Qualcomm extending lower licensing rates to appease regulators and OEMs
The San Diego-based semiconductors company is conceding some ground to smartphone manufacturers by offering a patents package at a lower price. But it doesn’t mean that flagship phones will cost less soon.
BLU Products reaches settlement with FTC after putting users’ personal data at risk for years
Even though BLU failed to protect the privacy and security of its users’ personal information for a pretty long time, also lying about the company’s practices, the FTC is not imposing a financial penalty on the smartphone vendor yet.
FTC asks six ‘major’ mobile, gaming and auto companies to revise their warranty policies
It’s against the law to void an automobile, gaming system or mobile phone’s warranty for use of third-party components or “unauthorized” repairs, which Nintendo, Sony, Hyundai and three other “major” companies seem to be ignoring.
FTC starts private investigation into Facebook privacy concerns
Among many of them is the fact that Facebook collected the metadata of Android users’ phone calls and text messages. The company says it was an opt-in procedure, but screenshots make the practice more vague than it seems.