Google and Waze, two of the leading companies in the mapping industry, may be a match made in heaven. But Google’s $1.1 billion acquisition of the social driving company has, not surprisingly, signaled some alarm bells with antitrust authorities.
Just as Path was beginning to put last year’s controversy over its access to user address books, the social networking app is in hot water again over location data within images.
You’ll have to wait a bit longer to see the end of the FTC’s Google antitrust investigation.
A prominent public interest group is once again targeting Facebook for questionable privacy practices.
Carrier IQ, the beleaguered firm that monitors cell phone data, has sought out meetings with both the FTC and FCC in an attempt to clear its name of wiretapping and privacy-violating allegations.
The Federal Trade Commission’s large-scale probe into Google is focusing on its mobile device platform, Android, in addition to the way the company uses information from rivals, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Yesterday we wrote that the Federal Trade Commission was readying a large-scale Google antitrust probe, and today Google confirmed that it has received notification of an investigation from the regulatory agency. Google Fellow and key search engineer Amit Singhal responded to the situation in a blog post today, entitled “Support choice, ensuring economic opportunity.”
Watch out Google, the Federal Trade Commission is on your tail. The FTC is set to serve Google with civil subpoenas as part of a large-scale antitrust investigation, the Wall Street Journal reports.