fines

  • FCC fining big boxes for selling old-fashioned tele-video-conveyors

    FCC fining big boxes for selling old-fashioned tele-video-conveyors

    The FCC has announced that it has imposed fines on major retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target for selling TVs that will not be functional once the switch from analog to digital television takes place next year. The companies were violating rules set up to prevent customers from unwillingly buying TVs that will not be compatible with the digital signals. The fines included $992,000 against… Read More

  • Apple Fined Over Air Quality Violation

    Apple Fined Over Air Quality Violation

    Apple is no stranger to fines and lawsuits, but the latest is a bit out of left-field. Back in April of 2006, Apple’s Elk Grove facility was using their backup generator for non-emergency use. Not just for a few hours mind you, but almost a whole week. As a result, Jobs & Co. will cough up $43,200 in fines as part of a settlement between Apple and the Sacramento Metropolitan Air… Read More

  • Amp'd Mobile Being Fined $100k

    Amp'd Mobile Being Fined $100k

    Amp’d has been a naughty, naughty MVNO! The FCC is about to lay the smackdown on Amp’d for not protecting customer data securely enough. Turns out HP hired a bunch of private detectives to call up Amp’d impersonating customers and fished data out of the mobile provider. Amp’d hasn’t been cooperating greatly with the FCC on the investigation and has 30 days to… Read More

  • Text While Driving In NJ, Receive A Fine

    Text While Driving In NJ, Receive A Fine

    New Jersey is already corrupt enough. I grew up there and truth be told, some of the laws the state has are ridiculous. A few years ago, a law was passed that allows police to pull you over and fine you just for talking on a cellphone. Now Corzine & Co. are kicking it up a notch by proposing a law that would allow police to pull you over and fine you for texting. The fine would be between… Read More