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FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz resigns

The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission steps down after a 4-year tenure of tackling online privacy issues and anticompetitive behavior.

By Jan. 31, 2013


FTC chair Leibowitz: Apps need simpler privacy statements

Agency in charge of consumer protection and antitrust takes aim at social networks, dominant tech platforms.

By May. 31, 2012


Obama picks Leibowitz as FTC chairman

An administration official confirms to CNET the president has chosen Federal Trade Commission member Jon Leibowitz to head the agency.

By Feb. 23, 2009


Google settles with FTC over antitrust issues

Under terms of the deal, Google avoids making major changes to its search product.

By Jan. 3, 2013


Google may dodge FTC's antitrust bullet, report says

Federal regulators scrutinizing Google may not have a strong enough case to file a lawsuit targeting the company's search service, Bloomberg reports.

By Nov. 21, 2012


FTC near decision on Google antitrust inquiry, report says

The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission says the investigation into Google's business practices is nearing its end.

By Sep. 19, 2012


Regulators shut down global PC 'tech support' scam

The FTC announces a crackdown on a massive international computer tech support scam that allegedly swindled tens of thousands of consumers in six countries.

By Oct. 3, 2012


FTC to announce results of Google investigation at 10 a.m. PT

The long-running antitrust inquiry appears to be coming to a close.

By Jan. 3, 2013


Report: Google faces ultimatum over FTC antitrust investigation

Bloomberg reports that the Federal Trade Commission is pushing Google to settle "in the next few days."

By Nov. 12, 2012


FTC said to be 'strongly considering' paid listings probe

The federal agency is mulling whether to review how search engines are complying with 2002 guidelines regarding how paid listings in search results are disclosed to consumers, an industry group says.

By Oct. 15, 2012