Feds Seek Breakup Of Altria-Juul Deal On Antitrust GroundsU.S. business regulators are suing to break up the multibillion-dollar deal between tobacco giant Altria and San Francisco e-cigarette startup Juul Labs.
Senators Blast Google For Facemask Ads Amid Coronavirus, Demand FTC ActionTwo Democratic senators asked the Federal Trade Commission to pursue enforcement action against Google Tuesday saying the company is continuing to allow ads for the sale of facemasks amid the coronavirus pandemic.
FTC Fines Facebook $5 Billion Over Privacy ViolationsFederal regulators have fined Menlo Park-based Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and are instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business.
Facebook Bracing For $3-5 Billion In Federal Trade Commission FinesFacebook is bracing for a massive fine from federal regulators after a year of data privacy scandals.
FTC Reportedly Considering Oversight Of Facebook's ZuckerbergFederal regulators are reportedly considering seeking some kind of oversight over Mark Zuckerberg's leadership of Facebook.
FTC: Uber Suffered Large Data Breach In 2016Federal investigators criticized ride-sharing giant Uber Thursday for failing to disclose that it had a large data breach in 2016 while it was already under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission.
Child Advocates Ask FTC To Investigate YouTubeThe fine print of YouTube's terms of service has a warning that goes unheeded by millions of children who visit YouTube.
FTC, States Increase Pressure On Facebook On PrivacyU.S. regulators and state attorneys general are increasing pressure on Facebook as they probe whether the company's data-collection practices have hurt the people who use its services.
Appeals Court: FTC Can Punish Telecommunications Companies That Hurt ConsumersAn appeals court ruling gives the Federal Trade Commission the right to police and punish telecommunications companies that hurt consumers.
State Employment Development Dept. Puts Millions Of Californians At Risk For Identity TheftConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts discovered that one state agency is putting millions of social security numbers at risk despite state laws intended to protect it.
Don't Fall For Mother's Day Scams Using Phony Florists, E-Cards To Steal Your IdentityRoses, lilies, daisies – beautiful bouquets are most popular Mother's Day gifts but scammers can make you sorry you ever tried to give flowers to mom.
Google’s YouTube Kids App Accused Of Targeting Children With Ads; Consumer Groups File ClaimGoogle launched YouTube Kids, their kid-friendly app, in February to much fanfare, but consumer and child advocacy groups are now filing a complaint against the app with the Federal Trade Commission, claiming they illegally target kids with ads.
Parents Beware: Identity Thieves Target Your Kids' Unused Social Security NumbersResults of a recent study indicated that children may be at much greater risk of identity theft than adults.
The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade CommissionThe Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn't look like that trend will change anytime soon.