U.S., EU Will Delay Google Antitrust Decisions until 2013
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 19, 2012
The company may not be close to a settlement with U.S. regulators after all.
Tags: Google, search, EU, antitrust, patent lawsuit, FTC, Motorola, settlement, U.S.
Report: Google and FTC Close to Settlement in Antitrust Case
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 17, 2012
Unnamed sources say Google will avoid signing a consent decree.
Tags: Google, search, antitrust, patent, FTC
Report: FTC May Not Have Enough Evidence for Google Antitrust Case
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 21, 2012
Sources say the agency may not pursue a lawsuit related to Google's search activities.
Tags: Google, search, antitrust, FTC
Report: Google Considers Settling Mobile Patent Antitrust Case
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 22, 2012
The company could be required to change its behavior related to Motorola Mobility's standards-related patents.
Tags: Google, mobile, antitrust, patent, FTC, Motorola, Motorola Mobility
FTC Said to be Close to Filing Antitrust Suit Against Google
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 15, 2012
Google's rivals say that it unfairly used its search dominance to point users towards its own products and services.
Tags: Google, search, lawsuit, antitrust, government, FTC, investigation
FTC Wins Judgment Against Fake Anti-Virus Scammers, Takes on Tech Support Scammers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 04, 2012
Courts fined one scareware firm $163 million and froze the assets of several others.
Tags: FTC, Tech Support, antivirus, court, fine, scams
Google Pays $22.5 Million to Settle Apple Safari Privacy Charges
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 10, 2012
This is the largest fine the FTC has ever imposed for violating one of its orders.
Tags: Google, Apple, privacy, Safari, FTC, settlement, fine
Google to Pay Largest FTC Penalty Ever for Privacy Violations
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 10, 2012
Tags: cookies, Google, privacy, Safari, FTC, settlement, tracking
FTC Expresses Concern Over Handling of Standards-Essential Patents
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 07, 2012
The agency has asked the ITC not to impose import bans because of standards-related patent infringement.
Tags: patent, government, FTC, ITC
With IPO Just Days Away, Facebook Faces FTC Probe
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 11, 2012
Antitrust regulators are examining the social network's Instagram acquisition.
Tags: Facebook, antitrust, FTC, investigation, IPO
U.S. Escalates Google Case by Hiring Noted Outside Lawyer
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 27, 2012
The FTC is bringing in hired guns for the Google antitrust case centering on search results.
Tags: Google, lawsuit, antitrust, FTC
Google Target of New Federal Privacy Probe
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 17, 2012
The FTC is examining the company's bypass of default privacy settings in Apple's Safari browser.
Tags: Google, Apple, privacy, Safari, FTC, investigation
Apple Said to Be Subpoenaed by U.S. on Google Mobile Search
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 14, 2012
The anti-trust case against Google may be heating up.
Tags: Google, Apple, antitrust, FTC, investigation
Senator Calls for FTC Probe Into iPhone, Android Data Privacy
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 05, 2012
Sen. Charles Schumer is considered about the possibility of apps stealing people's photos off their phones.
Tags: Android, iPhone, privacy, FTC
FTC Said to Be Near Facebook Privacy Deal
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 11, 2011
The social network will agree to privacy audits for the next 20 years.
Tags: Facebook, FTC
House Panel Probes Antitrust Tools in Internet Era
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published September 17, 2010
House Judiciary members begin an inquiry into whether century-old antitrust law has kept up with Google, Apple and the new Internet economy.
Tags: Google, Google Apps, Internet, antitrust, FTC
EPIC Slams Google's Privacy Moves
By David Needle | Article Published September 06, 2010
Google says the more streamlined set of privacy policies will be easier for consumers to grasp, but the head of the Electronic Privacy Information Center wants an FTC investigation.
Tags: Google, Internet, privacy, FTC, EPIC
FTC Raps Weak Privacy in the Cloud, Social Media
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published March 18, 2010
Commission officials remain adamant that the current privacy regime isn't working and have harsh words for vendors like Google. They also remain coy about action they will take following Wednesday's third and final privacy workshop.
Tags: cloud computing, security, privacy, social media, FTC
FTC Sues, What's the Fallout for Intel?
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published December 16, 2009
While Intel's lawyers continue to enjoy little down time, it's not clear the FTC's complaint will have much of an impact on the chip giant.
Tags: chips, Intel, antitrust, FTC
FTC Sues Intel for Anticompetitive Practices
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published December 16, 2009
Agency the latest to go after chip giant for alleged market abuses, though it's not seeking any money.
Tags: chips, Intel, AMD, FTC
Regulators Mull Consumer Privacy Guidlines
By - Reuters | Article Published December 08, 2009
With an ocean of consumer privacy being gathered, the Federal Trade Commission met to discuss guidelines on how firms use that data to advertise.
Tags: Google, privacy, FTC, policy, bug
USB Keys: Big Danger for Companies
By Alex Goldman | Article Published July 09, 2009
Computer security experts says that USB keys pose a major challenge to enterprise data.
Tags: Microsoft, Vista, FTC, USB, Storage
EMC Extends Data Domain Bidding
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published June 29, 2009
The bidding period was set to expire yet EMC opted to extend it three weeks.
Tags: software, management, Dell, FTC, Storage
Google Expects More Government Scrutiny
By - Reuters | Article Published May 08, 2009
Google head Eric Schmidt conceded that the search giant will likely face increased regulatory scrutiny from governments around the world.
Tags: Google, search, smartphones, FTC
Security Watch: Obama on Privacy
By Ray Everett-Church | Article Published January 27, 2009
The new administration may get some of the big issues right, yet smaller concerns like data-mining your Web cookies and protecting the rights of legitimate marketers to pump out spam might succumb to business as usual.
Tags: Google, privacy, FTC, DoubleClick, Congress
IT Manager's Legal Guide: Data Handling and Security
By David Strom | Article Published September 18, 2008
Tips about legal safeguards in the workplace for copyright, P2P, Internet access, data breaches and more.
Tags: Facebook, wireless, FCC, FTC, policy
The FTC's New Spam Rules: Sender Beware
By Ray Everett-Church | Article Published May 27, 2008
The Federal Trade Commission has approved the Final Rule, which makes it easier than ever for consumers to add companies to the spam list.
Tags: services, software, marketing, FTC, e-Mail