Federal Trade Commission
The probe is looking at the conduct of smartphone makers and wireless carriers.
The disclosure was inadvertently made in a redacted ruling.
Julie Brill's departure leaves a second vacancy on the FTC.
Lumosity is settling charges it deceptively trumped up the health benefits of games.
The FTC accused the companies as posing as affiliates of Google, Microsoft and AT&T.
Google settled seperate charges with the FTC in 2013.
Tech advocates want to see the Electronic Communications Privacy Act updated.
The FTC used to have privacy authority over Internet service providers.
The FTC says the company violated a 2010 order not to misrepresent its cybersecurity.
The union group alleges that a number of franchisors are abusing franchisees.
The company allowed retailers to track customer traffic flow in their stores.
The senator called it a "growing threat to Americans’ privacy and safety."
The billboards use location and shopping data from phones to target customers.
The judge did not determine the estimated damages.
The FCC is soon expected to release proposed rules.
Carnegie Mellon University Professor Lorrie Faith Cranor will take over in January.
The company barred customers from making critical comments online about the product.
The FTC took action against other healthcare apps earlier this year.
The infidelity website is fighting for survival as lawsuits flood in.
Hundreds of mislabeled products were found at Walmart.
The warning was made in a description of its investigation procedures.
Rep. Jackie Speier wants the FTC investigate therapists making false claims.
The new YouTube Kids app is covertly advertising to children, critics say.
"We did not find that, on balance, the consumer was worse off,” FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen...