Federal Trade Commission

Latest Federal Trade Commission Items
  • Judge approves FTC's $22.5M fine of Google

    A federal judge has approved a $22.5 million fine to penalize Google for an alleged privacy breach, rejecting a consumer-rights group's plea for tougher punishment.


  • Developments related to Google's privacy concerns

    European regulators have asked Google to clarify its new privacy policy and make it easier for users to opt out of it. It's the latest concern raised by regulatory officials. Here are some developments related to Google Inc. and privacy over the years:


  • Reports: US regulators move closer to suing Google

    Federal regulators are moving closer to suing Google over allegations that the company has abused its dominance of Internet search to stifle competition and drive up online advertising prices, news reports said Friday.


  • FTC charges firms with deception on computers

    Federal regulators have charged 14 firms and 17 people with impersonating major companies to trick consumers into thinking their computers were plagued by viruses so they could charge hundreds of dollars to fix the problems.


  • FTC to fine Warner unit $1M over kids privacy

    The Federal Trade Commission is proposing to fine a unit of Warner Music Group Corp. $1 million for violating a child privacy law in the operation of fan websites for artists including Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato and Rihanna.


  • Tech industry hits FTC's proposed privacy rules

    Efforts by federal regulators to strengthen online privacy protections for children are overreaching and will stifle U.S. innovation on the Internet, technology industry advocates said this week.


  • Complaints about automated calls up sharply

    So much for silence from telemarketers at the cherished dinner hour, or any other hour of the day.


  • Telemarketers back to ruin your dinner

    So much for silence from telemarketers at the cherished dinner hour, or any other hour of the day.


  • Myspace and FTC settle privacy dispute

    Myspace must put a new privacy program in place as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.


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