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  • WASHINGTON, July 18- The head of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which has investigated Alphabet's Google in the past for abuse of web dominance, said on Wednesday he would take a close look at Europe's recent decision to fine the company 4.34 billion euros. Speaking at a hearing in Capitol Hill, FTC Chairman Joseph Simons said he had spoken on Tuesday with EU...

  • The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that the fake letters may be part of an extortion scam. The forged letters claim to be from the FDA or the Federal Trade Commission, but those agencies almost never issue such warnings to private individuals, but rather to companies, professionals or industry officials. FDA officials have repeatedly warned about the...

  • The U.K.'s Information Commissioner’s Office is hitting Facebook with the maximum possible fine it can impose.

  • LONDON, July 9- The price of aluminium paid by consumers in the United States has risen sharply this year. It has asked the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to "address potentially anticompetitive activities in the aluminum market that are driving up aluminum prices". That's how many members of Congress signed a June 18 letter to the U.S.

  • LONDON, July 9- The price of aluminum paid by consumers in the United States has risen sharply this year. It has asked the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to "address potentially anticompetitive activities in the aluminum market that are driving up aluminum prices." That's how many members of Congress signed a June 18 letter to the U.S.

  • LONDON, July 9- The price of aluminum paid by consumers in the United States has risen sharply this year. It has asked the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to "address potentially anticompetitive activities in the aluminum market that are driving up aluminum prices." That's how many members of Congress signed a June 18 letter to the U.S.

  • LONDON, July 9- The price of aluminium paid by consumers in the United States has risen sharply this year. It has asked the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to "address potentially anticompetitive activities in the aluminum market that are driving up aluminum prices". That's how many members of Congress signed a June 18 letter to the U.S.

  • Data companies have harnessed new technology to immediately identify what people are watching on internet-connected TVs, then using that information to send targeted advertisements to other devices in their homes, reports The New York Times.

  • Facebook slides on SEC, FBI and FTC probes

    Investor Elad Gil and Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief at Fast Company, discuss the challenges confronting Facebook and the company's stock.

  • Facebook shares were down 2 percent at $193.36 in early trading on the Nasdaq, erasing nearly $12 billion from the company's market valuation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission have joined the Department of Justice in its inquiries about the two companies and the sharing of personal...

  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission have joined the Department of Justice in its inquiries about the two companies and the sharing of personal information of 71 million Americans, the Washington Post reported...

  • Facebook shares slide on report of SEC, FBI and FTC probes

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team discusses the ongoing woes for Facebook as the social media giant faces new probes into their handling of the data scandal.

  • A woman uses a smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world's biggest mobile fair, on February 26, 2018 in Barcelona.

    Phone scammers are spoofing numbers to make them look familiar to you. You're more likely to pick up and trust the person on the other end.

  • WASHINGTON, June 6- The U.S. consumer protection agency on Wednesday lost an appeals court fight with now-defunct cancer testing company LabMD over accusations that the firm's data security was inadequate and allowed the exposure of sensitive patient information. The Federal Trade Commission sued LabMD in 2013, claiming that poor security practices in...

  • "We have decided not to seek review by the Supreme Court, to focus instead on negotiating a fair resolution of the case with the Federal Trade Commission," AT&T spokesman Mike Balmoris said. The FCC has never moved to finalize the fine. The FCC said at the time that it was the largest such fine proposal.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 23- Two U.S. consumer advocacy groups urged the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday to investigate what they called Tesla Inc's "deceptive and misleading" use of the name Autopilot for its assisted-driving technology. The Center for Auto Safety and Consumer Watchdog, both non-profit groups, sent a letter to the FTC saying that consumers...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 23- Two U.S. consumer advocacy groups urged the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday to investigate what they called Tesla Inc's "deceptive and misleading" use of the name Autopilot for its assisted-driving technology. The Center for Auto Safety and Consumer Watchdog, both non-profit groups, sent a letter to the FTC saying that consumers...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 23- Two U.S. consumer advocacy groups urged the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday to investigate what they called Tesla Inc's "deceptive and misleading" use of the name Autopilot for its assisted-driving technology. The Center for Auto Safety and Consumer Watchdog, both non-profit groups, sent a letter to the FTC saying that consumers...

  • The Freedom from Facebook initiative is asking the FTC to break up Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp and let users communicate with each other across competing platforms.

  • WASHINGTON, May 16- The two Democrats on the five-member Federal Trade Commission voted to oppose the appointment of a lawyer tapped to head the commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection because of his previous work for Equifax and other companies being probed by the agency. They also voted to name Bruce Kobayashi, who teaches at George Mason University's...