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When is unlimited data not unlimited?

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.

News Scan: FTC files complaint against Amazon over in-app purchases; TSMC ships first chips to Apple; more

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.

Federal agencies target 'Un-carrier' T-Mobile for un-customer-friendly practice of cramming

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 take note – federal COPPA crackdown coming

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.

Federal regulators clamp down on mobile firms

Two federal regulatory agencies have levied stiff penalties on two firms for infractions in the mobility space.

Facebook's dodgy privacy record prompts FTC warning over WhatsApp buy

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.

Precision marketing uses big data, mobility for insight on consumers

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.

News Scan: Virgin Atlantic takes Glass for a test flight; FTC mulls privacy of retailer tracking; more

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.

GAO says FTC should develop guidelines for mobile location data handling

The Government Accountability Office, in a recent report, recommended that the Federal Trade Commission develop comprehensive guidelines for how companies handle mobile location data.

FTC seeks greater role in regulating mobile business activity

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