Coles Admits to Threatening Suppliers, T-Mobile Accused of Overbilling, Did Facebook Break Privacy Law?

Australian supermarket chain Coles has admitted to threatening suppliers with sanctions such as not stocking new products when the suppliers declined to pay extra rebates to take part in a new supply chain program.

The Federal Trade Commission has accused T-Mobile of illegally earning hundreds of millions of dollars by overbilling customers, charging them for premium services like “flirting tips” that were never ordered.

The attorney general of Illinois is accusing Commonwealth Edison of having customers pay for $87.9 million in employee bonuses.

Europe’s privacy regulators are investigating whether Facebook broke local privacy laws when it conducted a social experiment on nearly 700,000 users in January 2012 without their explicit permission.

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