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Apple changes purchases policy to protect kids on iPad, iPhone games

Apple said Thursday that it changed its policy for how purchases can be made within applications on the iPhone and iPad, an attempt to protect users, particularly children, from accidentally racking up iTunes charges.

By Cecilia Kang  | March 10, 2011; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Apple, Consumers, FTC, Gaming, Kids Online  
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FTC: Identity theft, Internet auctions, services among top 10 complaints

The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that the top complaint it received from consumers last year was over identity theft. Also high on the list were complaints about Internet and telecommunications services and Internet auctions.

By Cecilia Kang  | March 8, 2011; 11:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Consumers, FTC, Mobile, credit cards, internet  
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Q&A: LightSquared CEO: Breaking open wireless

Chief executive Sanjiv Ahuja, based at LightSquared's Reston headquarters, talked the company's vision, opposition from global positioning companies and getting the money to make it all work.

By Cecilia Kang  | March 1, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Broadband, Consumers, Mobile  
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The Circuit: WikiLeaks and Anonymous, Google executive released, Intel resumes shipping chips

The Circuit: WikiLeaks and Anonymous, Google executive released, Intel resumes shipping Sandy Bridge

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 8, 2011; 8:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Consumers, Google, International, Kids Online, cyber security  
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The Circuit: Verizon sells out iPhone 4, throttles data; Hulu CEO in hot water; Apple's online ads beat TV ads

The Circuit: Verizon sells out iPhone 4, throttles data; Hulu CEO in hot water; Apple's online ads beat TV ads, Hotmail offers throwaway accounts, gadgets vary by generations and tweeting is allowed from the UK Supreme Court.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 4, 2011; 7:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  AT&T, Apple, Consumers, International, Mobile, Online Video, Verizon  
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Sprint Nextel to raise unlimited data fees for new smart phone users

Sprint Nextel said Tuesday it will increase by $10 per month the fee for unlimited data plans for new smart phone customers beginning Jan. 30. The current cost is $99 per month for unlimited data, texting and voice. The nation's...

By Cecilia Kang  | January 18, 2011; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Consumers, FCC, Sprint Nextel  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Tablets, 3DTV to be featured at CES, Hayley Tsukayama , January 4, 2011
U.S. responds to E.U. comments on data protection, Hayley Tsukayama , December 22, 2010
FCC passes first net neutrality rules, Cecilia Kang , December 21, 2010
The Circuit: An introduction and this morning's tech news, Hayley Tsukayama , December 13, 2010
Q&A: FCC Consumer Chief Gurin on cell phone bills, Cecilia Kang , December 6, 2010
Internet TV battles come to head at FCC, Cecilia Kang , November 11, 2010
Breaking down the battle over Internet television, Cecilia Kang , November 2, 2010
Networks block Web shows from Google TV, Cecilia Kang , October 22, 2010
Teens text every 10 minutes, Nielsen says, Cecilia Kang , October 14, 2010
'Jailbreaking' the iPhone, Cecilia Kang , July 26, 2010
China renews Google license to operate, by Cecilia Kang , July 9, 2010
Your morning links, Jia Lynn Yang , June 18, 2010
iPad hacker charged with drug possession felony, Ariana Eunjung Cha , June 16, 2010
UPDATE: AT&T, Verizon ramped up lobbying in Q1, Cecilia Kang , April 21, 2010
Secret Internet copyright talks raise concerns, Cecilia Kang , November 5, 2009
Sprint won't change early termination fees, Cecilia Kang , November 5, 2009
The Underestimated Mignon Clyburn, Cecilia Kang , November 4, 2009
A nutrition box for Internet service?, Cecilia Kang , October 29, 2009
 
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