The company, Compete, was charged by the FTC with deceptively collecting the sensitive data of millions of consumers dating back to 2006.
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.
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.
After taking control of a domain that hosted the Nitol botnet and other malicious subdomains, Microsoft has reached a settlement with the site operator.
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 $22.5 million after the FTC charged the tech giant with misrepresenting the privacy assurances of Apple's Safari browser users.
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.