The Federal Trade Commission last week settled with Goldenshore Technologies, the company behind a popular flashlight app that secretly collected and shared user information with advertisers. I previously wrote that the settlement serves as a reminder that government agencies aren’t the only ones secretly monitoring many Internet users. Show More Summary
Throughout 2013, there has been a major push to get legislation passed in the United States to restrain patent trolls. Back in April, for example, in a very long comments document submitted to both the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, several companies, including Red Hat and Google, urged arms of the U.S. Show More Summary
Most U.S. utilities have little interaction with the Federal Trade Commission, which is best known for its role in enforcing anti-trust laws. But the FTC also houses the Bureau of Consumer Protection. Under that guise, it is beginning to examine consumer privacy and security for what many are calling “the Internet of Things.” via Smart Continue reading ?
The Interactive Advertising Bureau is attempting to set industry standards in regards to native advertising, though whether or not self-regulation by advertisers will be enough to satisfy the Federal Trade Commission remains to be s...
Yeah, the headline is correct. The Federal Trade Commission is trying to put together its case for or against native advertising. Unfortunately, the agency isn’t sure about the true nature of native ads and admitted as much following its own conference. Leave it to a government agency to, in effect, confuse itself. Adweek reports A […]
Dec. 4 - 5, 2013 Redwood City, CA Tickets on Sale Now Native advertising is one of the Biggest New Things in that realm, but now the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is pointing out that the genre needs to …
The European Commission has cleared Microsoft’s acquisition of the devices and services division of Finland’s Nokia, it said Wednesday. The decision follows approval of the US$7 billion deal by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over the weekend. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The growing online usage of ads designed to blend in with the rest of a website's content, a practice known as "native advertising," may be illegal in some instances, the Federal Trade Commission warned on Wednesday.
Another firm is challenging the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to regulate corporate cybersecurity.
Veteran antitrust lawyer Richard Feinstein is returning to private practice at Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP after four years as director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition.
Australia’s three surviving car makers have called for continued financial support, a reassessment of tariffs and trade agreements, and policy clarity in their submissions to the Federal Government’s inquiry into the current state and...Show More Summary
The US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission has approved Microsoft's purchase of Nokia’s Devices and Services division.
The U.S Federal Trade Commission today approved Microsoft's proposed $7.2 billion purchase of Nokia's handset business. Microsoft first announced the plan in early September. With the U.S. government on board, Microsoft is one step closer to absorbing Nokia's phone-making capabilities. Show More Summary
The Federal Trade Commission has signed off on the Nokia-Microsoft deal, meaning that there is little if anything left that could derail the potential marriage of Microsoft's money and Nokia's hardware business.
Kimberley Strassel has a fine piece in today’s Wall St. Journal highlighting a senseless, absurd assault on piano teachers by the Obama administration’s Federal Trade Commission. It is yet another example of this administration, which...Show More Summary
Background: the Federal Trade Commission got a bug up ah, decided that some boilerplate, non-binding, non-enforceable language in the Music Teachers National Association (a small nonprofit out of Ohio) represented an attempt to jackShow More Summary
Robocallers Reach Settlement with the FTC Two more people and four companies have agreed to settle charges in the “Rachel robocall” scheme, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The six defendants agreed to pay a partially suspended $11.9 million judgment for charging illegal upfront fees during telemarketing calls in which they falsely claimed they could [...]
At the beginning of December, the Federal Trade Commission plans to hold a native advertising workshop to discuss the format and what regulations and restrictions might need to be in place. Some feel that the format is too far outside of anything the FTC can regulate and that the workshop will end up being fruitless […]
One hundred years ago Congress created the Federal Trade Commission to serve as this nation's consumer protection cop. Recognizing the limits of the antitrust laws and the lack of consumer protection law Congress gave it broad powers...Show More Summary