announced Thursday […]