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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

The federal government routinely awards contracts to companies with histories of misconduct, including contract fraud and other violations. POGO believes that providing this website will help to improve contracting decisions and increase public knowledge of how the government spends billions of taxpayer dollars each year. Read more…

Weather Channel App Unlawful Business Practices

The Los Angeles City Attorney filed a lawsuit against TWC Product and Technology LLC, an IBM subsidiary and operator of the Weather Channel smartphone app, for covertly mining the private data of users and selling the information to third parties. The lawsuit claims TWC deceptively used the app, which provides real-time weather information and forecasts, to amass its users’ private, personal geolocation data, which it then sold to IBM affiliates and other third parties for advertising and other commercial purposes.

Misconduct Type
Consumer Affairs
Enforcement Agency
State/Local
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Complaint
1/3/2019
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
IBM Corporation $0
Further Information Released
L.A. City Attorney Press Release 1/4/2019
Complaint 1/3/2019

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database