Riddle me this--when is unlimited data not unlimited? Answer: When you throttle it. Sounds like a riddle posed by the Riddler to Batman, but it's actually the argument of the Federal Trade Commission in a lawsuit against AT&T.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Friday, July 11, including FTC complaints against Amazon for unauthorized in-app purchases by kids, how mobile site redirects are hurting e-retailers, Apple's CarPlay is to be installed in 24 million cars in 2019, VoLTE driving IMS deployments and the first chip shipment from TSMC to Apple.
Despite its portrayal as being a new kind of carrier focused on the customer, T-Mobile USA is being accused by the FTC and probed by the FCC for the time-honored carrier practice of "cramming" customers' phone bills with bogus charges.
Mobile app developers will feel the heat from the Federal Trade Commission's crackdown on children's data collection that violates the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, according to Jules Polonetsky, executive director of the privacy think tank Future of Privacy Forum.
Two federal regulatory agencies have levied stiff penalties on two firms for infractions in the mobility space.
Facebook's dodgy privacy record has prompted the Federal Trade Commission to take the extraordinary step of warning the social media giant about its proposed $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging startup WhatsApp.
Founded in 2011 by Bill Seibel, Mobiquity focuses on helping firms make the most out of the mobile universe. Seibel recently shared his thoughts with FierceMobileIT about where the IT world has been and where it is going, with mobility generating the next wave of technological change.
The latest mobile IT news for Feb. 11, including the incorporation of Google Glass in both Virgin Atlantic and the NYPD, the Federal Trade Commission's view on consumer data tracking by retailers, Sprint's buyer's remorse in the T-Mobile deal and Google extending its administrator functions to iOS users.
The Government Accountability Office, in a recent report, recommended that the Federal Trade Commission develop comprehensive guidelines for how companies handle mobile location data.
WASHINGTON--The Federal Trade Commission has quietly stepped up efforts to regulate business activities on mobile devices. In a report (.pdf) to the House Appropriations subcommittee on Financial