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Google and Facebook could be in FTC crosshairs - CNET

During a Senate confirmation hearing, nominees to serve on the Federal Trade Commission say they’d be open to considering antitrust action against big tech firms.

Nominee for FTC chairman signals scrutiny for tech giants

At a confirmation hearing for the Federal Trade Commission, several senators asked about the rise of Facebook and Google.

FTC nominees open to tech probes, concerned about high drug prices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission should be open to investigating big tech firms like Google or Facebook if they use their power inappropriately and should create a drug pricing task force to identify unusual price increases, Joe Simons said at a hearing to consider his nomination to head the agency.

FTC False Advertising Order Marks Largest-Ever Fine Paid by an Ad Agency

This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Marketing Architects, Inc. (MAI), an advertising agency based in Minneapolis, Minn., agreed to pay $2 million to settle a false advertising complaint filed with the FTC and the State of Maine Attorney General's Office. The decision is unique in that it represents the largest-ever penalty levied...

Sorry, Rex Tillerson isn't offering you a $1.85 million ATM card - CNET

3 weeks agoTechnology / Internet : Webware

Commentary: The Federal Trade Commission warns of an email scam that suggests the secretary of state is participating in a big giveaway.

FTC Regional Director And SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director Added To Tubefilter Meetup

3 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

Last September, the Federal Trade Commission (aka FTC)—a governmental agency that works to promote competition, and protect and educate consumers—issued a warning letter to 21 influencers who were allegedly in violation of the FTC’s Endorsement Guides. Show More Summary

Tubefilter Meetup With SAG•AFTRA: The ABCs Of The FTC—How To Protect Your Brand Like A Boss

4 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

Last September, the Federal Trade Commission (aka FTC)—a governmental agency that works to promote competition, and protect and educate consumers—issued a warning letter to 21 influencers who were allegedly in violation of the FTC’s Endorsement Guides. Show More Summary

Feel Good Story of the Day

(Steven Hayward) I recall talking once with Daniel Oliver about his experience as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission under President Ronaldus Magnus, and especially how his greatest moment of satisfaction came when the Washington...Show More Summary

The US government is charging three bitcoin companies with fraud

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed federal civil enforcement lawsuits against three virtual currency operators. The list of charges is extensive, and includes fraud, misrepresentation, and misappropriation in connection...Show More Summary

FTC to Investigate Broadcom's Business Practices

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission today said it is investigating potential anticompetitive negotiating tactics used by Broadcom. Of note, the FTC believes Broadcom has altered its practices by requiring some customers to buy a certain percentage of its production items, rather than an absolute number or quantity. Show More Summary

Nevada and FTC Sue Revenge-Porn Website

In a recent lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission and the state of Nevada against the website MyEx.com and its affiliates and operators, the government is looking to shut down one of the most notorious revenge-porn websites. And if you were looking to get one last NSFW sneak......

Proposed law would impose huge fines for credit reporting agency data breaches

New legislation being pushed by two Senate Democrats would give the Federal Trade Commission the power to fine credit reporting agencies that fail to protect consumer information from data breaches. The proposed law, called the Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act 2018 is being proposed by Sens. Show More Summary

Toymaker VTech pays $650,000 to settle complaint related to 2015 hack

Children’s toy maker VTech Holdings Ltd. has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle a complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission related to the hacking and subsequent theft of data on its customers in 2015. The FTC alleged in its complaint...Show More Summary

Toy maker VTech to pay $650,000 to settle FTC allegations of children's privacy violations

VTech Electronics, a maker of electronic toys, has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle charges from the Federal Trade Commission that it collected personal information on hundreds of thousands of children without their parents knowing. VTech — a Hong Kong company whose North American operations are...

Electronic toymaker VTech reaches $650K FTC settlement over child privacy rule violations

Federal Trade Commission settlement marks the regulator's first children's privacy and security case involving connected toys        

Smart Toy Maker To Pay $650,000 After Millions Of Kids Get Hacked

In recent years, a number of toy makers have come under fire for developing children's smart devices that turn out to be privacy nightmares, and a company called VTech Electronics has just settled the US Federal Trade Commission's first case involving an internet-connected toy. Show More Summary

Electronic Toymaker VTech Settles for $650,000 With FTC Over Children’s Privacy Suit

Shannon Liao, reporting for The Verge: The Federal Trade Commission said today that the electronic oymaker VTech Electronics has agreed to settle for a fine of $625,000, to be paid within the next seven days, after charges that it violated children’s privacy. Show More Summary

Lobbying Group For Google, Amazon, And 40 Other Tech Giants Will Intervene In US Net Neutrality Lawsuit

A trade group representing more than 40 of the US' biggest tech companies announced last week plans to intervene in a lawsuit against the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over its 2017 order dismantling net neutrality protections for American consumers. More »      

Silicon Valley’s biggest lobbying group says it’s going to sue the FCC over net neutrality

2 months agoTechnology : Post Tech

The major trade group representing Facebook, Google, Netflix and dozens of other tech firms in Washington said Friday that it plans to sue the Federal Communications Commission over its decision to deregulate the broadband industry — drawing fresh battle lines in a years-long fight over the future of the Internet. The Internet Association said it would be […]

The FCC chairman received death threats before canceling his CES appearance

Death threats reportedly prompted Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, to cancel his planned appearance at CES, the giant tech industry trade show that gets underway next week. Pai abruptly withdrew from the...Show More Summary

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