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FTC doles out $50,000 to winners of Robocall Challenge

The Federal Trade Commission recently wrapped up a contest designed to find an effective solution to combat robocalls – spammy automated phone calls that deliver a pre-recorded message to unlucky recipients. The annoying messages account for roughly 200,000 complaints each…

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…

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...

HP's Seoul office raided in price fixing investigation

HP's Seoul office was raided by South Korea's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) last Friday as part of a price fixing investigation, according to Korea Times. The agency reportedly swiped documents and computer records along with questioning employees, though full details…

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. …