Federal trade commission

06.07.12
FTC tells ITC that bans over standards-based patents aren't kosher, looks warily at Motorola and Samsung
06.07.12

FTC tells ITC that bans over standards-based patents aren't kosher, looks warily at Motorola and Samsung

Most of the scrutiny over abuse of standards-based patents has come through European Union investi...

By J. Fingas,   06.07.12
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05.17.12
Twitter teams up with Mozilla to help you opt-out of tracking
05.17.12

Twitter teams up with Mozilla to help you opt-out of tracking

What better place to announce Twitter's embrace of do not track policies than during a privacy pan...

By B. Heater,   05.17.12
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05.15.12
WD grits teeth, hands over the goodies to Toshiba to regulators and dentists' delight
05.15.12

WD grits teeth, hands over the goodies to Toshiba to regulators and dentists' delight

Western Digital has completed its FTC-ordered handover of assets to Toshiba in order to buy Hitach...

By D. Cooper,   05.15.12
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05.10.12
Rumored FTC probe could delay Facebook / Instagram deal, Toaster filter will have to wait
05.10.12

Rumored FTC probe could delay Facebook / Instagram deal, Toaster filter will have to wait

If you were hoping that Facebook's buyout of Instagram would wrap up quickly and let you directly...

By J. Fingas,   05.10.12
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03.26.12
FTC wants new privacy framework: asks for simple controls, transparent policies
03.26.12

FTC wants new privacy framework: asks for simple controls, transparent policies

There's plenty of people bothered by the dossiers of data companies like Facebook and Google can (a...

By M. Gorman,   03.26.12
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03.06.12
FTC: Western Digital and Hitachi must give assets and IP rights to Toshiba (update: sale approved)
03.06.12

FTC: Western Digital and Hitachi must give assets and IP rights to Toshiba (update: sale approved)

Thought everything was looking rosy for the hard drive hitch of the year? Well, it looks like Feder...

By M. Smith,   03.06.12
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12.03.11
Carrier IQ VP says software poses no threat to user privacy, backs up his argument with metaphor
12.03.11

Carrier IQ VP says software poses no threat to user privacy, backs up his argument with metaphor

The final chapter of the Carrier IQ saga has yet to be written, but at this juncture, even the ro...

By A. Toor,   12.03.11
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12.02.11
FTC asked to open an investigation into Carrier IQ
12.02.11

FTC asked to open an investigation into Carrier IQ

It was only a matter of time, we suppose, before this whole Carrier IQ thing started drawing the...

By T. O'Brien,   12.02.11
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11.29.11
Facebook, FTC reach settlement, Zuckerberg confesses 'a bunch of mistakes'
11.29.11

Facebook, FTC reach settlement, Zuckerberg confesses 'a bunch of mistakes'

Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission have reached a settlement over consumer deception charg...

By B. Heater,   11.29.11
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