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The FCC’s net neutrality plan may have even bigger ramifications in light of this obscure court case

The FCC wants to let the Federal Trade Commission handle net neutrality complaints. But this lawsuit could limit the FTC's power.

How Influencers and Brands Can Steer Clear of the FTC

As influencer marketing has seen immense growth in the past couple of years, the Federal Trade Commission has stepped in to define guidelines for how influencers and brands should disclose their partnerships. The first move came in August 2016, when the FTC specified how sponsored posts should be disclosed--using shortcut hashtags like #spon and #sp...

FTC Finalizes Its First Settlement For Social Media Influencers

This week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) unanimously approved, by way of a 2-0 vote, a finalized order in what has become widely known as the first-ever FTC case brought against individual social media influencers. As previouslyShow More Summary

The People Who Police the Internet Are Changing

The Federal Trade Commission will take over policing the carriers that own the internet’s pipes, in a shift that ushers in a new phase of the internet’s development and the way consumers experience it.

Government says not so fast on CoStar’s acquisition

The rapid clip at which the CoStar Group has been acquiring competing online property sites hit a snag after the Federal Trade Commission temporarily halted plans to purchase the apartment rental site until both companies provide more information about the deal...

Schumer seeks scrutiny of home DNA test privacy policies

Sen. Charles Schumer wants the Federal Trade Commission to scrutinize how companies that offer at-home DNA testing kits are handling the genetic data. The Senate Democratic leader says Sunday he's … Click to Continue »

FTC: We are evaluating “serious issues” in Uber data breach

In light of Uber’s recent data breach, the ride-hailer is being investigated by regulators in the U.K., Australia, the Philippines, and New York. Now, Federal Trade Commission is joining that list, reports TechCrunch. The FTC responded...Show More Summary

TripAdvisor draws FTC attention after deleting reviews alleging rape and wrongful death

Dozens, if not hundreds, of cautionary tales have been removed from TripAdvisor for vague reasons, and new reports reveal the company is under scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission. An investigation into the deleted reviews reveals that many of them concerned assaults, rapes, or other kinds of bad behavior on the grounds of establishments. Show More Summary

Senator Richard Blumenthal urges FTC to probe Uber’s handling of breach

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal on Wednesday urged the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Uber Technologies Inc’s [UBER.UL] decision to pay off hackers behind a massive data breach without warning customers or drivers, which he called “inexplicable.” “I urge (the)...

Apple faces government investigation over patent infringement complaint

A federal regulator announced an investigation into Apple on Tuesday over claims that elements of the tech giant's products violate another company's patents, Reuters reported. The U.S. International Trade Commission launched the probe...Show More Summary

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

2 months agoTechnology : 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! 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

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