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FTC considering whether to recuse Lina Khan from Meta-VR antitrust suit

The FTC is mulling dismissing its own chairwoman in a major antitrust suit.

On Oct 19, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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FTC sues broker over sale of sensitive reproductive health and location data

The suit alleges Kochava collected, packaged, and sold sensitive user data in bulk.

On Aug 29, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Amazon claims FTC is harassing Jeff Bezos by asking him to testify about Prime

Amazon confirmed an FTC investigation into Prime and called the asks from Bezos 'grossly unreasonable'

On Aug 16, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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‘Consumers can wait no longer’: Digital rights groups applaud FTC for finally taking a step to protect data privacy rights

'People want and deserve meaningful rules to protect their privacy.'

On Aug 11, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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FTC sues to block Meta from acquiring VR competitor

'Instead of competing on the merits, Meta is trying to buy its way to the top'

On Jul 27, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Congress’ big new privacy bill might just neuter the agency that should be enforcing it

A new data privacy bill in the House is receiving pushback from privacy experts and states.

On Jul 21, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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FTC pledges harsh crackdown on illegal exploitation of sensitive health data

The news comes in the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned.

On Jul 12, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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Congress calls on FTC to investigate TikTok over reports China accessed user data

The asked for an investigation immediately.

On Jul 7, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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Congress pushes for legislation to protect sensitive data around abortion, which Facebook appears to still track

A new bill aims to people seeking abortions.

On Jun 16, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Is a fully staffed FTC finally ready to challenge Amazon’s merger with MGM?

The FTC is hinting something could be coming.

On Jun 2, 2022 by Connor Bulgrin

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Twitter agrees to $150 million fine for using email addresses to target ads

Twitter mislead users about what it was doing with email addresses.

On May 26, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Lawmakers urge FTC to look into ‘misleading’ statements by facial recognition company ID.me

They say ID.me “made multiple misleading statements about its use of facial recognition."

On May 18, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Privacy experts call on Biden’s fully staffed FTC to swiftly move on reining in big tech

The Senate confirmed Alvaro Bedoya yesterday to the FTC.

On May 12, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Phone scammers are impersonating an FTC commissioner, telling people they’re about to be arrested

They're pretending to be Noah Phillips.

On Apr 15, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Senate moves Biden FTC pick out of committee

Alvaro Bedoya is an outspoken opponent of big tech.

On Mar 30, 2022 by David Covucci