FTC Posts on XDA

Right-to-repair movement gets a big win as the FTC will scrutinize repair restrictions

As companies like Apple and John Deere ramped up their repair restrictions, a right-to-repair movement slowly gained steam in the United States and Europe. The ideals behind the movement are certainly something we at XDA can agree with. People should be able to repair their own phones if they are able to, and companies shouldn't...

U.S. Government has dropped its years-long antitrust case against Qualcomm

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. federal agency tasked with enforcing antitrust law, has announced it is dropping a years-long antitrust lawsuit case against chip design firm Qualcomm. The lawsuit accused Qualcomm of maintaining a monopoly over smartphone modems. Last year, a federal appeals court reversed a lower court’s ruling that Qualcomm stop bundling its...

BLU Settles with the FTC Over Deceptive Privacy and Data Security Violations

Amidst all of the chaos surrounding ZTE and Huawei, another Android OEM is getting caught up in the mess. BLU has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), over allegations of misleading consumers and allowing a third-party Chinese company to collect personal details, such as text message contents and location information without...