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FTC must ensure tech companies uphold youth online privacy

Three US Democratic lawmakers have urged the FTC to ensure technology companies like Facebook, YouTube and TikTok comply with policy changes aimed protecting young people online.

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Analysis: If Facebook is a problem, is a social media regulator the solution?

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has told Congress that one option for making social media less harmful would be to create a dedicated regulatory agency to oversee companies l...

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Facebook asks judge to dismiss US lawsuit to force sale of Instagram, WhatsApp

Facebook Inc has again asked a judge to dismiss the US government’s revised antitrust case that seeks to force the social media giant to sell Instagram and WhatsApp.

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Big Tech’s little mergers draw more US antitrust scrutiny

US Federal Trade Commission staff presented data on small acquisitions by five big technology companies, and the agency scrapped guidelines on vertical mergers which combine a comp...

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US panel votes to approve $1 billion for FTC privacy probes

The US House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to give the Federal Trade Commission $1 billion to set up a bureau dedicated to improving data security and privacy and fighting id...

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Federal Trade Commission meeting will investigate Big Tech’s small deals

The US FTC will hold its next open meeting on the 15th of September to hear staff findings on deals that Big Tech businesses such as Facebook and Apple make which are sometimes too...

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

FTC says Facebook ‘bought and buried’ rivals in renewed antitrust fight

The Federal Trade Commission in the US has refreshed its antitrust case against Facebook, adding more detail on the accusation the social media company crushed or bought rivals. It...

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Judge grants FTC more time to file amended complaint against Facebook

A judge in the United States has given the Federal Trade Commission until August the 19th to file an amended complaint in its antitrust lawsuit against Facebook Inc, an extension o...

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Facebook seeks US FTC Chair Lina Khan’s recusal in antitrust case

Facebook has asked for the recusal of Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan from the FTC’s antitrust case against the company, a step that could imperil the agency’s...

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How Big Tech is faring against US lawsuits and probes

Big Tech platforms Google and Facebook were hit with a series of antitrust lawsuits by the US federal government and states on charges they are operating monopolies and abusing the...

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Amazon says FTC should take new chair off its cases

Amazon.com filed a petition asking for Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Lina Khan to be recused on antitrust matters related to the online retail giant, according to documents ...

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Big Tech wins two battles in fight with US antitrust enforcers

Facebook Inc won two big fights with antitrust enforcers – and joined the $1 trillion club for market capitalization – as a federal judge threw out two lawsuits against...

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Facebook hits $1 trillion market cap after judge rejects antitrust complaints

A US judge dismissed federal and state antitrust complaints against Facebook Inc that sought to force the social media company to sell Instagram and WhatsApp, saying the federal co...

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New FTC chief Khan names some top staffers, including competition chief

Tech critic and the new chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Lina Khan, has named three top staffers in a signal that the agency could become more aggressive in how it enforces a...