Security has been a sore spot for Android since its inception. With so many manufacturers making Android devices with their own customizations, it became impossible for Google to control updates. Instead, it has been up to the manufacturers to update devices.
With new exploits constantly being found and security being a hot topic, both the FTC ... Read More »
After taking AT&T to task for throttling unlimited data plans in late 2014, the Federal Trade Commission is now going after prepaid provider TracFone.
The FTC has fined TracFone $40 million for throttling unlimited data plans. The agency says that ... Read More »
Not long ago, the FTC sued T-Mobile for the practice of cramming, or adding fraudulent charges to a customer’s bill without their authorization. These charges were often premium text message services that offer wallpapers and ringtones for a monthly charge, though this charge is often alluded to be ... Read More »
Data throttling is an undeniably frustrating tool in network management, especially when implemented with “unlimited” data plans. Carriers can promise you unlimited data and keep that promise but control your data intake only making the first 1-10GBs of that data anywhere near usable. After that, throttling kicks in and you’re stuck sub-Edge speeds. The Read More »
Apple, Google, and Amazon have all been under fire for their policies on in-app purchases. Many claim that it was too easy to complete these purchases, causing kids to buy hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of crap from apps that allow it. Apple and Google have since changed their policies to make it ... Read More »
You’ve probably heard of Apple’s trouble with App Store billing. Kids have purchased hundreds or even thousands of dollars worth of apps and in-app purchases trying to play those pesky pay-to-play games. This resulted in the FTC forcing Apple into making some changes to the billing process, making it more resistant to unauthorized purchases.
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Popular Korean manufacturers and carriers have found themselves in a bit of trouble with the authorities. The affected companies include Samsung, Pantech, LG, LG Upius, KT and SK Telecom. Some of these are major world-wide players. And the Korean government, along with the FTC, has fined them with a 45.3 billion won (about $40.1 million ... Read More »