Regulators fine YouTube for collecting data and marketing to kids

Sep 5, 2019
Critics say the $170 million penalty will do little to change the video platform's behavior.
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Facebook is facing a fine. What about Zuckerberg?

Jul 15, 2019
The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly ready to hit Facebook with a fine of about $5 billion.
Signs for company Cambridge Analytica in the lobby of the building in which they are based on March 21, 2018 in London, England.
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Report: FTC approves roughly $5B fine for Facebook

Jul 12, 2019
According to the Wall Street Journal, the 3-2 vote broke along party lines.
In 2019, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg influenced our discourse, our privacy, our ideas about speech — free or otherwise — and our spending habits.
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Judge rules Qualcomm violated antitrust law in chip market

May 22, 2019
A federal judge has ruled that Qualcomm unlawfully squeezed out rivals in the cellphone chip market and charged excessive royalties to cellphone manufacturers such as Apple.
Attendees wait in line for a 5G exhibition at the Qualcomm booth during CES 2019 consumer electronics show, on January 10, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Who protects you from making a bad purchase... on your smart speaker?

Apr 29, 2019
Today's voice assistants and smart devices can act like salespeople who knock on your door.
Updated "Echo Dots" are pictured at Amazon Headquarters, following a launch event, on September 20, 2018 in Seattle, Washington.
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Tracking the “King of Robocalls”

Apr 2, 2019
A Wired reporter tells about the man responsible for nearly 100 million automated calls.
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The FTC has no chief technologist as it weighs big tech investigations

Apr 2, 2019
The last person to hold the job says there are many ways the agency can get input on technology issues.
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) building in Washington, DC.
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What's next for the FTC's new task force on tech?

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Who controls the data that fuels real estate deals?

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Senate Democrats seek vote to restore net neutrality

May 9, 2018
A group of senators — mostly Democrats — plans to file a petition Wednesday to force a Senate vote on restoring net neutrality, the Obama-era rule that said all internet traffic must be treated equally. The Federal Communications Commission repealed…