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Path ordered to pay $800,000 to settle FTC privacy charges

Social networking startup Path has been ordered to pay an $800,000 fine to the Federal Trade Commission in addition to other measures to settle a controversial privacy issue. The service was accused of using deceitful tactics to collect personal information…

Google may avoid FTC ruling by issuing voluntary changes

Following a year-and-a-half long anti-trust investigation, the Wall Street Journal reports that Google is expected to escape a final determination by the Federal Trade Commission thanks to the enactment of a number of "voluntary" measures -- a consent decree which…

Facebook's Instagram acquisition green-lighted by UK's OFT

Facebook’s first hurdle in its acquisition of Instagram has been cleared after the UK’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) passed the merger. The regulator said the acquisition would not substantially lessen competition for consumers in the country, or place the social…

US FTC probes Facebook acquisition of Instagram

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched an investigation into social networking giant, Facebook and its proposed acquisition of Instagram, which threatens to delay the closing of the $1 million purchase according to a report by...

FTC subpoenas Apple and others as part of Google antitrust probe

The U.S. antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission into Google’s dominant position in the internet search market has subpoenaed Cupertino-based Apple in a bid to find out more information regarding the search deal between the two companies, according to Bloomberg. …