FTC

Facebook is Meta

US and Meta spar over the date of antitrust trial

US regulators and Meta Platforms Inc are at odds over when to start a high-profile antitrust trial, with the Federal Trade Commission proposing December 2023 and the Facebook paren...

Platform News: Social Media businesses

US lawmakers introduce bipartisan bill to address social media addiction

US Senators Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat, and Cynthia Lummis, a Republican, introduced a bill aimed at addressing addiction to social media platforms like Meta Platform’s Facebo...

nvidia chipmaker

SoftBank’s sale of Arm to Nvidia to collapse?

SoftBank Group Corp’s sale of Arm Ltd to US chipmaker Nvidia Corp has collapsed, a source familiar with the matter told journalists, adding that Arm will plan for an IPO.

Joe Biden

White House to hold second Competition Council meet today

The White House is set to hold the second meeting of its Competition Council on Monday, federal agencies said over the weekend.

Platform News: Epic Games, Fortnite

Apple wins last-minute reprieve from App Store changes

Apple has won a reprieve from having to make major changes to its lucrative App Store while it appeals an antitrust lawsuit brought by “Fortnite” creator Epic Games.

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

How Big Tech is faring against US lawsuits and probes

Big Tech platforms Meta Platforms and Google have been hit with a series of antitrust lawsuits by the US federal government and states on charges they are operating monopolies and ...

nvidia chipmaker

US says Nvidia-Arm deal harms market for networking, self-driving car chips

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has argued that competition in the nascent markets for chips in self-driving cars and a new category of networking chips could be hurt if Nvid...

Meta Platforms - Facebook

Facebook asks court to dismiss US FTC antitrust lawsuit for good

Meta Platforms Inc’s Facebook asked a US court to dismiss and not allow the refiling of an antitrust lawsuit by the US Federal Trade Commission which urges a court to demand ...

Facebook is Meta

Facebook will shut down facial recognition system

Facebook Inc has announced it is shutting down its facial recognition system, which automatically identifies users in photos and videos, citing growing concern about the use of suc...

FTC: Federal Trade Commission

FTC Chair: Internet providers collect ‘staggering’ amounts of data

Internet service providers collect a “staggering” amount of detailed data on consumers, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan said in discussing an agency staff repo...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

US consumer watchdog to query tech giants over financial data

The US consumer watchdog is expected this week to query tech giants including Facebook, Amazon and Google on how they handle consumer financial data as part of a broader effort to ...

Facebook

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.

Platform News: Social media titan, Facebook

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...

Facebook

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.

Platform News: Big Tech

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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