The Wall Street Journal reported that the FTC is preparing a possible antitrust lawsuit against Facebook. The news comes as celebrities say they will boycott Instagram for one day as part of the "Stop Hate for Profit" campaign regarding the handling of misinformation and hate speech on the social media company's platforms. CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" crew discusses.
CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified two days this week to the FTC as part of an antitrust probe into Big-Tech.
"There are a lot of tears on everybody's part and that feels terrible. It feels terrible. And the stress is real."
TikTok is the most downloaded app of 2020. But the company faces a slew of regulatory hurdles, privacy concerns and allegations of censorship. Experts say these issues will be the first priority for its new CEO, Kevin Mayer.
TikTok is the most downloaded app of 2020. Quarantines have spurred millions of new users to hop on board and learn about the latest dance trends and memes, but the app also faces a slew of regulatory hurdles, privacy concerns and allegations of censorship tied to its Chinese ownership. Experts say these issues will be the first priority for the company's new CEO, Kevin Mayer.
Scammers are "ingeniously evil," so now is the time to protect yourself.
About 1 in 5 consumers say they've been fielding robocalls and texts related to the coronavirus, and that the incidence of overall robocalls is rising.
Billions of dollars sent by the government have been a financial lifeline for Americans, but they've also been a target for fraud. Andrew Smith, head of FTC bureau of consumer protection, joins 'Power Lunch' to discuss how the agency is fighting back.
Noah Phillips, commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, joins "Squawk Alley" to discuss a ban of mergers and acquisitions proposed in Congress.
The FTC sent warning letters to ten multilevel marketing companies, including doTerra and Rodan & Fields, because of claims about treating or preventing coronavirus, or about new earnings opportunities if people have lost income.
Recode's Kara Swisher joins "Squawk Alley" to discuss the FTC's probe into acquisitions made by tech companies.
Scammers use fake checks to dupe even skeptical consumers by exploiting how quickly funds are credited to accounts.
The odds of regulators forcing break ups of tech companies are low, a Bank of America analyst said, but some of the stocks could benefit.
Recode executive editor Kara Swisher and Stuart Frankel's Steve Grasso discuss the Federal Trade Commission announcement it will examine prior acquisitions by Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft, with CNBC's "Closing Bell" team.
The FTC has sent notices to five Big Tech companies seeking information about small acquisitions over the past decade, not previously reported to regulators. CNBC's Ylan Mui reports.
Frank Abagnale's exploits as a con artist were depicted in the 2002 movie "Catch Me If You Can." Abagnale now works with the FBI to teach agents about scams.
The 2010s opened with big ambitions of protecting consumers after the financial crisis. There has been progress, but not as much as some had hoped.
The Federal Trade Commission received 73,000 reports of Social Security fraud in the first six months of 2019. Here's what to do if you get a call claiming it's Social Security.
Facebook is finding itself under more regulatory scrutiny over its proposal to integrate WhatsApp and Instagram. Reports say the Federal Trade Commission may seek a preliminary injunction against Facebook as soon as next month over concerns that the integration of the messaging services could violate antitrust law. Mark Mahaney, lead internet analyst at RBC Capital Markets, joins "Squawk Box" to discuss.
The Federal Trade Commission is considering seeking a preliminary injunction against Facebook over antitrust concerns, The Wall Street Journal reported.The injunction would likely seek to block Facebook from enforcing policies around how its apps interact with each other and work with potential rivals, sources told the Journal. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports.