Government Agencies FTC

  • 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.

  • Dec 12- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering seeking a preliminary injunction against Facebook Inc over concerns that how its apps interact could violate antitrust law, The Wall Street Journal reported https://www.wsj.com/articles/ftc-weighs-seeking-injunction-against-facebook-over- h o w- i t s- a p p s- i n t e r a c t- 1 1 5 7 6 1 7 8 0 5 5?

  • Dec 12- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering seeking a preliminary injunction against Facebook Inc because of concerns that policies about how its apps interact violate antitrust law, The Wall Street Journal reported https://www.wsj.com/articles/ftc-weighs-seeking-injunction-against-facebook-over- h o w- i t s- a p p s- i n t e r a c t- 1 1 5 7 6 1 7 8 0 5...

  • 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.

  • Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg testified about Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency Libra, how his company will handle false and misleading information by political leaders during the 2020 campaign and how it handles its users’ data and privacy.

    The injunction would likely seek to block Facebook from enforcing policies around how its apps interact, sources told The Wall Street Journal.

  • Attorney General William Barr speaks in Washington, December 10, 2019.

    U.S. Attorney General William Barr said on Tuesday that he hoped to have Justice Department investigations of the big tech platforms completed next year.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 10- The University of Phoenix, which is owned by Apollo Education Group, has agreed to pay $191 million to settle charges that it falsely advertised close ties with major U.S. companies that could lead to jobs for students, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. The University of Phoenix will pay $50 million to the FTC to return to consumers...

  • A sign marks the location of the University of Phoenix Chicago Campus in Schaumburg, Illinois.

    The University of Phoenix has agreed to pay $191 million to settle charges that it was deceptive in advertising close ties with major U.S. companies that could lead to jobs for students, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday.

  • DreamWorks Premiere of Catch Me If You Can

    Frank Abagnale's exploits were depicted in the 2002 movie "Catch Me If You Can." Abagnale, who has worked with the FBI for four decades, says every scam still relies on the same tricks he used.

  • Kids in a classroom with cell phones

    In a letter to the FTC, the consumer groups ask the agency to look at digital media companies' data collection practices.

  • Dec 4- U.S. Federal Trade Commission has broadened scrutiny of Amazon.com Inc beyond its retail operations to include cloud-computing business, Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-04/amazon-faces-widening-u-s-ant i t r u s t- s c r u t i n y- i n- c l o u d- b u s i n e s s? FTC's Technology Enforcement Division was focusing its probes of...

  • Dec 4- U.S. Federal Trade Commission has broadened its scrutiny of Amazon.com Inc beyond retail operations to include its cloud-computing business, Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-04/amazon-faces-widening-u-s-ant i t r u s t- s c r u t i n y- i n- c l o u d- b u s i n e s s? FTC's Technology Enforcement Division was focusing its probes of...

  • Dec 4- U.S. Federal Trade Commission has broadened its scrutiny of Amazon.com Inc beyond its retail operations to include its cloud-computing business, Bloomberg https://news.bloomberglaw.com/mergers-and-antitrust/amazon-faces-widening-u-s-an t i t r u s t- s c r u t i n y- i n- c l o u d- b u s i n e s s reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • David Byrne is a former financial advisor-turned-regulator who now works with athletes to protect their finances from fraud. While Byrne can't disclose the names of his clients, they include top NBA rookies and veterans.

  • Intel made the claims in a brief filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, where Qualcomm is seeking to overturn a sweeping antitrust decision against it after losing a lawsuit by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose wrote that Qualcomm's patent licensing practices "strangled competition" in parts of the market for modem...

  • Senator Maria Cantwell, a Democrat from Washington and ranking member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, makes an opening statement during a hearing in Washington, D.C.

    Top Democratic senators revealed a new online privacy bill that could mark a milestone in the lengthy push for a federal privacy law.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 26- Senator Maria Cantwell, backed by three other Democrats, proposed legislation that would set penalties for digital giants like Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc if they mishandle users' personal data, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Under the measure, the Federal Trade Commission would be allowed to fine companies for privacy...

  • YouTube is preparing to overhaul the way it displays children's content on its platform but this can have a major impact on creators. CNBC's Ylan Mui reports.

  • Packages of Juul mint flavored e-cigarettes are displayed at San Rafael Smokeshop on November 07, 2019 in San Rafael, California.

    New York state is suing e-cigarette giant Juul, accusing the company of targeting teens, downplaying the presence of nicotine and hooking a generation on e-cigarettes, Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 18- The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday that his agency had multiple investigations of tech platforms, in addition to its known probe of Facebook, but did not identify them. "We can say publicly that they're investigating Facebook because Facebook disclosed that," he told the American Bar Association 2019 Antitrust Fall...