Stories tagged: FTC
Fri., July 19, 2019, 5:27 p.m.
The Wall Street Journal says Equifax will pay around $700 million to settle with the FTC over a 2017 data breach that exposed some 150 million people’s social security numbers …
Wed., June 19, 2019, 5:44 p.m.
The Washington Post is reporting that the Federal Trade Commission is in late stages of an investigation into how Google’s YouTube handles children’s videos.
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 2:45 p.m.
Facebook’s stock is plunging following a Wall Street Journal is report that the Federal Trade Commission will lead any antitrust investigation into the company as part of an arrangement that …
UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 8:19 p.m.
Facebook said it expects a fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating whether the social network violated its users’ privacy.
UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 5:04 p.m.
Federal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight of Mark Zuckerberg’s leadership of Facebook over the social network giant’s mishandling of users’ personal information.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 5:22 p.m.
A report says Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission are negotiating a “multibillion dollar” fine for the social network’s privacy lapses.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 3:26 p.m.
A prominent Republican senator on Thursday urged U.S. competition regulators to reopen an investigation into Google and its practices in online search and digital advertising.
Mon., April 9, 2018, 10:14 a.m.
In a complaint filed Monday, child advocates and consumer groups are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and impose potentially billions of dollars of penalties on Google for allegedly …
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 9:25 p.m.
The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook’s privacy practices following a week of privacy scandals including allegations a Trump-affiliated political consulting firm got data inappropriately from millions of Facebook users.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 4:31 p.m.
A U.S. appeals court says the Federal Trade Commission can police telecommunications companies like AT&T – a ruling that’s important because another agency is dropping its oversight with repeal of …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
The FTC said Thursday that it was opening an investigation into how Equifax got hacked and tens of million Americans’ personal information was either accessed or stolen.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 11:49 a.m.
Uber has agreed to settle accusations by America’s top consumer protection agency that the ride-hailing company failed to protect consumers’ sensitive data, a misstep that allegedly allowed employees to access …
UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Amazon has started offering refunds to consumers for unauthorized in-app purchases made between November 2011 and May 2016, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday. During that time, children spent more …
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 8:59 p.m.
House and Senate lawmakers are hoping to push legislation to replace recently repealed Obama-era internet privacy regulations, a move by the Federal Communications Commission that has led to a tide …
Fri., July 15, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
Herbalife Ltd. has agreed to pay $200 million to consumers and change its business practices to settle a two-year federal investigation triggered by allegations from activist investor Bill Ackman.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 9:16 a.m.
Shares of Herbalife surged more than 11 percent in early trading Friday after disclosing that it’s in advanced talks to settle a federal investigation into claims that the company essentially …