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Hearing underway on proposed health care merger in Dakotas

A hearing is underway on a move by the Federal Trade Commission and the North Dakota Attorney General's Office to block the proposed merger of Dakotas-based Sanford Health and Bismarck's … Click to Continue »

Trump’s pick for a top consumer watchdog once represented Microsoft and MasterCard

The announcement puts an end to months of speculation about the Federal Trade Commission's future.

Trump’s pick for a top consumer watchdog once represented Microsoft and MasterCard

last monthTechnology : Post Tech

The White House said Thursday that President Trump intends to nominate Joseph Simons, a longtime expert in competition law, to head the Federal Trade Commission, America's top privacy and consumer protection agency. The announcement ends months of speculation over who might lead the FTC and its efforts to regulate perceived monopolies and unfair business practices, […]

Trump's pick for FTC chief: a Washington insider who has represented many tech firms

President Trump intends to nominate Joseph Simons, a longtime expert in competition law, to head the Federal Trade Commission, America's top privacy and consumer protection agency, the White House said Thursday. The announcement ends months of speculation over who might lead the FTC and its efforts...

No Hipster Antitrust at the FTC

Trump has landed on his pick to lead the Federal Trade Commission: Joe Simons, an antitrust lawyer who formerly represented Microsoft, as the White House announced Thursday. The FTC is the independent government agency tasked with reviewing mergers, scoping out anti-competitive behavior, and protecting consumer privacy and security. Show More Summary

4 Things Marketers Should Know About the FTC’s Latest Crackdown on Influencer-Driven Social Media

Do you know the difference between an #ad, #sponsored content and a brand #partnership? As more brands turn to influencers to crank out social media posts, the Federal Trade Commission updated its endorsement guidelines last month, giving more clarity into what specific language creators can and cannot use when working with brands to create or...

#TeenMom2 Star Chelsea Houska Under Investigation By The Feds Over Shady Business Deals!

A Teen Mom is in hot water with the feds! After reviewing Instagram posts by Chelsea Houska, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently sent a warning letter for not conspicuously disclosing her relationship to brands when promoting products through the MTV star’s social media accounts. Chelsea’s, 26, letter questioned a post of her son — […]

Man Controlling Trade in Washington, D.C.

The wedge shaped Federal Trade Commission building in the Federal Triangle is flanked by a pair of iconic Art Deco figures, the only equestrian statues in Washington to feature uncooperative steeds. The similar but not identical pair...Show More Summary

‘Teen Mom’s Chelsea Houska & Farrah Abraham Investigated For Shady Business Deals

Farrah Abraham and Chelsea Houska‘s Instagram posts are getting them into trouble! RadarOnline.com can reveal exclusive details on the warning letters the Federal Trade Commission sent the Teen Mom stars for their undisclosed sponsored posts. In the letter sent to Houska, 25, on September 6, the Instagram post in question is a video of her Read More

Equifax breach proves bad employees are worse than good hackers

The recent Equifax data breach has prompted a congressional review of the company’s security practices. This follows the announcement that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is also investigating the company. What, at first, appeared...Show More Summary

US FTC Publicly Confirms Equifax Investigation, Revealing Just How Horrific This Breach Is

Thanks to intense public outcry in the US, the Federal Trade Commission has confirmed that it is investigating Equifax's vast array of screw-ups surrounding the security breach that compromised the personal data of an estimated 143 million Americans. More »      

FTC launches investigation into Equifax hack as expert predicts doom for the company

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has launched an investigation into the hack of consumer credit reporting agency Equifax Inc. as an expert has predicted that the company itself may not survive the fall out. The investigation, confirmed...Show More Summary

FTC is investigating the Equifax hack

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

(Reuters) — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it was investigating Equifax Inc’s massive data breach, a rare public confirmation, as a top Democrat suggested the credit-monitoring company’s corporate leaders might need to resign. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer also compared Equifax to Enron, a U.S. energy company that was consumed in scandal […]

U.S. FTC probes Equifax, top Democrat likens it to Enron

By Dustin Volz and Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it was investigating Equifax Inc's massive data breach, and a top Democrat suggested the credit-monitoring company's corporate leaders might need to resign. Show More Summary

Federal Trade Commission investigating Equifax breach

The Federal Trade Commission has become the latest authority to announce an investigation into the massive security breach at credit agency Equifax.

Federal Trade Commission opens probe on Equifax after historic hack

The Federal Trade Commission has opened a probe into Equifax’s historic data hack, where hackers stole the sensitive personal information of about 143 million people. Jose Sepulveda (@josesepulvedatv) has more.        

Federal Trade Commission investigating Equifax breach

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission has become the latest entity to announce an investigation into the security breach at Equifax. The FTC said Thursday that it was opening an investigation into how Equifax got hacked and 143 million Americans' personal information was either accessed or stolen. Show More Summary

FTC confirms it's investigating Equifax breach — a highly unusual move

The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it is investigating the massive data breach at credit reporting firm Equifax, adding America’s top consumer watchdog to the chorus of federal lawmakers and regulators expressing alarm over the unauthorized access of 143 million Americans’ personal data....

Federal Trade Commission probes Equifax hack, shares tumble

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it has opened an investigation into the massive data breach at Equifax Inc, in a rare public disclosure that sent shares tumbling to their lowest in more than two years. “The FTC typically does not comment on ongoing investigations. However, in...

Equifax Bonds Crash As FTC Confirms Investigation Into Massive Hack

While not entirely surprising given the demands from politicians, The Hill reports that The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday announced that it had launched an investigation into the Equifax breach that left sensitive informationShow More Summary

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