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Facebook reaches agreement in privacy case with the FTC

Facebook has settled its ongoing privacy dispute with the Federal Trade Commission after being charged with failing to keep promises it made regarding the privacy of its users, and for deceiving them. Resolving the dispute and agreeing acceptable terms is…

FTC approves Intel's $7.68 billion purchase of McAfee

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has cleared Intel's proposed acquisition of McAfee for $7.68 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. While US antitrust regulators have given the green light to the transaction, regulators in Europe are still examining the acquisition.

FTC drops Google Street View Wi-Fi sniffing fiasco

The US Federal Trade Commission has officially closed its investigation (PDF) into Google for collecting data from unsecured wireless networks. The search company announced in May that its Street View vehicles inadvertently collected information from unencrypted Wi-Fi connections, including passwords…