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The FTC Has Been Busy

16 hours agoIndustries / Law : Zamansky

The Federal Trade Commission, an independent agency of the U.S. government, has recently been moving to block mergers between large, powerful corporations. The reasoning behind the FTC’s drive to shut down certain large mergers is simple. Show More Summary

The States With the Highest Rates of Identity Theft

Identity theft rates are up, and the problem is worse in some areas than others. 24/7 Wall St. looked at data from the Federal Trade Commission to reveal the states with the highest rates of identity theft. Read more...

FTC Rejects Congressional Inquiry into Clinton Foundation Transparency (or Lack of It)

Marsha Blackburn, a Republican from Tennessee, blasted the Federal Trade Commission’s refusal to investigate the Clinton Foundation’s lack of transparency as a charity.

Phil Mickelson not charged but asked to repay nearly $1 million in insider trading case

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Securities and Exchange Commission wants Phil Mickelson to repay nearly $1 million he allegedly made as a result of insider trading but has not criminally charged the golfer, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court. Mickelson is named as a "relief defendant" in the U.S. District...

Lessons Learned From Lord & Taylor’s Run-In With the FTC

In case you missed it, Lord & Taylor recently came under fire with the Federal Trade Commission as a result of one of its influencer marketing campaigns. The brand had partnered with several fashion bloggers and Nylon to promote its new Design Lab clothing line. Show More Summary

Antitrust in the Age of Amazon

The Federal Trade Commission’s blocking of the Staples-Office Depot union illustrates the complications the age of Amazon has created in the retail industry.

Google stock down after report that FTC could reopen its antitrust case (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google's stuck dipped nearly 1.5% Wednesday afternoon. The drop closely followed a new report from Politico that said that Federal Trade Commission officials may be thinking about reopening an antitrust investigation about the search...Show More Summary

Afternoon Coffee: Staples & Office Depot Will Not Merge, Canadian Oil-Sands Facilities Suffer Little Damage from Wildfire

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News The proposed merger of Staples and Office Depot is officially dead after a federal judge blocked the $6.3 deal Tuesday. The Federal Trade Commission argued the merger would negatively impact competition in the market. Show More Summary

The Staples-Office Depot Merger Fail — A Post-Mortem Analysis

Categories: Analysis, Category Intelligence (Indirect), Industry News, M&A Tags: Genreal News It’s official: The planned merger of Staples and Office Depot is not going to happen. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) argued that there was "reasonable probability" that the merger would "substantially impair competition. Show More Summary

How cosmetic companies use science to back up product advertising

If claims on cosmetic products' labels are to be believed, users would all look 10 years younger and have luscious, frizz-proof hair. But advertising and truth aren't always aligned. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has called out some companies for promoting products using spurious claims. Show More Summary

The federal government wants cell phone security to be vastly improved

The Obama administration has sent letters to the country’s major cell phone manufacturers and wireless networks, asking them to help the Federal Trade Commission (FCC), better understand how phones get security updates. Regulators say they are “concerned” with how quickly cell phone updates are issued after a bug is discovered and made public. Show More Summary

FTC orders Microsoft to provide them with info on security update practices

In order to gain a better understanding of security in the mobile ecosystem, the Federal Trade Commission yesterday issued orders to eight mobile device manufacturers including Microsoft asking them to provide information about how they issue security updates to address vulnerabilities in smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. Show More Summary

FTC, FCC want to know more about how carriers and manufacturers issue security updates

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have embarked on a joint fact-finding mission of sorts to better understand how security is handled by mobile device manufacturers. As part of the joint inquiry, the FTC notes that it has issued orders to eight companies to gauge how each issues security updates. Show More Summary

Bill Ackman's famous short is shooting up 12%

Shares of Herbalife are soaring to their highest level in a year after the company hinted at a possible resolvement to its case with the Federal Trade Commission. Herbalife CEO Michael Johnson said that the investigation by the FTC is...Show More Summary

How to use Venmo, the app that young people are replacing cash with

Venmo has turned from a simple way to pay friends into a cultural juggernaut. Like "Ubering" and "Googling," Venmo has become a verb: "Venmo me." There have been concerns about Venmo's security and a Federal Trade Commission investigation, but the app has continued its meteoric growth. Show More Summary

'Spying Billboards' Trigger Calls for Investigation

Senator Charles Schumer is calling for a federal investigation by the Federal Trade Commission into Clear Channel’s “spying billboards,” which access the mobile devices of those in close proximity.

Venmo is under FTC investigation for possible deceptive or unfair practices

PayPal owned payments system Venmo is currently under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. The popular payment app is being investigated for possible deceptive or unfair practices. The company on Monday said it received a Civil Investigative Demand in March requesting documents and answers to written questions about the service. Show More Summary

PayPal's popular app for sending money, Venmo, is facing a federal investigation

The Federal Trade Commission is looking into whether Venmo, PayPal's popular peer-to-peer payment service, engages in "deceptive or unfair practices." PayPal disclosed the investigation in its quarterly earnings report on Thursday, which...Show More Summary

Business Week on LabMD story

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

The amazing story of how a Federal Trade Commission inquiry devastated a thriving company, following a push from a spurned vendor, is the subject of a feature by Dune Lawrence at Business Week. My take last year at Cato, and more. Tags: Federal Trade Commission, privacy Business Week on LabMD story is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

Amazon is liable for in-app charges racked up by pesky children, federal judge rules

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A federal judge ruled that Amazon is responsible for billing parents unauthorized charges that kids made within apps, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. (more…)

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