Federal Trade Commission
04 Feb 2021
Amazon must pay $61.7 million in settlement for stealing an unspecified portion of customer tips left for its Flex drivers. The decision was announced by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after concluding its investigation.
16 Jan 2021
Facebook has been ordered to pay $650 million as part of a settlement to Illinois residents for collecting facial recognition data without their consent.
14 Jan 2021
Flo, a popular period tracking app with a user base of over 100 million, was allegedly sharing user data with Facebook and Google discreetly. This was also reported in 2019 by The Wall Street Journal.
23 Aug 2020
This week, both Apple and Google made major headlines in the world of tech.
21 Aug 2020
In the updates since last night, NASA revealed that there has been a small air leak at the International Space Station.
04 Aug 2020
In the updates since last night, Twitter drew flak for an error that restricted tweeting.
30 Jul 2020
On Wednesday, Big Tech went on trial as the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook appeared before Congress for a hearing on antitrust.
10 Jul 2020
Amid criticism from several quarters, the loudest from the United States and India, short-video platform TikTok is mulling changes in its corporate set up to distance itself from its parent company's Chinese links, reports said on Friday.
16 Jun 2020
E-commerce behemoth Amazon has confirmed that its founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, is ready to testify before a US Congressional panel this July.
28 May 2020
For years, we have been hearing cases of scammers and fraudsters tricking internet users into giving their money or personal details away.
28 May 2020
US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order pertaining to social media, the White House has confirmed.
25 May 2020
The spread of COVID-19 has triggered a wave of scams.
27 Dec 2019
Despite being incredibly successful, YouTube hasn't been able to dodge controversies.
20 Dec 2019
Despite FTC's $5 billion fine for privacy violations and a lot of flak from the general public, Facebook's security issues aren't just coming to an end.
03 Oct 2019
2020 US presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren is planning to break up tech giants including Facebook Inc, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg isn't pleased.
25 Aug 2019
As if there weren't enough crimes on Earth already, humans have now taken their nefarious activities to space.
14 Aug 2019
WhatsApp offers end-to-end encryption to keep messages secured between the sender and receiver.
08 Aug 2019
Even after scandals like Cambridge Analytica and a massive FTC fine, Facebook's privacy woes aren't coming to a halt.
14 Jul 2019
From Cambridge Analytica to data leaks, Facebook has committed a plethora of privacy violations over the last two years.
10 May 2019
Just last month, Amazon drew major criticism when it was revealed that the company's employees had access to Alexa voice recordings of many users and the power to track their locations.
28 Feb 2019
TikTok, one of the most famous video-sharing platforms in India, has been caught collecting personal data of children aged under 13, illegally.
28 Dec 2018
Despite being one of the biggest streaming platforms in the world, Netflix has been marred by a wave of phishing scams.
22 Nov 2018
Passengers flying out of Delhi airport will have to spend more as Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) has approved the revision of service charges.
13 Jun 2018
Paramjit Singh Brar, an Indian-origin man, who had allegedly provided substantial support to an India-based tech-support scam, has agreed to pay over $136,000 and a permanent ban from marketing, promoting or offering tech-support services as part of a settlement with US federal authorities.
08 Jun 2018
Facebook is deep in trouble, yet again. This time for a bug that is estimated to have impacted as many as 1.4cr users.
04 Jun 2018
Weeks after it was revealed that a British political firm Cambridge Analytica accessed millions of user data on Facebook, the social network company is now through another set of allegations by the New York Times.
22 May 2018
4.4 million iPhone users in the UK have filed a lawsuit against Google accusing it of unlawfully collecting users' personal information and violating their privacy from 2011 to 2012.
08 Feb 2018
Pune police busted a call center scam in the Koregaon Park area earlier this week and arrested three men running the operations.
22 Nov 2017
Uber is facing another PR nightmare. It has emerged that the company concealed a massive data breach affecting 57mn users/riders for a whole year.
25 Jul 2017
It appears that US regulators need more time to okay Amazon's $13.7bn (£10.5b) acquisition of Whole Foods. This delay is due to the anti-trust concerns raised by certain groups.
16 Jul 2017
With its tentacles spread into everything, way beyond the Internet, Google has become extremely powerful and influential.
15 Jun 2017
To mark the 30th anniversary of the GIF, Facebook has introduced a new feature enabling users to add GIFs to comments.
20 May 2017
In the first step towards removing net neutrality, the US Federal Communications Commission voted to end the rules that came into force in 2015.
05 May 2017
On April 28th, 2017, Apple stopped paying royalties to Qualcomm.
27 Apr 2017
Less than a month after the US allowed internet service providers to release data without consumers' consent, Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai has suggested rolling back net neutrality.
04 Apr 2017
US President Donald Trump on April 4 signed into effect a resolution allowing internet service providers to release consumers' web usage data to companies without seeking their consent, revoking recent privacy rules that made it mandatory for them to obtain permission first.
29 Mar 2017
In an alarming move, the US House of Representatives revoked internet privacy rules approved days before President Donald Trump's election, that made it mandatory for service providers to obtain consent before selling consumers' data.
20 Jan 2017
Uber has agreed to pay $20 million to settle allegations that it "misled" drivers with false promises on how much they would earn and pay to finance a car.