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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act. Its principal mission is the promotion of consumer protection and the elimination and prevention of anticompetitive business practices, such as coercive monopoly. It is headquartered in the Federal Trade Commission Building in Washington, D.C.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg could be held accountable in FTC settlement, report says

The FTC is considering whether to hold CEO Mark Zuckerberg accountable for privacy lapses in how Facebook handles people's data.
USATODAY.com - Published

On ‘Made in America,’ Trump’s F.T.C. Appointees May Be Out of Step With Him

Democrats on the Federal Trade Commission want to penalize companies that falsely market products as American made, but the president’s appointees reject that approach.
NYTimes.com - Published

Videos for Federal Trade Commission

The not-so transparent world of Google Assistant [Video]The not-so transparent world of Google Assistant

Google’s voice assistant is increasingly recommending trusted help including electricians and plumbers, but legal experts say there may be a key disclaimer missing. Jane Lanhee Lee reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published

Facebook Faces Criminal Investigation Over Data Privacy [Video]Facebook Faces Criminal Investigation Over Data Privacy

Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed documents from at least two smart phone companies in a criminal investigation into Facebook.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Marriott, Equifax CEOs to Testify on Data Breaches Thursday [Video]Marriott, Equifax CEOs to Testify on Data Breaches Thursday

A Senate panel is set to hear testimony Thursday on recent private sector data breaches.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

The FTC Is Challenging Fake Amazon Reviews [Video]The FTC Is Challenging Fake Amazon Reviews

The US Federal Trade Commission has announced the first case where it challenged a company using fake paid reviews on a retailer's site. The FTC targeted Cure Encapsulations, Inc. and its owner for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Lawmakers Get The Ball Rolling On National Privacy Law [Video]Lawmakers Get The Ball Rolling On National Privacy Law

The Senate Commerce Committee heard from big tech representatives on a potential federal privacy law during a hearing Wednesday.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:06Published

FTC Rules Against Fake Amazon Reviews in Landmark Case [Video]FTC Rules Against Fake Amazon Reviews in Landmark Case

In the first case of its kind, the Federal Trade Commission took action against a diet pill seller for making false claims and paying to juice their standing on Amazon with fake positive reviews...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:46Published

 
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