Thursday, January 03, 2013FTC, Google reach settlement on antitrust issues Google agrees to change its business practices in markets for mobile devices and game systems and give advertisers the flexibility to use rival search engines
Wednesday, June 27, 2012U.S. sues hotel chain over data breaches Federal Trade Commission argues international hotel operator poor security led to millions of dollars in fraud and customer information losses
Thursday, June 14, 2012Expert: Techies should enter, influence government They should help public officials navigate the 'cluelessness scale,' FTC technologist says
Wednesday, June 22, 2011LightSquared may change bands to save GPS The organization has proposed moving to other frequencies to prevent interference. LightSquared plans to offer mobile broadband over both satellite and LTE, reaching remote areas of the U.S. while serving metropolitan areas with high-speed wireless
Thursday, May 05, 2011FTC settles data breach charges against two firms Data breaches in late 2009 exposed the personal information of 65,000 consumers, the FTC says. In proposed settlements, the FTC will require payroll and HR firm Ceridian and immigration law services firm Lookout Services to implement comprehensive information security programs
Wednesday, December 01, 2010FTC calls for online do-not-track list to protect privacy Modeled on the telemarketing do-not-call list, the FTC says it will protect online consumers, since business isn't doing enough
Thursday, June 24, 2010Twitter settles FTC privacy complaint The agency investigation focuses on two attacks in 2009 in which user accounts were compromised
Tuesday, March 30, 2010Lawmakers ask for FTC investigation of Google Buzz Eleven U.S. lawmakers have asked the FTC to investigate Google's launch of its Buzz social-networking product for breaches of consumer privacy.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010FTC warns nearly 100 firms of P2P data leaks In what appears to be a warning shot, the FTC has sent out letters to about 100 companies, informing them about sensitive and confidential data from their networks being found on publicly available P2P networks.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010EPIC files privacy complaint against Google Buzz Despite the changes Google made to Buzz following negative reaction to the service, EPIC has filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission charging the search giant with violating user privacy. The privacy group wants Google Buzz to be an opt-in service.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009U.S. FTC files antitrust suit against Intel Intel used a 'systematic campaign' to cut off rivals' access to the marketplace, the agency says
Monday, November 02, 2009FTC delays identity protection rules till June 2010 Well, maybe the fourth time will be the charm. This time the Federal Trade Commission said it delayed the enforcement of its Red Flags identity protection rules until June 1, 2010...