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Thursday, Sep. 24, 2020
The Justice Department is expected to bring an antitrust action against Google in coming weeks, focusing on its dominance in online search and whether it was used to stifle competition and hurt consumers, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press Thursday.
Sunday, Jul. 14, 2019
Facebook may be close to putting a Federal Trade Commission investigation behind it. But it faces a variety of other probes in Europe and the U.S., some of which could present it with even bigger headaches.
While the $5 billion fine from the FTC, which Facebook has been expecting, is by...
Thursday, May. 23, 2019
Google just announced changes to its policies relating to abortion-related advertising. The changes, which only apply to advertisers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland, will go into effect...
Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2019
Facebook said it expects a fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating whether the social network violated its users' privacy.
The company set aside $3 billion in its quarterly earnings report Wednesday as a contingency against the possible penalty...
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2016
The rise of online audiences watching video gamers stream themselves playing isn't simply a new form of entertainment seen by millions. It's also driving video game sales, and drawing the attention of federal regulators.
A study released Wednesday by live streaming company Twitch...
Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2016
A federal consumer watchdog sued Volkswagen on Tuesday, charging the company made false claims in commercials promoting its "Clean Diesel" vehicles as environmentally friendly.
The German automaker hastily pulled the ads...
Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) praised the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) work to provide guidance to the media and marketing industries on the use of “native advertising,” but questions several elements of the FTC Guidance. The IAB intends to seek...
Friday, Oct. 16, 2015
"Aren't diesels dirty?" asks the grandmother in the passenger seat of the gleaming new VW Golf SportWagen.
"Diesel in Latin means 'dirty,'" chimes in another friend in the backseat.
To prove them wrong, the gray-haired driver gets out and...