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FTC Orders Epic Games To Play $520M In Privacy Violation Settlement
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced they have settled with Epic Games over Privacy Violations and Unwanted Charges According to the statement released today, the FTC went after the company after it violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), alleging that the company "deployed design tricks, known as dark patterns, to dupe millions of[...]
Xbox and Activision Blizzard, photo by Miguel Lagoa / Shutterstock.com.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced today they are seeking to block the Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard The organization sent out a press release this afternoon, which we have the bulk of it for you below, in which they are alleging Xbox would gain control of too many video game franchises and enable them[...]
PSA: The Switch Emulator Scam – What To Look Out For
credit//Nintendo This one comes from Time, as apparently the Federal Trace Comission (FTC) issued a warning yesterday called "There's no Nintendo Switch emulator" by attorney Lisa Schifferle, which details a scam that is making the rounds. "There's apparently a noteworthy scam making the rounds, wherein people are either going looking for counterfeit software on dubious websites, or being approached[...]
The Federal Trade Commission Takes Action Against Board Game Kickstarter
Eventually Cryptozoic Games stepped in and produced the board game to send off to backers, with a very small number left over for retail distribution. A number of the high pledge items, like specialized pewter miniatures designed  by sculptor Paul Komoda were never delivered, and this was at the heart of the legal action taken by the FTC[...]