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2014-11-20 09:19:29

At the behest of the US Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has ordered a pair of telemarketing firms to be shut down, accusing them of scamming customers out of $120 million by providing bogus technical support.

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2014-09-17 05:39:38

San Francisco-based online customer rating and review website Yelp has agreed to pay the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the sum of $450,000 for illegally collecting the personal information of youngsters under the age of 13 without proper consent.

Google Safari Cookie Settlement Upheld
2012-11-18 06:05:54

The fine levied against Google by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as part of a privacy-related investigation was upheld by a federal judge on Friday.

Antitrust Allegations Against Google
2012-10-14 05:57:09

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is likely to recommend that the government bring an antitrust lawsuit against Google.

Dish Network Being Sued By FTC For Violating National Do Not Call Rules
2012-08-24 08:14:07

The country’s second-largest pay-TV broadcaster, Dish Network Corp, has gotten itself into hot water by violating a rule put into place to protect people from annoying telemarketers who push their product wherever they can...

Is Facebook Watching You?
2011-09-30 05:35:33

The US Federal Trade Commission has received complaints from several liberal advocacy groups against Facebook.

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2011-07-29 10:10:00

Congress has questions, so it will do what everyone else does, it will look to Google for answers and go straight to the top for them.

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2010-06-25 05:40:00

After charges were filed by the US Federal Trade Commission stating that Twitter put its customers’ privacy at risk by failing to safeguard personal information, the microblogging service has agreed to an out-of-court settlement.

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2009-12-29 09:43:10

Consumer Watchdog and the Center for Digital Democracy pushed for the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to block Google’s proposed acquisition of the mobile advertising company AdMob (a provider of advertising services for mobile phones) on Monday.

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2009-09-30 11:05:00

Microsoft’s Bing search engine has launched an ad campaign to warn the site’s visitors from online scams and misleading claims.


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cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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