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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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Report: Emails may prove Mark Zuckerberg knew about Facebook privacy issues

A new report by the Wall Street Journal says internal emails from Facebook may prove CEO Mark Zuckerberg was aware of privacy issues on the social network. This comes as the FTC is investigating the..
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Feds investigating major tech companies for antitrust violations

The federal government is set to look into four major tech companies for potential antitrust violations. The Federal Trade Commission will investigate Amazon and Facebook while the Department of..
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FTC, FDA Say 'Influencer' Posts About Vaping Must Include Health Warnings [Video]FTC, FDA Say 'Influencer' Posts About Vaping Must Include Health Warnings

Broadcasting Cable reports social media influencers now must include health warnings with any posts about vaping products. The Federal Trade Commission has warned advertisers of e-liquid products that..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

Apple challenges Google, Facebook with 'sign-in' [Video]Apple challenges Google, Facebook with 'sign-in'

Apple is making another big push for privacy. On Monday at its annual developer conference WWDC it launched a "Sign in with Apple" function. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:17Published

Justice Department And FTC Announce Antitrust Probes [Video]Justice Department And FTC Announce Antitrust Probes

According to Reuters, federal antitrust regulators are moving forward with a broad investigation of four tech giants. But the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are sharing the case..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Federal Investigators Will Probe Tech Firms For Antitrust Violations [Video]Federal Investigators Will Probe Tech Firms For Antitrust Violations

According to Gizmodo, a flurry of antitrust probes have been opened by federal authorities into tech companies. Although the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are responsible for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Federal Antitrust Regulators Will Probe Big Tech Firms [Video]Federal Antitrust Regulators Will Probe Big Tech Firms

According to Business Insider, the Federal Trade Commission will oversee antitrust investigations into Facebook and Amazon. The Justice Department will manage similar investigations into Apple and..

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Tech selloff slams Nasdaq [Video]Tech selloff slams Nasdaq

Regulatory fears hurt big name tech stocks Monday, dragging down the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 on the first trading day of June. Fred Katayama reports.

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U.S. Justice Dept Considering Apple Probe [Video]U.S. Justice Dept Considering Apple Probe

According to Reuters, the U.S. Justice Department has jurisdiction for a potential probe of Apple as part of a broader review of whether technology giants are using their size to act in an..

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Justice Department To Oversee Antitrust Probe Of Apple [Video]Justice Department To Oversee Antitrust Probe Of Apple

According to Business Insider, the Justice Department will oversee a federal antitrust investigation into Apple. Although the Federal Trade Commission is also responsible for investigating antitrust..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

U.S. Senators Criticize FTC For Not Punishing Facebook More [Video]U.S. Senators Criticize FTC For Not Punishing Facebook More

Reuters reports two U.S. senators on Monday criticized reported plans for a Federal Trade Commission settlement with Facebook regarding misuse of users' personal data. In a letter to the FTC,..

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Gut Instinct: Customers Have Been Complaining About UBiome's Dodgy Billing Practices For Years [Video]Gut Instinct: Customers Have Been Complaining About UBiome's Dodgy Billing Practices For Years

UBiome sells tests that sequence the microbiome, which is the assortment of bacteria and other microbes that live in the body. To date, the company has raised $105 million from investors. Late in..

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Facebook expects up to $5 billion in FTC fines [Video]Facebook expects up to $5 billion in FTC fines

What's the cost for Facebook's massive data privacy breach that's rocked the company in the past year? Facebook thinks it could be as much as $5 billion dollars. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.

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