Settlement

Email spammer settles for $350K with FTC

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Yair Shalev and his company, Kobeni Inc., sent deceptive emails to consumers that led to advertisements for insurance providers.

Boston web analytics firm settles with FTC

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The company, Compete, was charged by the FTC with deceptively collecting the sensitive data of millions of consumers dating back to 2006.

Microsoft closes Kelihos botnet case after latest settlement

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A little over a year after Microsoft took legal action against the alleged perpetrators of the powerful and now-defunct Kelihos botnet, a second defendant has settled.

Chamber backs hotel chain in motion to toss FTC case

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The law firm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has filed an amicus brief in Arizona, asking a U.S. District Court to accept a motion filed by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts against the FTC.

Microsoft and malicious domain operator settle

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After taking control of a domain that hosted the Nitol botnet and other malicious subdomains, Microsoft has reached a settlement with the site operator.

Final "scareware" defendant to pay $163M to FTC

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The $163 million ruling by a Maryland federal judge addresses the final defendant of a rogue anti-virus ring first contested in 2008.

Google will pay record $22.5 million over Safari tracking

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Google will pay $22.5 million after the FTC charged the tech giant with misrepresenting the privacy assurances of Apple's Safari browser users.

MySpace settles with FTC after misleading users

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After being charged by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with sharing its users' personal information, including browsing habits, with advertisers, social networking service MySpace has agreed to settle.

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