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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 January 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 February 23, 2009


Don't track Internet surfers by default, says FTC official

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.

By November 1, 2007


Google settles with FTC over antitrust issues

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

By January 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 November 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 September 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 October 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 January 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 November 12, 2012