FTC cracks down on tech support scams
Operation Tech Trap targets long-running support scams
Vizio fined $2.2m for snooping on smart TV viewers
The company 'collected and sold millions of users' viewing habits to advertisers'
Google blames search “monopoly” on bug
Glitch was responsible for Yelp and TripAdvisor getting buried in search results, claims search engine giant
Apple will refund $32.5m to customers
Customers whose children inadvertently ran up huge bills with in-app purchases to get money back.
Google's $1.1 bn purchase of Waze to be probed by FTC
Investigation will determine whether Google simply purchased start-up to prevent rivals from acquiring it.
FTC hits social network Path with record $800k fine
$800,000 penalty for data theft and underage sign-ups is highest ever given to app developer.
Google drops key patent claims against Microsoft
Search giant axes Motorola Mobility patents from ongoing legal tussle with arch-rival.
Google's FTC pact could affect other patent disputes, it is
Last week's ruling could have far-reaching consequences for smartphone makers, say analysts.
Google dodges FTC's antitrust bullet
Search giant receives slapped wrist from US regulator following antitrust investigation.
Facebook hit by new share price worries and app developer
Social network accused of deception as investors brace for share price fall.
Google uncloaks refreshed search
The internet giant starts rolling out its fresh search look to mark the start of 2012.
Intel McAfee deal given FTC green light
Intel awaits an EU decision on its McAfee deal as the FTC gives the go ahead across the pond.
Timeline: Google Street View scandal
We look back at the Google Street View scandal's history, right up to the ICO investigation's conclusion.
Microsoft launches fraud alert service
Microsoft's new Internet Fraud Alert offering will help bridge the gap between security researchers and companies hit by attacks.
Crime-supporting ISP shut down
The US FTC has shut down a rogue ISP that was helping distribute malicious content, including child pornography.
FTC member slams 'irresponsible' Google over Buzz launch
Tech firms are increasingly ignoring privacy concerns in how the handle consumer data when launching new products, an FTC administrator has claimed.