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Lina Khan has been appointed as one of the commissioners of the FTC after being nominated for the job by President Joe Biden in March this year. Her appointment signals an increased focus on big tech.
Facebook has responded to antitrust lawsuits filed by the FTC and the U.S. state attorneys, slamming them for being "revisionist history". The company looks forward to presenting evidence in court.
The U.S. FTC, along with 48 other attorneys general, has files antitrust lawsuits against Facebook, with an aim to force the firm to sell off WhatsApp and Instagram to restore competition.
The Federal Trade Commission has launched an antitrust investigation into the past mergers and acquisitions made by tech giants including Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft.
The United States Federal Trade Commission is reportedly considered an injunction against Facebook, which would prevent the social network from merging its messaging infrastructure.
A new freedom of information request has revealed that the NHTSA took issue with Tesla allegedly misusing its data to extol how safe the Model 3 is, and claims a blog post misleads customers.
Google and YouTube are being fined to the tune of millions by the FTC as a result of a probe into the tech giant's collection of information on minors, in violation of a children's privacy act.
Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission have reportedly settled on a $5 billion fine the social network will have to pay due to the Cambridge Analytica scandal from a couple of years ago.
Facebook has reportedly told the U.S. Federal Trade Commission that it is open to granting the agency broader control over its privacy practices in exchange for ending the federal probe on the firm.
Facebook could be facing a record-setting fine for violating the privacy of its users' personal data. The fine is expected to be considerably larger the $22.5 million imposed on Google in 2012.
Facebook is now under investigation by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission following reports that Cambridge Analytica mined the private data of some 50 million Facebook users for political purposes.
In an amended cross-licensing agreement, Samsung and Qualcomm have settled their differences over an appeal of an antitrust suit. Samsung has withdrawn from a Korean FTC investigation.
The Taiwanese Fair Trade Commission found the silicon maker guilty of abusing its monopoly over smartphone modems in the country and has accordingly fined Qualcomm to the tune of $744 million.
Pact, a fitness app that promised to pay users a sum of money for meeting certain fitness goals has been brought to task by the FTC and owes around $1 million to users for not living up to its word.
The FTC and 32 different states sued the laptop maker over its pre-installation of adware that could have compromised the security of its users. Several FTC stipulations go along with the fine.
Uber has agreed to obtain independent third-party audits every two years, for the next twenty years, as part of a settlement over the charges levied against it by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
Amazon is now letting customers refund in-app purchases if the purchase was unauthorised. Refunds will be offered to users until May 28, 2018. The refund process can be done entirely online.
The heated legal battle between Apple and Qualcomm is now turning worse, as the latter has filed lawsuits against four contract manufacturers which stopped paying patent royalties to the chipmaker.
As part of an effort to combat technical support scams, the Federal Trade Commission in the US has announced a crackdown on the practice, highlighting 16 new actions with international partners.
Ever wonder why Samsung's chips are only found in Samsung devices? According to the South Korean government, it's because Qualcomm has been pressuring Samsung and barring it from competing.
Vizio has agreed to pay a $2.2 million settlement, after the FTC and New Jersey's AG alleged that the company had collected a "mountain of data" on viewers' activities, and sold it to third parties.
The FTC says the chip maker forced companies to use its baseband processors by punishing those that chose products from competitors with unfair patent licensing deals. Even Apple was a victim.
In light of the DDoS attack that utilized IoT devices to cripple huge swaths of the internet last October, the FTC has launched a contest to find creative ways to secure "smart" products.
Uber has pushed out a new update for its ride-hailing app, where it can track passengers five minutes after being dropped off. The company allegedly will use the data to improve its services.
PewDiePie has responded to allegations of taking money from Warner Bros. to review Shadow of Mordor positively back in 2014 without full disclosure, which the FTC deems as misleading to consumers.
The U.S. agency that regulates anti-trust matters is asking new questions about Android's licensing terms. The FTC has engaged several Google partners in search of more information.
The FTC is said to be investigating Google over concerns that the company has restricted competition on Android by prioritizing its own apps and services over those of its rivals.
Machinima have agreed to settle charges over a deceptive marketing scheme with Microsoft, where content creators were paid to produce positive content, without disclosure.
Google's child-friendly version of YouTube is under fire, due to complaints from child advocacy groups, which are concerned about the way the app targets advertising to susceptible kids.
Has your child made in-app purchases in games and apps without your permission? Google is willing to compensate those unauthorized expenses if you are eligible for their refund policy.
The FTC and the state of Florida have shut down bogus tech support companies involved in scamming $120 million USD from unknowing consumers.
T-Mobile was hit with a lawsuit from the FTC, stating T-Mobile knowingly profited from customers on behalf of unauthorized Premium SMS charges. Legere has responded trying to set the record straight.
T-Mobile's response to the FTC's claims that it engaged in fraud have been nothing but childish and deflective. But with a few actions, they can actually support their fledgling pro-consumer image.
In a recent lawsuit filed by the FTC, mobile service provider T-Mobile has been accused of hiding fraudulent charges to third-party horoscope and other text services in its customers bills for years.
Snapchat settles with FTC over charges that it misled consumers on the disappearing nature of messages, on the secure nature of its service, and its data collection policies.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy have filed a formal complaint to the Federal Trade Commission, asking them to block Facbook from buying WhatsApp.
The Federal Trade Commission announced Apple has agreed to a settlement where the company will offer at least $32.5 million to iOS users for in-app purchases bought by kids without parental consent.
U.S. regulators have given their stamp of approval to allow Microsoft to acquire Nokia's Devices and Services business, but the deal still needs to be approved by the European Union.
Google has been ordered to pay an additional $17m in fines divided up between 37 states and the District of Columbia for its data tracking practices in the Safari browser between 2011 and 2012.