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7/22/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Is Apple playing dirty when it comes to its new music-streaming service? A consumer group has called for an FTC antirust investigation into not-new allegations that Apple is trying to kill the free tier offered by competing streaming services. Consumer Watchdog sent a letter today to the Federal Trade Commission, saying that it...
News Story
7/22/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The senator warns of limited competition and price increases due to Apple's new music-streaming service. Sen. Al Franken wants federal regulators to investigate whether Apple's new music-streaming service runs afoul of antitrust law, marking the latest escalation in an ongoing, multi-pronged battle for dominance in the crowded online music...
News Story
7/22/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Rabble rousers demand FTC, DoJ into Music service A pressure group in America has urged US watchdog the FTC and Uncle Sam's Department of Justice to probe Apple Music for signs of antitrust violations. Consumer Watchdog has written a letter [PDF] to the five commissioners of the FTC as well as DoJ attorney general Loretta Lynch and assistant...
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7/22/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A U.S. senator wants two federal agencies to investigate whether Apple Inc is breaking antitrust law in how it treats music services that compete with the streaming service it launched in June. Democratic Senator Al Franken in a letter on Wednesday said that he was concerned that some Apple practices could limit choices and raise prices for...
News Story
7/22/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Apple is once again coming under fire for business practices and deals around Apple Music, the subscription music and video streaming service it launched last month. Consumer Watchdog, a prominent consumer advocacy group, issued a letter to the United States Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice today, asking the...
News Story
7/22/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) has joined in the calls for a federal investigation of the business practices of Apple Music. In a letter sent Wednesday to the heads of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, Franken pointed to the 30 percent commission that Apple takes on the sale of music in competing streaming ...
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7/22/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Minnesota DFL U.S. Sen. Al Franken wants two federal agencies to investigate whether Apple’s new music streaming service is violating anti-trust laws. In a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Federal Trade Commission Chair Edith Ramirez, Franken warned that Apple’s new music service may be harming consumers by limiting...
News Story
7/22/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog leveled antitrust accusations against Apple Music in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice on Wednesday, saying Apple is leveraging access to consumer credit cards and user music preferences to tamp down competition. Senator Al Franken shared similar concerns in a separate letter to the...
Video
7/19/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A young California woman was decapitated in a tragic auto accident.  Photos from the grisly accident scene were wrongfully leaked by California Highway Patrol officers and posted to the Internet.  A search on her name still returns the horrible photographs. This is is a tragic example of people who have been harmed by Google’s...
Video
7/16/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The struggle of a family dealing with the extreme pain that can come from seeing gruesome pictures online, pictures they say should not be available for the public consumption. That is why they and other privacy advocates are petitioning the federal government.