Norton Sued for Withholding Potentially Shady Subscription Renewal Practices

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UK’s competition watchdog, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), is suing Norton, the popular anti-virus product developer, for failure to share the requested details about how its subscription renewal system works. According to a press release by the CMA, the agency has received multiple reports from consumers that blame Norton for automatically renewing contracts and forcing them […]

China fines JD.Com, Alibaba’s Tmall, Vipshop for irregular pricing

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China’s market regulator said on Wednesday it has fined JD.Com Inc 9618.HK, Alibaba’s 9988.HK Tmall and Vipshop VIPS.N 500,000 yuan ($76,657) each for irregular pricing. The State Administration of Market Regulation (SAMR) said in a social media post that it had taken the decision after it received consumer complaints over the companies’ pricing strategies related […]