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  1. FTC Workshop 'Blurred Lines: Advertising or Content?' to Examine Native Ads

    The practice has blossomed online in the form of native advertising, but now the Federal Trade Commission is poised to step in with new regulations. Publishers and advertisers have purposefully deceived consumers for decades with ads meant to look...

  2. Google Pays $17 Million to Settle Apple Safari User Tracking Case

    The issue has already proved costly for Google, after an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) led to a $22.5 million fine for the firm. Google has agreed to pay a settlement of $17 million to 38 U.S.states in order to end a probe...

  3. FTC Giving Native Advertising a Closer Look

    The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on December 4, 2013 in Washington, DC to examine the practice of blending advertisements with news, entertainment, and other content in digital media, referred to as "native advertising" or...

  4. Google Boldly Rejects UK Privacy Laws in Safari Snooping Case

    Federal Trade Commission. Google has told the UK High Court that it isn't subject to UK privacy laws because it is a U.S.company. Google is in court because it danced around security settings on the Apple iPhone and collected some users' personal...

  5. Will Google's Proposed Search Fixes End EU Antitrust Case?

    Federal Trade Commission closed its 19-month search antitrust probe earlier this year after deciding that Google's demotion of competing websites was justifiable. Google has submitted proposals to address European Union (EU) concerns that the...

  6. Google Pays $7 Million to Settle Street View Snooping Case

    Federal Trade Commission said in 2010 that it would not be pursuing any action against Google as the company did not appear to have retained or utilised the data it had collected. Google has reached a settlement which would end the firm's long...

  7. 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. As a result, the FTC announced that “Google has agreed to a Consent Order that prohibits it from seeking injunctions against a willing...

  8. FTC: Mobile App Developers Still Failing to Protect Kids

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a report on mobile apps for children that criticizes their trampling of kids' privacy. The FTC report, "Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade" (PDF), follows up its first report...

  9. Google CEO Larry Page Meets with FTC

    Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ahead of its investigation into the firm coming to an conclusion. The firm has been in talks with the FTC for about a week, with Bloomberg's source saying the commission is trying to decide whether there is a market...

  10. FTC to Drop Vertical Search Antitrust Case Against Google? No Consumer Harm Found

    Federal Trade Commission (FTC) officials are reportedly thinking of dropping their antitrust case against Google, Bloomberg reports. Ben Hammer, a spokesperson with industry advocacy group FairSearch.org, said the FTC need only to look at recent...

  11. SEMPO Appeals to FTC for Updated Search Engine Disclosure Guidelines

    Federal Trade Commission In addition, SEMPO has offered “valuable insight and background to the Consumer Protection Bureau, both on the topic of a search engine guideline compliance review, and in presenting considerations for the transparency...