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Identity-theft protection firm LifeLock again facing charges from FTC

The Federal Trade Commission says LifeLock -- which offers consumers monthly plans to guard against identity theft -- violated a 2010 settlement and continues to mislead customers.

By July 21, 2015


FTC goes after fraudulent board game Kickstarter

In the first case of its kind, the Federal Trade Commission has taken legal action against a Kickstarter creator who deceived his backers.

By June 11, 2015


Does the price for a .sucks domain suck? FTC asked to decide

Technically Incorrect: Taylor Swift and Apple have already registered to protect themselves before the new domain rolls out. But is it just another way to make money? Is there some justification for a .sucks domain?

By April 10, 2015


FTC commissioners deny ignoring Google lawsuit recommendations

Commissioners defended their decision not to sue, saying it was in keeping with staff recommendations.

By March 25, 2015


Ugly documents surface in antitrust case that Google settled with FTC

Serious claims, made by FTC investigators, came just months before the commissioners decided against launching an antitrust suit against Google in 2013, according to documents obtained by the WSJ.

By March 20, 2015


Samsung may face FTC probe over voice-recognition TVs

Privacy group charges that Smart TVs' voice-command feature violates federal privacy law by collecting owners' private communications.

By February 25, 2015


This guy bought Google.com for $12

Google.com temporarily had a new owner on Tuesday. Former Googler Sanmay Ved says he successfully purchased the Internet's most visited website for as much as a fancy sandwich.

By October 1, 2015


Google faces new US antitrust scrutiny, this time over smartphones

Like European authorities, the US Federal Trade Commission has begun looking into how Google treats mobile apps that compete with its own, Bloomberg says.

By September 25, 2015


AT&T boosts limit on 'unlimited' data

On the heels of a major FCC fine, the wireless carrier increases the threshold at which it starts slowing down service to 22GB of data a month, almost five times its previous cap.

By September 16, 2015


Indian government accuses Google of unfair and uncompetitive practices

India's business watchdog has filed a report that calls the legitimacy of Google's search results into question, raising similar complaints to the US' FTC and European Union's EC in years past.

By August 31, 2015