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FTC looking at rules to corral tech firms’ data collection

WASHINGTON — Whether it’s the fitness tracker on your wrist, the “smart” home appliances in your house or the latest…

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Tech

FTC kicks off efforts to regulate data security and surveillance tech | Engadget

The Federal Trade Commission is officially starting its efforts to broadly regulate data security. The agency has published an early…

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Health

Josh Hawley asks FTC to probe Amazon One Medical deal

In a letter sent to the Federal Trade Commission this past week, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, R-Mo., asked the regulatory…

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USA News

FTC will crack down on fake online reviews, puts businesses on notice

The Federal Trade Commission plans to crack down on businesses’ use of fake reviews and misleading information online to promote…

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Tech

Shareholders claim Facebook overpaid an FTC settlement to protect Zuckerberg | Engadget

Facebook shareholders have filed a lawsuit alleging that board members overpaid on a $5 billion FTC fine to protect CEO…

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Health

FTC warns connected device orgs: Comply with breach rule, or pay up

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission issued a policy statement this week confirming that connected devices and health apps that use…

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Tech

FTC rules that health apps must notify consumers if their data is breached | Engadget

Since 2009, companies handling health records have been required to notify consumers if their data is breeched. Now, the rule…

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Tech

FTC set to keep a closer eye on smaller acquisitions made by tech giants | Engadget

FTC Chair Lina Khan wants the commission to identify potential loopholes in its merger reporting guidelines that allowed some acquisitions…

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Canada

FTC investigates why McDonald’s ice cream machines are often out of service

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News The FTC’s probe is part of a larger right-to-repair investigation into whether manufacturers are hindering…

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Tech

FTC bans spyware company SpyFone and its CEO from the surveillance industry | Engadget

The has banned maker SpyFone and its CEO Scott Zuckerman from operating in the surveillance industry. The company has also…

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