The Federal Trade Commission announced the results of its investigation into whether Google violated antitrust laws with its current business practices today.
After all, Santa knows who's naughty and who's nice.
In the near-miss of a lifetime, Google may slip out of a sticky antitrust case with the FTC.
Want $50,000 and an end to robots calling you and stealing away precious moments you could have spent not talking to a robot? The Federal Trade Commission is holding a contest for anyone who can build a technology that can block these calls and will give them that pretty chunk of change as a reward.
The Federal Trade Commission will prevent seven computer rental companies from spying on customers in a new settlement reached today. The businesses were caught stealing pictures, screenshots, and sensitive information from customers.
The "billion-dollar" transaction that has since become a $741 million deal -- due to Facebook's stock price collapse -- is now final.
Germany launched another privacy investigation against Facebook today, after attempts to get the social network to alter its facial recognition technology failed.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission says Facebook duped application developers into paying $375 for a phony security authentication, the latest to come out of the privacy investigation Facebook settled on Friday.
Facebook and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission officially finalized a privacy settlement today after a period of "public comment."
Want to know the price of crossing the Federal Trade Commission? How about $22.5 million?
That’s the price tag attached to Google’s subversion of Apple’s Safari privacy settings, which was discovered by Standford University researcher Jonathan Mayer back in February. …
Search engine marketing guru Danny Sullivan has asked the FTC to review Google’s treatment of paid results within, next to, or near organic search results.
Remember this? It’s from Google’s 2004 founders’ IPO letter:
Our search results are the best …
Microsoft is certainly doing a good job of painting itself as a consumer advocate in regards to the new “Do Not Track” browser option, but its unyielding stance might be doing more harm than good.
The DNT feature allows people …
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz said he’s hopeful that the majority of big companies online will begin offering a “Do Not Track” option to consumers before the end of 2012.
Leibowitz, who spoke about consumer privacy at the D10 …
Facebook’s $1 billion purchase of photo-app Instagram caused quite the uproar in Silicon Valley, but it apparently also raised the eyebrows of federal regulators.
Now, just eight days away from Facebook’s scheduled IPO date, we’re hearing the Federal Trade Commission …
For the next two decades, Myspace will be undergoing regular privacy assessments from the Federal Trade Commission.
The social-media company was accused by the FTC of sharing its users’ personal information with advertisers, all without disclosing that fact to the …
The Federal Trade Commission may levy its first multimillion dollar fine against Google over a security breach initially uncovered by a Stanford student, a sign that the agency is stepping up its efforts to safeguard consumers' online rights.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has issued a final report today aimed at protecting privacy among consumers.
With more purchasing happening over the internet, it’s clear that we’re entering a new age of consumerism. That means businesses can collect data …
Updated (1:12pm PT) with Apple’s decline to comment.
Apple is being subpoenaed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in its antitrust investigation of Google.
Apple declined VentureBeat’s request for comment.
According to Bloomberg, the FTC has requested documents related to …
A handful of official U.S. government websites were hacked today in protest of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a highly controversial international trade agreement largely cooked up by media companies to protect their copyrighted content from being pirated online.