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  • FTC looks to crack down on paid social media posts

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on how regulators want to keep social media influencers on the right side of the law when it comes to deceptive advertising on paid posts.

  • Senator Amy Klobuchar, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, introduced a bill on Thursday that would make it easier for the government to stop mergers and another that would raise fees that companies pay for merger reviews. One bill would lessen the burden on the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission, which review...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it was investigating Equifax Inc's massive data breach, and a top Democrat suggested the credit-monitoring company's corporate leaders might need to resign. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer compared Equifax to Enron, the U.S. energy company that filed for bankruptcy in 2001 after...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it was investigating Equifax Inc's massive data breach, and a top Democrat suggested the credit-monitoring company's corporate leaders might need to resign. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer compared Equifax to Enron, the U.S. energy company that filed for bankruptcy in 2001 after...

  • Credit reporting company Equifax corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia, September 8, 2017.

    Mark Grossman, tech lawyer, and Marc Lopresti, Lopresti Law Group, discuss the Federal Trade Commission and Congress investigating Equifax after its data breach put 143 million customers' data at risk.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it was investigating Equifax Inc's massive data breach, a rare public confirmation, as a top Democrat suggested the credit-monitoring company's corporate leaders might need to resign. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer also compared Equifax to Enron, a U.S. energy company that filed...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it was investigating Equifax Inc's massive data breach, a rare public confirmation, as a top Democrat suggested the credit-monitoring company's corporate leaders might need to resign. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer also compared Equifax to Enron, a U.S. energy company that was...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it was investigating Equifax Inc's massive data breach, a rare public confirmation, as a top Democrat suggested the credit-monitoring company's corporate leaders might need to resign. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer also compared Equifax to Enron, a U.S. energy company that was...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- The Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday it has opened an investigation into the massive data breach at Equifax Inc, in a rare public disclosure that sent shares tumbling to their lowest in more than two years. However, in light of the intense public interest and the potential impact of this matter, I can confirm that FTC staff is...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- The Federal Trade Commission has opened a probe into Equifax's massive data breach, where hackers stole a treasure trove of personal information about up to 143 million people. "The FTC typically does not comment on ongoing investigations. However, in light of the intense public interest and the potential impact of this matter, I can confirm...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Sept 13- U.S. truth-in-advertising enforcers have sent letters to supermodel Naomi Campbell, actresses Lindsay Lohan and Vanessa Hudgens and other celebrities asking whether they have paid deals to endorse products on the photo-sharing app Instagram. The letters sent by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to 21 people with large...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Sept 13- U.S. truth-in-advertising enforcers have sent letters to supermodel Naomi Campbell, actresses Lindsay Lohan and Vanessa Hudgens and other celebrities asking whether they have paid deals to endorse products on the photo-sharing app Instagram. The letters sent by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to 21 people with large...

  • The lawmakers signed a letter asking the Justice Department, Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Trade Commission to probe about $1.8 million in stock sales by three executives between the time the company learned about the hack and when they made it public. "If that happened, somebody needs to go to jail," Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat on the...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the Federal Trade Commission. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat who sits on the Senate Banking Committee, said it was "disturbing" that it appeared executives sold nearly $2 million worth of company stock in the time between learning of a sweeping hacker intrusion and making it public. On Monday, Senator Orrin Hatch, who...

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the Federal Trade Commission. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a Democrat who sits on the Senate Banking Committee, said it was "disturbing" that it appeared executives sold nearly $2 million worth of company stock in the time between learning of a sweeping hacker intrusion and making it public. On Monday, Senator Orrin Hatch, who...

  • Olga Teakell, on right, and her family clean her mobile home after it was damaged by Hurricane Irma in Naples, Florida, September 11, 2017.

    Between charities and crowdfunding sites, there's no shortage of ways to support storm victims.

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    The company's website yields confusion and its free service leaves holes in fraud prevention.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 5- Lenovo Inc, a major laptop maker, has agreed to pay $3.5 million and make changes in how it sells laptops in order to settle allegations it sold devices with pre-loaded software that compromised users' security protections. The agreement with Connecticut, the Federal Trade Commission and 31 other states was announced on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 5- Lenovo Inc, a major laptop maker, has agreed to pay $3.5 million and make changes in how it sells laptops in order to settle allegations it sold devices with pre-loaded software that compromised users' security protections. The agreement with Connecticut, the Federal Trade Commission and 31 other states was announced on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 15- Uber Technologies Inc has agreed to two decades of audits after U.S. regulators found the ride-services company failed to protect the personal information of drivers and passengers and deceived the public about efforts to prevent snooping by its employees. The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday announced a settlement...