Apple Settles with FTC Over In-App Purchases with $32.5M in Refunds

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While Apple has already settled a class-action lawsuit last year by refunding in-app purchases accidentally initiated by children, the Federal Trade Commission didn’t seem satisfied just yet. However, according to an email sent out to Apple staff from CEO Tim Cook, the Cupertino company settled with the FTC and will pay an additional $32.5 million […]

Educational Apps May Actually Hurt Your Child’s Development

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Tablet and smartphone apps that claim educational benefits are now the target of consumer watchdog group Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. The group is challenging some of the marketing claims made by apps such as Fisher-Price’s Laugh and Learn in a recent complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission, or FTC. The group had been responsible in […]

Google Engineers Find A Way To Filter Robocall Spam

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Today the Federal Trade Commission announced the winners of its challenge to find way to end robocalls, awarding first place to two developers and another award to two Googlers. The first place prize is split between Serdar Danis and Aaron Foss, who will each receive $25,000 for their efforts. The hope is that they can use […]