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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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Free messaging apps threaten wireless carriers' cash cow

Here's the dirty secret about text messages. It costs a wireless carrier close to nothing to send and receive them -- even though they charge about $10 a month for 500 to 1,000 texts. Now, a new crop of...

By Cecilia Kang  | March 3, 2011; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Apple, FTC, Facebook, Mobile  
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Google Street View Trikes add more pictures

Google is putting its controversial Street View application into greater focus with the addition of photos of places around the world taken from its fleet of global tricycles. The search giant wrote about the new Trike pictures on its...

By Cecilia Kang  | March 1, 2011; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  FTC, Google  
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Google has pre-beta in-app payment program

Google is working on a new in-app payment program, now in pre-beta testing for developers. According to TechCrunch, the service will launch in May.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 1, 2011; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  FTC, Google  
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The Circuit: Huawei wins injunction, Netflix and CBS team up, Google revises SSN policy for kids

The Circuit: Huawei wins injunction, Netflix and CBS team up, Google revises SSN policy for kids

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 23, 2011; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Digital Divide, FTC, Kids Online, Online Anthropology, Online Video, Privacy  
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Older Entries in This Category »

FTC to review Apple iPhone in-app purchases , Cecilia Kang , February 22, 2011
Apple may face anti-trust investigation, Hayley Tsukayama , February 18, 2011
Pandora IPO echoes larger anxieties over Do Not Track, Hayley Tsukayama , February 18, 2011
Internet privacy talk to hit the Hill, Hayley Tsukayama , February 8, 2011
Google, Mozilla detail new privacy features, Hayley Tsukayama , January 24, 2011
The Circuit: An introduction and this morning's tech news, Hayley Tsukayama , December 13, 2010
Upton announces GOP Commerce members -- who likely won't focus on telecom, The Washington Post editors , December 10, 2010
Commerce Dept. weighs privacy policy guidelines, Cecilia Kang , November 16, 2010
Facebook ranks first in display ads, Cecilia Kang , November 9, 2010
Breaking down Internet privacy legislation, Cecilia Kang , November 9, 2010
After midterms, net neutrality take a hit, Cecilia Kang , October 28, 2010
FTC drops inquiry into Google Street View flap, Cecilia Kang , October 27, 2010
Intel to change practices in FTC settlement, Jia Lynn Yang , August 4, 2010
One man's singular focus: targeting Google , Cecilia Kang , May 10, 2010
UPDATE: AT&T, Verizon ramped up lobbying in Q1, Cecilia Kang , April 21, 2010
Google boosts lobbying spending more than 50%, Cecilia Kang , April 20, 2010
Privacy advocates file FTC complaint on Google Buzz, Cecilia Kang , February 17, 2010
Google Buzz gets bit, changes privacy tools, Cecilia Kang , February 12, 2010
FTC vs. Intel: What was deal breaker?, Cecilia Kang , December 17, 2009
Arianna to Rupert: Stop with the whining already, Cecilia Kang , December 2, 2009
New blogger payola disclosure rules start, Cecilia Kang , December 1, 2009
Public interest groups rail against a Comcast and NBC merger, Comcast, NBC, merger, Netflix, Amazon , November 9, 2009
Sprint won't change early termination fees, Cecilia Kang , November 5, 2009
New York sues Intel over bullying, bribes, Cecilia Kang , November 4, 2009
 
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