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U.S., Google settle antitrust matter

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission says Google, in a settlement, has agreed to change its business practices following a two-year antitrust investigation.

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FTC beefs up online protections for kids

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission says it's strengthening privacy protection for kids online and giving parents more control of children's Internet activities.

Concerns remain over kids' apps privacy

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission says there has been little progress in addressing privacy concerns regarding mobile applications aimed at children.

Supreme Court to take drug pricing case

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said it will rule in a case involving payments by pharmaceutical companies to rivals in return for delaying sales of generic drugs.

FTC shuts down robocall credit card scams

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Five companies behind a credit card "rate" scheme and other credit card robocalls were shut down, the Federal Trade Commission announced.

Celebrity fan website operator fined

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- A music fan website operator will pay a $1 million fine over charges it improperly collected personal information from children under 13, U.S. officials said.

FTC goes after 'scareware' scammers

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The Federal Trade Commission says "scareware" scammers have tricked thousands of victims into handing over full access to their Windows PCs.

Sen.: Gas price spike worth investigating

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- A California lawmaker said in a letter to federal regulators that there was no reduction in gasoline supplies that warranted a rise in retail prices.

Google to pay $22 million in browser fine

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Google will pay $22.5 million to settle charges it misrepresented privacy assurances to users of Apple's Safari Internet browser, U.S. officials said.
FTC, Facebook reach privacy agreement

FTC, Facebook reach privacy agreement

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Facebook, accused of deceiving its customers, has agreed to take steps to assure their privacy won't be violated in the future, U.S. regulators said Tuesday.

U.S., EU revise antitrust best practices

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. and European antitrust officials issued an updated set of best practices used for coordinating merger reviews Friday, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Debt-settlement firms face new rules

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said companies helping consumers dig out of debt would be barred in the future from accepting payment in advance.
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Jon Leibowitz

Jon Leibowitz (born June 17, 1958) is the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, an independent agency of the United States Government. He was sworn in as a commissioner on September 3, 2004, and became chairman on March 2, 2009.

In joining the Commission, Leibowitz resumed a long career of public service. He was the Democratic Chief Counsel and Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee (1997–2000), where he focused on competition policy and telecommunications matters and was known for developing bipartisan consensus. He served as Chief Counsel and Staff Director for the Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism and Technology from 1995 to 1996 and the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice (1991–1994). In addition, he served as Chief Counsel to Senator Herb Kohl (1989–2000) and worked for Senator Paul Simon (1986–1987). Leibowitz was the Motion Picture Association of America's Vice President for Congressional Affairs (2000–2004), and an attorney in private practice in Washington, D.C. (1984–1986).

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a B.A. in American History (1980), Leibowitz graduated from the New York University School of Law in 1984. He is married to Washington Post journalist Ruth Marcus, and the couple has two children.

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