Posts tagged with: FTC
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    The smartphone industry is full of plenty of gigantic companies, with influence and buckets of money at their disposal. As such, it's easy to feel a bit like David in the face of Goliath, and even if you have a valid complaint against one of these juggernauts, getting your way can feel like squeezing blood from a stone. Luckily for smartphone users in the US, the Federal Trade Commission has got their back, and we've seen recent efforts from it trying to stem unauthorized purchases from the various app stores out there. The latest target to wander into its crosshairs is AT&T, as the ...

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    In-app payments are a lucrative form of income for developers, not to mention the companies behind the app stores and payment processing platforms that profit from every sale. But more than once we've seen in-app purchases put under scrutiny for the ease at which they can be made – and specifically, problems parents have when children, given unsupervised access to smartphones and tablets, run up unexpected bills. While a fair share of that blame arguably lies on the parents themselves, in the US the FTC has been going after companies it sees as not taking proper steps to prevent such ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple and how it's forced to reimburse $32.5 Million to parents affected by in-app purchases. Google Chrome is next as the browser will now compress data in servers to give you a more efficient and faster browsing. HP is next as the company has silently announced the VoiceTab 6 and VoiceTab 7 phablets and tablets respectively. Motorola follows the news as we talk about its plans to build a tablet under the Moto Maker service that we currently know for the Moto X. We end today's show talking about the Blackphone, and what this means to your ...

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    Here's a blast form the past: all the way back in March... 2011, that is, we were looking at the release of iOS 4.3 and talking about the changes being made to how it handled in-app billing. Before then, there was a 15-minute grace period after a user entered his or her password to authenticate a purchase, when subsequent in-app purchases wouldn't require password confirmation of their own. iOS 4.3 reversed that behavior, but not before Apple drew some complaints from parents whose children has been ringing-up in-app purchases on their bills. The FTC got involved, and now nearly three ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily a we talk about the Microsoft-Nokia deal, which just got approved by the FTC. Then we talk about Meizu and its new smartphone with a display that exceeds current standards. Samsung is up next as we go through the new color variants of the Galaxy Note 3, along with a possible lite version of the Galaxy Note 3 in MWC. Then we talk about the Oppo N1, its release, and what to expect of the CyanogenMod variant. We end today's show talking about the LG G Flex, and our first ever torture test. All this and more after the break. Stories: - FTC gives Microsoft-Nokia ...

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