Tag Archives: Apple

Apple To Refund At Least $32.5 Million For In-App Purchases By Kids

by Chris Morran, Consumerist

“This settlement is a victory for consumers harmed by Apple’s unfair billing, and a signal to the business community: whether you’re doing business in the mobile arena or the mall down the street, fundamental consumer protections apply,” said FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. “You cannot charge consumers for purchases they did not authorize.” Read More ›

Apple’s ebook price-fixing

The Justice Department’s plan will keep Apple from getting back to its old tricks. Ebook prices should stay low now, because the remedy should prevent future price-fixing and makes it easier for readers to make purchases through apps. Read More ›

Apple, Walmart, McDonald’s: Who’s the biggest wage stiffer?

by Paul Buchheit, Nation of Change

Apple, Walmart and McDonald’s are among the largest corporate employers and profit-makers in the U.S., with a total of 2.6 million employees worldwide and combined 2012 pre-tax profits of more than $88 billion. All three companies pay the majority of their employees low wages, poverty-level wages. Read More ›

Apple conspired to fix e-book prices, judge rules

by Editor, BBC News

The judge said the publisher defendants conspired with each other to eliminate retail price competition in order to raise e-book prices, and that Apple played a central role in facilitating and executing that conspiracy. Read More ›

AB 844: Trojan Horse that would have destroyed credit card privacy protections

The bill was hijacked by retail industry lobbyists and amendments turned AB 844 into a vehicle to eliminate privacy protections for credit card transactions at brick-and-mortar businesses. The author held the bill until 2014, and has reaffirmed his commitment to work with us to restore it as a pro-privacy bill.

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iPhones, iPads face U.S. ban as Apple loses ITC case to Samsung

by Diane Bartz, Reuters

Samsung Electronics scored a point on Tuesday over global rival Apple in their long-running battle over mobile device patents. Read More ›

California Supreme Court makes it easier for Apple, online businesses to collect personal data

by Howard Mintz, San Jose Mercury News

Online merchants can require consumers to furnish personal information to make credit-card purchases, a divided California Supreme Court ruled, delivering a blow to consumer advocates worried about privacy in cyberspace. Read More ›

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