Latest U.S. Federal Trade Commission Stories

FTC Pressures Google For Antitrust Settlement
2012-11-13 07:16:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is pressuring Google to settle an antitrust probe this week or face a lawsuit, Bloomberg News reported on Monday. The commission has been investigating Google for the past 20 months to determine whether the company abused its dominant market position in Internet search to unjustly compete in separate, but related, businesses. Specifically, the FTC is looking into whether Google rates its own...

2012-08-11 08:06:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Commissioners with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3-1 on Friday to finalize a settlement with Facebook over complaints that the popular social network had revealed users' information without their permission, various media outlets have reported. According to the Associated Press (AP), Facebook agreed that they would allow the government to audit their privacy practices every other year for the next twenty years, but...

2012-03-14 15:53:45

According to a published report, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission has subpoenaed Apple Inc. in part of its ongoing antitrust investigation of tech-prodigy Google Inc. Inside sources told Bloomberg that federal regulators are looking for details on the deal by which the Silicon Valley giant adapted its search engine services for use on iPhones and iPads. This is comes as the latest development in the federal antitrust probe launched last summer. Insiders say the FTC inquiry is looking to...

Tablet Computers Increasingly Used As Digital Babysitters
2012-02-17 05:25:52

Nearly eight-in-ten parents with tablet computers allow their children to play downloaded games on the devices, according to a Nielsen survey published on Thursday of tablet-owning adults with children under the age of 12. The survey, conducted in the fourth quarter of last year, sheds light on the way in which gadgets such as the iPad are being used as a type of ℠electronic babysitter´ to keep children occupied. Some 77 percent of the parents surveyed said their children...

Privacy Group Seeks FTC Probe Over Google Search Feature
2012-01-12 06:18:10

A major online privacy group says the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should investigate Google's new personalized search feature to see whether there are any antitrust or privacy issues, The Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday. "Google is an entrenched player trying to fight off its challenger Facebook by using its market dominance in a separate sector," said Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), during an interview with The Times....

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