Topic: Federal Trade Commission
Federal Trade Commission News
// 20 hours ago
Judge: Qualcomm violated U.S. antitrust law with license deals
A judge has ruled against chip maker Qualcomm in a federal antitrust suit, saying the firm illegally charged artificially high prices to license its technology.
// 1 week ago
FTC complaint: Amazon Echo Dot Kids illegally records voices
Retail giant Amazon is violating federal law by capturing and saving customers' voice conversations through its popular Echo Dot digital assistant for children, advocacy groups said in a complaint Thursday.
// 4 weeks ago
Irish regulators examine Facebook over storage of passwords
Ireland's Data Protection Commission said Thursday it's opened an investigation into Facebook over its storage of passwords that will look for violations of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation rules.
// 1 month ago
Judge gives 'swatter' 20 years for causing Kansas man's death
Tyler Barriss, whose "swattings" of 911 and bomb threat hoax telephone calls led to the death of a Kansas man, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday.
// 2 months ago
Rite Aid cutting 400 jobs in major company shake-up
Rite Aid plans to eliminate hundreds of jobs in a restructuring plan that will also replace its CEO and several key positions, the pharmacy chain said.
// 2 months ago
FTC hits TikTok with $5.7M penalty for collecting kids' info without consent
Video-sharing app TikTok agreed to pay $5.7 million to settle allegations that an app it merged with illegally collected personal information from children.
// 3 months ago
Britain accuses Facebook of intentionally violating data privacy laws
Social media giant Facebook is under fire again in Britain, where lawmakers say the company intentionally violated privacy and anti-competition laws.
// 4 months ago
Trump to head to Mexican border in Texas on Thursday
President Donald Trump will visit the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas on Thursday to survey security.
// 5 months ago
Washington, D.C., AG sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal
The attorney general for Washington, D.C., sued Facebook, accusing the company of failing to protect users' data from Cambridge Analytica.
// 5 months ago
Consumer groups file complaint with FTC over Google child apps
Consumer advocate groups are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether child-friendly games available in the Google Play store violate privacy laws with targeted ads.
// 6 months ago
FTC orders MoneyGram to pay $125M in settlement
MoneyGram International agreed Thursday to pay $125 million to settle claims it failed to prevent fraudulent money transfers.
// 7 months ago
Uber agrees to $148M settlement for hiding 2016 data breach
Ride-share giant Uber has agreed to pay nearly $150 million to settle charges related to its massive data breach two years ago.
// 8 months ago
GAO: Equifax spent $200M on security upgrades after 2017 data breach
A government report Friday detailed the actions taken over the past year by credit reporting agency Equifax, in response to a major data breach.
// 9 months ago
FDA to review plant products sold using the term 'milk'
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is reviewing the use of the term milk in marketing for plant-based products, FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said on Thursday.
// 10 months ago
Trump orders DOJ task force to investigate wide range of fraud
The Department of Justice announced an interagency task force ordered by President Donald Trump Wednesday, that will combat consumer fraud.
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