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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick at LeWeb 2013.

Despite backlash, Uber says it's rapidly expanding

As the ride-sharing service could face investigations from antitrust regulators for its shady recruiting tactics, it moves into 24 more cities.

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Senator asks FTC to investigate Facebook's mood study

After the social network altered the news feeds of nearly 700,000 users without telling them, Sen. Mark R. Warner wants to know if there should be oversight on these types of experiments.

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Apple tips off FTC over Google in-app purchases, report says

After Apple pays $32.5 million to customers over purchases made by kids using parents' passwords, Google may be next to face the FTC's scrutiny.

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T-Mobile CEO reiterates innocence, slams FTC for 'sensationalizing'

After the Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against T-Mobile this week, CEO John Legere derided the agency's claims.

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The Facebook icon flag at the social network's Menlo Park campus.

FTC OKs Facebook+WhatsApp, warns against privacy violations

Facebook may have cleared a hurdle in its purchase of WhatsApp, but the FTC will be watching closely to keep the social networks honest.

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Who’s a jerk? The site that tagged millions of Facebook users ‘jerk’

Napster co-founder John Fanning found a new calling with Jerk.com, but the FTC alleges the site dishonestly harvested photos and names from more than 73 million people.

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Privacy groups ask FTC to block Facebook-WhatsApp deal

Not so fast, Facebook. Citing privacy concerns, two US-based watchdog groups file an FTC complaint hoping to block its planned $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp.

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Nest's second-generation smart thermostat learns users' heating and cooling preferences over time.

FTC approves key condition of Google's Nest acquisition

The government grants an "early termination" of the waiting period signaling that antitrust and competition regulations for the deal have now been satisfied.

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Aaron's computer rental chain settles FTC spying charges

The rent-to-own computer company settles a complaint that accused it of secretly taking Webcam photos of users in their homes and recording keystrokes of Web site login credentials.

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Senator to FTC: Does Google ad change break privacy deal?

Sen. Edward Markey sends a letter to the Federal Trade Commission asking whether Google's upcoming changes to its Terms of Service violate a 2011 privacy settlement over its scrapped Buzz service.

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Facebook's proposed privacy policy changes face FTC review

Agency asked to review whether social network's proposed changes violate a 2011 settlement agreement.

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The TrendNet TV-IP110W was one of the cameras vulnerable in the 2012 hack.

FTC and TrendNet settle claim over hacked security cameras

The camera maker settles a claim after hundreds of its home security cameras were hacked and videos of babies sleeping and children playing were published on the Web.

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