FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Millions of Consumers with ‘Unlimited’ Data Promises

“The Federal Trade Commission filed a federal court complaint against AT&T Mobility, LLC, charging that the company has misled millions of its smartphone customers by charging them for “unlimited” data plans while reducing their data speeds, in some cases by nearly 90 percent.”

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“”AT&T promised its customers ‘unlimited’ data, and in many instances, it has failed to deliver on that promise,” said FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez. “The issue here is simple: ‘unlimited’ means unlimited.”

According to the FTC’s complaint, AT&T’s marketing materials emphasized the “unlimited” amount of data that would be available to consumers who signed up for its unlimited plans. The complaint alleges that, even as unlimited plan consumers renewed their contracts, the company still failed to inform them of the throttling program. When customers canceled their contracts after being throttled, AT&T charged those customers early termination fees, which typically amount to hundreds of dollars.”

FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Millions of Consumers with ‘Unlimited’ Data Promises | Federal Trade Commission.

And the credit card breaches continue…

Today on the front page of USA Today, the main article showed that 500 million records have been stolen in the last 12 months. To put that in perspective, there are 310 million people in the United States, 35 million people in Canada, and 120 million people in Mexico. So more records were stolen in the last 12 months than for each individual living in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

And now Staples is investigating a possible breach of credit/debit card data:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/21/us-staples-cybersecurity-idUSKCN0IA0AA20141021?feedType=RSS

Stay vigilant!