U.S. Fed may block Facebook’s plans to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger
Facebook is currently in a rush to integrate the backend of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp Messenger and enable interoperation between the disparate platforms. One of the reasons for the haste is believed to be plans by the U....
Google is now facing a DOJ probe over the Fitbit acquisition
Last month, Google announced that the company is officially acquiring Fitbit. Google paid a sum of $2.1 million to acquire the company. While industry analysts called it a win for Google, not everyone was happy with the purchase. ...
The US Federal Trade Comission launch anti-trust investigation in Amazon’s AWS business
Getting on the wrong side of the government can be dangerous even for the richest companies, as Amazon is rapidly finding out. After losing the Pentagon’s JEDI cloud contract things have rapidly progressed from bad to worse,...
Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook will set a completely new privacy standard for tech industry
US Federal Trade Commission today imposed a record breaking $5 billion penalty on Facebook for violating the 2012 FTC order by deceiving users about their ability to control the privacy of their personal information. “Despite re...
FTC slaps Google on the wrist for YouTube privacy violations
The FTC has slapped Google with a fine as part of a settlement this Friday, The Commission had been investigating YouTube for its violation of kids privacy laws in its YouTube app and found that “Google inadequately protecte...
Facebook slapped with divisive $5 billion fine by FTC
Facebook is to be hit with a $5 billion fine in regards to the FTC’s investigation about the Cambridge Analytica Scandal. The fine, which is the largest in FTC history, is one which comes with strings attached. While the rep...
Facebook is on track to recieve a multi-billion dollar fine
The Washington Post reports that Facebook and the FTC are having discussions about a multi-billion dollar fine due to Facebook’s privacy issues over the past year. While the exact amount isn’t clear yet, as Facebook c...
Some activist groups want Facebook broken up
A coalition of progressive groups is planning to launch an advertising campaign to get the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to split Facebook into several companies and break up its monopoly. The group want the FTC to break off Inst...
Microsoft updates warranty policy after receiving FTC warning
Early last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent out warnings to the three major console manufacturers—Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo—that their warranty policies violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. As such, the F...
FTC gives Microsoft and other companies 30 days to get rid of ‘warranty void if removed’ stickers
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found last month that stickers stating “warranty void if removed” were illegal. As such, the FTC has sent out notices to several companies that they have 30 days to remove these stick...