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Mark Zuckerberg may personally face great difficulties with the FTC

Photo: Getty Two sources familiar with the Federal Trade Commission (Facebook) investigation of the Federal Trade Commission say that Mark Zuckerberg is now a target of his own. According to the Washington Post, the agency wants the company's co-founder, CEO and CEO – Zuck is all – responsible for abusing Facebook user data. And since Zuckerberg told Congress last year …

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FTC disables 4 robocallers

Tap or click to hear Kim's latest in just one minute. How many robocalls would you expect on average per day? One, three, 19? Honestly there is no number you could say that would surprise me. The reason for this is that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently seen a significant increase in the number of illegal phone calls …

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FTC case against Qualcomm does not stand up to reality

<div _ngcontent-c14 = "" innerhtml = " Last Tuesday morning, I spent the day at the US Courthouse in San Jose, California, to hear that the FTC had closed its case against Qualcomm Shapiro, a professor of industrial economics at the University of California's Haas School of Business, Berkeley, formerly held an antitrust position in the Justice Department, produced a …

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Qualcomm Launches Defense in the FTC Process Demonstrating Its Mobile Chip Capabilities

Irwin Jacobs, co-founder of Qualcomm, entered defense of his company on Tuesday. Vicki Behringer Today's smartphones would not be possible without Qualcomm. Or at least the chip giant wanted to show on Tuesday during his trial against the US Federal Trade Commission. The two have been fighting since January 4 in a courtroom in San Jose, California, and are wrapped …

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The FTC says you pay too much for smartphones. Here is the reason

The Federal Trade Commission thinks you pay too much for smartphones. But there are no manufacturers of mobile phones like Apple and Samsung or mobile operators. Instead, the agency accuses Qualcomm, which owns key wireless technology patents and manufactures chips found in most high-end Android phones and many iPhones. Qualcomm charges companies such as Apple a fixed percentage of the …

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Qualcomm CEO Defends Chip Licensing Business in FTC Study

Qualcomm and the FTC are in front of the US District Court in San Jose, California. Stephen Shankland / CNET The Federal Trade Commission believes that your phone is being hampered by Qualcomm's business practices. However, Steve Mollenkopf, Chief Executive of Qualcomm, believes that the way his company sells chips to smartphone makers is best for everyone involved. Qualcomm's policy …

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Why the F.T.C. Throws Facebook a new look at privacy

Following a series of messages questioning Facebook's data-sharing practices, government regulators are scrutinizing how the social media company deals with its users' personal information. It's not the first time Facebook has pulled control of the government. About seven years ago, after the Federal Trade Commission charged fees, the company agreed with the agency to revise its privacy practices. This agreement, …

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FTC will not even tell the Senate if it will try to extort a $ 1 trillion fine from Facebook

Photo: Getty Already in 2011, Facebook settled a case with the Federal Trade Commission and signed a unique agreement in which it has undertaken to adhere to several privacy protection guidelines. It's very possible that this year's Cambridge Analytica scandal has shown that Facebook has violated this agreement and faces trillions of dollars in fines. But eight months later, the …

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Senator wants FTC to reinvestigate Google

Utah's Senator Orrin Hatch (R) has written a letter to the Federal Trade Commission urging the governing body to "rethink the competitive impact of Google's search and digital advertising behavior" Ars Technica . It's been six years since the FTC last researched Google in 2012 and before 2010. Then, the FTC commissioners overruled the FTC's competition department over the company's …

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