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The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission steps down after a 4-year tenure of tackling online privacy issues and anticompetitive behavior.
Agency in charge of consumer protection and antitrust takes aim at social networks, dominant tech platforms.
An administration official confirms to CNET the president has chosen Federal Trade Commission member Jon Leibowitz to head the agency.
Online companies should allow users to decide up front whether they want cookies placed on their machines and data collected about their surfing habits, says Commissioner Jon Leibowitz.
Under terms of the deal, Google avoids making major changes to its search product.
Federal regulators scrutinizing Google may not have a strong enough case to file a lawsuit targeting the company's search service, Bloomberg reports.
The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission says the investigation into Google's business practices is nearing its end.
The FTC announces a crackdown on a massive international computer tech support scam that allegedly swindled tens of thousands of consumers in six countries.
The long-running antitrust inquiry appears to be coming to a close.
Bloomberg reports that the Federal Trade Commission is pushing Google to settle "in the next few days."