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  1. FTC: Google Demoting Rankings of Competing Vertical Websites is Justifiable

    Federal Trade Commission closed the books on its 19-month investigation into Google’s business practices. Google allegedly “reneged on its FRAND [fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory] commitments and pursued – or threatened to pursue...

  2. SEMPO Tells Government: Don't Censor Search Engines

    Chairman Jon Leibowitz Federal Trade Commission 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20580 But for the competition to be effective, it must exist and be at least somewhat fair; a man with a pickup truck can't start competing with UPS just...

  3. S. Korean Companies Claim Google's Android Blocking Competing Search Apps

    The owners of South Korea's largest search engines have filed complaints against Google with the country's Fair Trade Commission, alleging that local phone carriers and manufacturers were banned from embedding their search applications on mobile...

  4. Search and the Law: Attorney Deborah Wilcox

    Back at the first legal session in 2002, I remember there being a panelist from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) dealing with the issue of consumer confusion in keyword advertising. It was Ralph Nader's commission which had written a letter to...

  5. Search Engines And Legal Issues

    The US Federal Trade Commission has made a landmark recommendation to the search engine industry that it should improve disclosure of paid content within search results. A group backed by consumer advocate Ralph Nader believes so, and it's asking...

  6. Yahoo Announces Content Acquisition Program

    This may raise issues with the Federal Trade Commission, which issued a letter of recommendation to the search engines about disclosure practices in the summer of 2002. We're spending a fair amount of time thinking through how to use all of that...

  7. Paid Inclusion Listings May Get Boosted At AltaVista

    Search engines should set standards and adhere to them, say webmasters, advertisers and a senior attorney for the Federal Trade Commission. That's because Inktomi's major partner MSN Search only really makes use of Inktomi's data for very specific...

  8. Search Engine Standards, Please!

    The Summer 2002 Search Engine Strategies conference brought together a senior attorney from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) provider, and a Search Committee co-chair from the Interactive Advertising Bureau...

  9. The Truth About Big Brother Databases

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in fact charged, sanctioned and fined three last March who obtained consumers' private financial information under false pretenses. Information Brokers Settle FTC Charges Press Release, Federal Trade Commission, 8...