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FTC's Jon Leibowitz says antitrust settlement with Google was about 'doing the right thing'

FTC To Make Announcement About Google Antitrust Probe At 10 AM PT

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission just announced that its chairman Jon Leibowitz will make an announcement about the agency’s investigation of Google at 1pm ET/10am PT. Leibowitz will be joined at the press conference by Bureau of Competition Director Richard Feinstein and Deputy Director Pete Levitas, as well as Bureau...
FTC To Make Announcement About Google Antitrust Probe At 10 AM PT
Andrew Keen Weighs In On Privacy: “The Internet Hasn’t Learned How To Forget”

Google pledges to change its ways to assuage FTC anti-competitive concerns

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Google's drawn the ire of the Federal Trade Commission for myriad reasons over the past year, and so the FTC began a formal investigation into those transgressions. Today, Chairman Jon Leibowitz announced that the investigation has concluded with a settlement after the FTC found several issues with the way...
Google pledges to change its ways to assuage FTC anti-competitive concerns
D10: Apple's Tim Cook behind closed doors at 9 p.m. Eastern

Boot up: Google founders to be pressed on antitrust claims, and how does Apple keep secrets?

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Yandex ousted as Firefox default search in Russia, and mapping the Google 'exodus'A quick burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamKim Scheinberg's answer to: Apple Inc.: How does Apple keep secrets so well? >> QuoraAmazing story. The finish: I've lost track of...
Boot up: Google founders to be pressed on antitrust claims, and how does Apple keep secrets?

FTC Chairman: New Google Privacy Plan Forces Consumers to Make a "Brutal Choice"

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It’s just a few days now until Google’s new privacy policy goes into effect. And lawmakers and regulators continue to raise eyebrows over the agreement, which will grant the company greater license to share user account information between a number of services. The latest to do so: Federal Trade Commission...
FTC Chairman: New Google Privacy Plan Forces Consumers to Make a "Brutal Choice"

Congressman to FTC: Hands Off Google

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Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz best tread carefully if he opts to bring antitrust charges against Google. Because one misstep and Congress will get medieval on him. Rep. Jared Polis, a Colorado Democrat, feels that taking legal action against Google for alleged anticompetitive behavior is a lousy idea —...
Congressman to FTC: Hands Off Google

FTC Chairman Leibowitz: More Privacy Could Actually Bring Bigger Revenues For Web Giants

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Privacy guidelines such as the “Do Not Track” option proposed by the Federal Trade Commission does not necessarily mean the end of the kind of targeted online ads that have brought such riches to web companies over the past decade. In fact, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz says, more privacy on...
FTC Chairman Leibowitz: More Privacy Could Actually Bring Bigger Revenues For Web Giants

Facebook Could Now Advertise To Children, Thanks To Updated Federal Privacy Rules

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New advertising rules may have lifted a major barrier to Facebook’s long-held desire of signing up children under 13 years of age. The Federal Trade Communication revised the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) to exclude parental consent from ads that are based on behavior, rather than personal information. So-called...
Facebook Could Now Advertise To Children, Thanks To Updated Federal Privacy Rules
Big Tech: Feds Move Closer to Suing Google Over Search

FTC Chairman: Hiring Antitrust Litigator Not Sign Of Google Intentions

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U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz said Thursday the regulator's recent hiring of a top litigator to lead its review of antitrust complaints against Google isn't necessarily a sign that it will bring any related legal action....
FTC Chairman: Hiring Antitrust Litigator Not Sign Of Google Intentions

FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz resigns

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The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission steps down after a 4-year tenure of tackling online privacy issues and anticompetitive behavior. [Read more]...
FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz resigns

FTC Chairman: Google Settlement Was a Win for Consumers, Not Search Giant

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The Federal Trade Commission’s decision not to pursue antitrust charges against Google raised a lot of eyebrows when it was handed down, and continues to do so today. But according to FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz, critics who feel the company was let off the hook are mistaken. He maintains the...
FTC Chairman: Google Settlement Was a Win for Consumers, Not Search Giant

FTC's Jon Leibowitz Takes Your Privacy Very Seriously: The Full D10 Interview (Video)

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It’s clear — especially from this interview with Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz at the 10th D: All Things Digital conference — that the federal government is going to spend more time scrutinizing Internet companies and their behavior. “The more protection these consumers have, the more they trust...
FTC's Jon Leibowitz Takes Your Privacy Very Seriously: The Full D10 Interview (Video)

FTC fines maker of Path app $800,000 for privacy violations

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The maker of the Path social networking app will pay a US$800,000 civil penalty to settle U.S. Federal Trade Commission charges that it illegally collected personal information from children without parental consent, the agency said Friday. Path has also settled FTC charges that it collected personal information from users'...
FTC fines maker of Path app $800,000 for privacy violations

FCC commissioner McDowell will beat chairman Genachowski out the door as he announces his resignation

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Today Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioner Robert McDowell announced that he will step down from his post in the coming few weeks. McDowell is among the group of five commissioners that comprise the FCC’s leadership. His departure comes at a somewhat odd timing, as BizJournals noted today in its coverage of the news,...
FCC commissioner McDowell will beat chairman Genachowski out the door as he announces his resignation

Search stays the same: feds and Google settle antitrust issues

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In a long-awaited announcement, the Federal Trade Commission confirmed Thursday that it has reached a settlement with Google after a nearly two year investigation into how the search giant treats competitors. The deal will force Google to change some of its patent practices but will have relatively little effect on...
Search stays the same: feds and Google settle antitrust issues
FTC may table planned antitrust case against Google due to lack of evidence

FTC Declares Rachel From Cardholder Services 'Enemy Number 1'; Files Complaints Against Five Scammy Robocollers

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A few weeks ago, we noted that the FTC was offering up $50,000 to anyone who could help stop "Rachel from cardholder services" robocalls. It appears they don't really need that much helps, as the agency has filed complaints against five such operations based in Arizona and Florida (why is...
FTC Declares Rachel From Cardholder Services 'Enemy Number 1'; Files Complaints Against Five Scammy Robocollers

#ATD10 Kicks Off With Apple's Tim Cook -- Also Adding Online Education to Mix with Kahn and Hennessy

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The All Things Digital team is all ready down in Palo Verdes, Calif. under sunny skies and with a lineup of tech and media speakers that are even more stunning that the spectacular view here. We begin tonight with the first major interview that Apple CEO Tim Cook has...
#ATD10 Kicks Off With Apple's Tim Cook -- Also Adding Online Education to Mix with Kahn and Hennessy

Apple CEO Tim Cook to open D10 conference: yes, we'll be liveblogging

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The All Things D conference has a long history of wrangling an impressive speaker list, and this year's gala is no different. The outlet has just confirmed that Apple CEO Tim Cook will be the keynote speaker for D10's opening night, just two years after the late Steve Jobs...
Apple CEO Tim Cook to open D10 conference: yes, we'll be liveblogging

Microsoft notifies ITC of FTC-Google settlement, expects Motorola to withdraw complaint

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On Friday, the day after Google's antitrust settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (see my initial reaction, explanation of mechanics, comparison with other SEP case), Microsoft filed a "notice of development in connection with Motorola's H.264 standard essential patents" with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC), expressing the expectation...
Microsoft notifies ITC of FTC-Google settlement, expects Motorola to withdraw complaint

LifeLock Settles With FTC For $11 Million Over False Claims In Ads

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For several years, LifeLock has been so brash about their skills at protecting customers from ID theft that they not only drove around a truck displaying their CEO's Social Security Number in public, they also advertised his SSN on TV ads. But that hubris has come back to bite...
LifeLock Settles With FTC For $11 Million Over False Claims In Ads
FTC consumer privacy report advocates for a “Do Not Track” option

FTC: We'll Decide On Google-Antitrust Action By End Of Year

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Speaking at an antitrust symposium sponsored by Georgetown Law School in Washington DC, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said that the commission was “on track” to decide on whether or not to pursue an antitrust case against Google “by the end of the year.” In other words: after... Please visit Search...
FTC: We'll Decide On Google-Antitrust Action By End Of Year

FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz on Privacy, Do Not Track, Facebook and Google (Video)

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The Federal Trade Commission currently lacks the authority to assess penalties for transgressions against online privacy. Is the agency really up to the challenge of enforcing our privacy rights? Onstage at D10 Thursday, FTC chairman Jon Leibowitz argued that it is and that its broad prohibition against “unfair and deceptive...
FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz on Privacy, Do Not Track, Facebook and Google (Video)

The Circuit: Ohlhausen rejoins the FTC, saying good-bye to the Media Access Project, Facebook counters Yahoo suit

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Ohlhausen rejoins FTC: Chairman Jon Leibowitz joined Maureen K. Ohlhausen at the Federal Trade Commission today, as she was sworn in as the agency's newest commissioner. President Obama named Ohlhausen, a Republican, to a term that ends on Sept. 25, 2018. She was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on...
The Circuit: Ohlhausen rejoins the FTC, saying good-bye to the Media Access Project, Facebook counters Yahoo suit

Microsoft Contends FTC-Google Deal Kills Pending Motorola Patent Cases

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Though the agreement Google reached with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission last week was in many ways expected, there’s one issue that really doesn’t seem to be clear. That is: What is Google required to do with the existing standards-essential patent cases it is currently fighting on behalf of its...
Microsoft Contends FTC-Google Deal Kills Pending Motorola Patent Cases

Q&A: FTC Chairman on How Web Start-ups Should Handle Privacy

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Following the FTC’s release today of a massive online privacy policy framework, I had a few minutes to chat with FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz. I asked him about the implications for Web and social media companies that use personal data. credit: Win McNamee, Getty Images News For context, the conversation...
Q&A: FTC Chairman on How Web Start-ups Should Handle Privacy
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