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Kinder clears unification hurdle

Kinder clears unification hurdle

HOUSTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Pipeline company Kinder Morgan Inc. said it was cleared by the U.S. government to consolidate its operations under a single banner.
Daniel J. Graeber
FTC sues Amazon over in-app purchases

FTC sues Amazon over in-app purchases

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) --The Federal Trade Commission sued Amazon Thursday for billing parents millions of dollars for unauthorized in-app purchases made by their children.
Ananth Baliga
UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2014
By United Press International
Facebook to use browsing history to better target ads, let users alter ad profiles

Facebook to use browsing history to better target ads, let users alter ad profiles

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 12 (UPI) --Facebook announced Thursday they will use browsing and mobile app data to provide better ad targeting, and also allow users to alter their ad profiles.
Ananth Baliga
WhatsApp co-founder on FB deal: "It's going to change my life"

WhatsApp co-founder on FB deal: "It's going to change my life"

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 5 (UPI) --WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton said that he is still "numb" from the Facebook deal and is trying to come to terms with his new life as a a billionaire.
Ananth Baliga
FTC asks Congress to regulate data brokers

FTC asks Congress to regulate data brokers

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) --The Federal Trade Commission has asked Congress to regulate data brokers to be more transparent about the information they collect and use.
Ananth Baliga
Privacy group: Snapchat, AT&T and Amazon are least trustworthy with data

Privacy group: Snapchat, AT&T and Amazon are least trustworthy with data

SAN FRANCISCO, May 15 (UPI) --Amazon, AT&T and Snapchat ranked among the worst companies when it comes to protecting user's privacy and handling data requests from the government.
Ananth Baliga
FTC: Snapchat misled users about disappearing messages

FTC: Snapchat misled users about disappearing messages

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) --Snapchat has settled with the Federal Trade Commission for misleading users about the nature of the disappearing messages sent using the popular app.
Ananth Baliga
FTC OKs Facebook-WhatsApp deal, warns both to honor privacy promises

FTC OKs Facebook-WhatsApp deal, warns both to honor privacy promises

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- The FTC has approved the $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook, but warned both companies to honor privacy promises made to users after the deal.
Ananth Baliga
Terrell McSweeny confirmed to FTC

Terrell McSweeny confirmed to FTC

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The Senate voted Wednesday to easily confirm Terrell McSweeny to be the third Democractic commissioner on the five-member Federal Trade Commission.
Gabrielle Levy
After Target breach, FTC wants federal regulation

After Target breach, FTC wants federal regulation

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Senate Commerce Committee called for federal standards to require companies to protect customer data following the massive security breach at Target last year.
Gabrielle Levy
Indian fair trade watchdog slaps $5B fine on Google

Indian fair trade watchdog slaps $5B fine on Google

NEW DELHI, March 10 (UPI) -- Google faces a $5 billion fine in India if it is found to have violated competition laws of the country, just days after settling a similar case with the E.U.
Ananth Baliga
Privacy groups: FTC should investigate Facebook-WhatsApp deal

Privacy groups: FTC should investigate Facebook-WhatsApp deal

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 7 (UPI) -- Privacy groups asked the FTC to investigate the Facebook-WhatsApp deal, saying it's unclear what Facebook will do with the personal data of WhatsApp's users.
Ananth Baliga

Supreme Court announces five new cases

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday it has agreed to hear five new cases in its upcoming term.

Apple presses case for patent law reform

CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. technology giant Apple Inc. is pushing for patent law reforms to deter law firms from pursuing opportunistic lawsuits, court papers indicate.
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