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U.S. and states say Facebook illegally crushed competition

December 10, 2020 9:40 am

Regulators are accusing the company of buying up rising rivals to cement its dominance over social media.

Facebook poised to face antitrust suit with FTC decision near

October 23, 2020 12:58 pm

The FTC has been investigating whether Facebook violated antitrust laws for more than year, including whether its acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp were designed to eliminate emerging competitive threats.

Federal Trade Commission prepares possible antitrust lawsuit against Facebook: Report

September 16, 2020 12:51 pm

A lawsuit by the FTC would mark another major escalation by U.S. officials in their campaign against America’s technology giants, which have come under intense scrutiny in Washington over their dominant market positions.

Amazon's deal to sell new Apple devices under scrutiny by US FTC

August 03, 2019 5:43 pm

US Federal Trade Commission is scrutinizing a deal Inc made with Apple Inc to sell iPhones directly on its e-commerce site, signaling the agency has increased oversight of the tech giant.

US FTC probes Facebook's acquisition practices: Report

August 02, 2019 8:20 pm

US Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Facebook's acquisitions were aimed at buying up potential rivals before they could become a threat to the social media company.

YouTube reaches settlement with US on children’s privacy

July 20, 2019 6:00 pm

YouTube is considering more changes to how it handles content for kids, according to a different person familiar with the company’s discussions.

Facebook settlement with US may include privacy oversight - Report

May 03, 2019 7:15 pm

The steps would include appointing a federally-approved privacy official at the highest level of Facebook and creating a privacy oversight committee that may include Facebook board members.

Facebook to challenge Amazon soon; direct-buy-button on the wall

July 20, 2014 2:37 pm

"Buy" option will be available for specific products on Facebook's site and mobile app starting Thursday.

Pictures do lie

April 22, 2014 12:19 am

Consumers know the ad industry makes extravagant claims, advertising doesn’t need a truth serum.

Privacy groups want WhatsApp deal scrapped

March 08, 2014 2:15 am

FTC looks into market practices that are anticompetitive, deceptive or unfair to consumers.