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FTC Bans Second Company From Selling Location Data
The Federal Trade Commission is continuing its crackdown on data brokers, banning a second company from selling precise location data....
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FTC Shuts Down X-Mode’s Location Data Business
In a win for consumers, the Federal Trade Commission has prohibited X-Mode from selling consumer location data....
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FTC Wants to Kill Junk Fees
The Federal Trade Commission has proposed new rules to eliminate junk fees across a range of industries....
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FTC Judge Says Intuit Must Stop Saying TurboTax Is ‘Free’
Intuit was dealt a setback in its marketing efforts for TurboTax, with an FTC judge saying the company broke the law and must stop calling it "free."...
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Sen. Wyden: ‘Hold Microsoft Responsible for Its Negligent Cybersecurity Practices’
Senator Ron Wyden is calling on the Department of Justice to "hold Microsoft responsible for its Negligent cybersecurity practices."...
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FTC Looks to Modify Merger Guidelines In the Wake of High-Profile Defeats
The Federal Trade Commission is looking to adjust the rules and guidelines used to evaluate mergers following a string of high-profile defeats....
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FTC Investigating OpenAI Over Consumer Protection Concerns
OpenAI is in the FTC's crosshairs, with the agency opening an investigation to see if the company is adequately protecting consumers....
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Court Sides With Microsoft Against the FTC
The Federal Trade Commission has lost its bid to win a temporary injunction to block Microsoft's Activision Blizzard purchase....
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FTC Takes Aim At Fake Reviews and Testimonials
The Federal Trade Commission is preparing to tackle fake reviews and testimonials, proposing rules to ban them....
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Senator Cramer Targets Sony In Microsoft/Activision Deal
Senator Kevin Cramer has written a letter to Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida expressing concerns about the company's exclusionary deals....
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FTC Preparing Its Most Ambitious Antitrust Case Yet Against Amazon
The Federal Trade Commission is going after Amazon again, this time preparing a case that is its most ambitious attempt to reign in the e-commerce gia...
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Activision Will Likely Abandon Microsoft Deal if FTC Wins Ruling
Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has indicated that his company would likely end its efforts to sell to Microsoft if the FTC wins its case....
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Email Reportedly Proves Microsoft’s Activision Deal Is Aimed At Killing PlayStation
Lawyers are arguing that a Microsoft email provides "uncontroverted evidence" that Microsoft's Activision deal is aimed at killing rival PlayStation....
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FTC Sues Amazon For Using ‘Dark Patterns’ to Trick Users Into Prime Subscriptions
The Federal Trade Commission has sued Amazon, accusing the e-commerce giant of using "dark patterns" to trick people into Prime subscriptions and maki...
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US Judge Temporarily Blocks Microsoft/Activision Deal
A US federal judge has temporarily blocked Microsoft's purchase of Actvision Blizzard in response to an FTC complaint asking for an injunction....
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FTC Files Injunction to Stop Microsoft/Activision Deal
The Federal Trade Commission is ramping up its efforts to stop Microsoft's purchase of Activision Blizzard, filing a temporary injunction to block it....
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Microsoft Agrees to $20 Million Settlement With FTC Over Kids’ Data on the Xbox
The Federal Trade Commission announced it has reached a settlement agreement with Microsoft for $20 million over how it handled kids' data on the Xbox...
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FTC’s Ring Settlement Shows Why Companies Don’t Respect User Privacy
Consumers who wonder why companies don't respect user privacy should look to the FTC's settlement with Ring as Exhibit A....
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FTC’s ‘Blanket Prohibition’ Would Prohibit Facebook From Profiting Off of Youth Data
The Federal Trade Commission is proposing new protections that would prohibit Facebook from profiting off of youth data....
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FTC Fines Bountiful Company for Hijacking Amazon Reviews
The Federal Trade Commission has fined Bountiful Company, the maker of Nature's Bounty vitamins, for hijacking Amazon's reviews....
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