Mark Iandolo May 13, 2016, 2:20pm


WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved a final order resolving its complaint against Vulcan that had stemmed from allegations the company unfairly deceived consumers of a popular web browser game.

In the case against Vulcan, the FTC originally charged that Vulcan purchased a Google Chrome browser extension game used by more than 200,000 consumers and replaced it with the company’s own extension. From there, Vulcan purportedly used the extension to install apps directly onto consumer mobile devices without their permission.

Under the settlement, Vulcan must tell consumers about the information it will access and how that information will be used. The company cannot misrepresent its products and whether they have been endorsed by a third party or been covered by the media.

The final order comes after a public comment period. The FTC voted 3-0 to approve the order and letter to commenters.

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