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FTC Shuts Down Credit Repair Business Masquerading As The Federal Trade Commission

Fraudsters have been known to scam unsuspecting consumers by claiming to be agents with the federal government. So, in a bit of poetic justice, the Federal Trade Commission had a hand in shutting down a business calling itself the “FTC Credit Solutions.” The (legitimate) FTC announced today that a federal court granted its request to halt the operation of the … [More]

Operation Ruse Control Brings The Hammer Down On Deceptive Dealer Practices

The Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday its results from Operation Ruse Control, a collection of investigations over deceptive dealer practices. The FTC-led campaign involved 32 law enforcement agencies in the United States and...Show More Summary

Feds cracking down on fraudulent dealer practices

The Federal Trade Commission is wrapping up its so-called Operation Ruse Control, which went after car dealers for deceptive advertising and other types of fraud. It resulted in 252 enforcement actions and six cases for the FTC. Continue...Show More Summary

FTC’s Auto Industry Crackdown Includes Deceptive Advertising, Fraudulent Add-Ons & Improper Loan Modifications

A two-country crackdown on auto dealers’ deceptive, fraudulent practices culminated in six enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission resulting in more than $2.6 million in judgements and consumer refunds. The Federal...Show More Summary

Scandal of FTC Burying Staff Analysis of Google's Search Advertising Monopoly Power

When the Wall Street Journal accidently got their hands on an original staff report from the Federal Trade Commission antitrust investigation of Google, many in the media focused on where the FTC staff report on Google differed withShow More Summary

Could the FTC’s inability to regulate Internet providers come to an end?

Federal officials are discussing an end to the Federal Trade Commission's legal prohibition on regulating Internet providers and telecom companies — a move that could give Washington wider authority to police perceived abuses and consumer harms in an increasingly important part of the economy.Read full article >>

FTC Rules Against Napster Co-Founder in Jerk.com Case

In a five-to-zero vote, the Federal Trade Commission ruled Wednesday that a website operated by Napster co-founder John Fanning had misled consumers. The site presented users with personal profiles of themselves labeled “Jerk” or “Not a Jerk,” purportedly posted by other users. Show More Summary

FTC Pushes Back Against Criticism Of Its Inquiry Into Google’s Search Practices

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a comment today pushing against a rising media narrative that it may have gone too easy on Google during its multi-year antitrust probe on the search company’s ranking of results to benefit its own products. In the end, Google agreed to change some of its business practices, and the FTC closed its investigation. Read More

Google vs. the FTC

Last Thursday night, the Wall Street Journal revealed that in 2012, Federal Trade Commission investigators had concluded that Google had unlawfully “used anticompetitive tactics and abused its monopoly power.” On the Web, fingers wagged...Show More Summary

Google’s Business and the FTC

Until recently, most of what was known about Google Inc.’s antitrust run-in with the Federal Trade Commission is that the agency declined to bring a suit. Such a move would have been one of highest-profile antitrust cases in recent years and would have challenged several elements of Google’s business.

Secret FTC Report Says Google Promoted Its Services Above Others in Search Results

In 2013, the Federal Trade Commission cleared Google of charges that the company had stifled competition by rigging its search results to promote its own content and services (like restaurant recommendations and flight results). ButShow More Summary

Yes, Google Manipulated Its Search Results. It’s Probably Allowed To.

On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal published an explosive story on a Federal Trade Commission report detailing how Google manipulated its search results to benefit its own services. In most other contexts, this kind of monopoly-building practice would probably put Google on the losing end of an antitrust lawsuit. Show More Summary

Google’s Business and the FTC

Until recently, most of what was known about Google Inc.’s antitrust run-in with the Federal Trade Commission is that the agency declined to bring a suit. Such a move would have been one of highest-profile antitrust cases in recent years and would have challenged several elements of Google’s business.

The FTC is trying to become more of a new technology watchdog

The Federal Trade Commission is trying to become a stronger watchdog over brand new technologies like connected cars and smart homes. The FCC just announced a new unit called the Office of Technology Research and Investigation, which...Show More Summary

Broadband companies sue FCC over ‘capricious’ net neutrality rules

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. broadband providers on Monday filed lawsuits against the Federal Communications Commission’s recently approved net neutrality rules, launching what is a expected to be a series of legal challenges. Broadband industry trade group USTelecom filed a lawsuit against the FCC in the U.S. Court...

FTC Opens Tech Office To Protect Consumers In This Strange New Connected World

The FTC's new office will aim straight for the Internet's diciest issues: privacy, data security, big data, and The Internet of Things. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is creating a new investigatory arm for its Bureau of ConsumerShow More Summary

Because Technology Isn’t Going Away, FTC Creates Division Dedicated To Internet Of Things

With technology now touching nearly every aspect of consumers’ lives, the Federal Trade Commission wants to put more focus on privacy, big data and “smart” everything. To ensure it’s capable of protecting consumers from these rapidly...Show More Summary

The FTC beefs up technology investigations with new office

The Federal Trade Commission is already the de facto government watchdog for digital privacy. Now, the agency is hiring more people to investigate how technological advancements affect consumers. "Today, I am pleased to announce theShow More Summary

Google News buries news of Google's FTC investigation under Daniel Lyons fluff

After the embarrassing leak of a U.S. Federal Trade Commission investigation that described how Google shifted around its search results to harm competition, Google News has shifted its search results to harm journalism, promoting instead a fluff piece glorifying Google, written by Daniel Lyons.

FTC report sheds light on Google's dirty laundry

A previously undisclosed report by staffers at the Federal Trade Commission reveals new details about how Google manipulated search results to favour its own services.

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