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FTC doesn't grasp mobile ad biz, will shape its future anyway

When Google first announced its intentions to purchase mobile advertising network AdMob in late 2009, conventional wisdom indicated the Federal Trade Commission would ultimately approve the $750

Google, AdMob bracing for FTC smackdown

While Google and AdMob continue their efforts to persuade federal regulators to endorse their proposed $750 million merger, The Wall Street Journal reports both companies expect the Federal Trade

FTC gearing up to challenge Google's AdMob acquisition

The Federal Trade Commission is assembling an internal litigation team as it prepares to mount an antitrust challenge to Google's proposed $750 million acquisition of mobile advertising network

Congress should require P2P disclosures

Everyday there's news about another lapse, where company guidelines were insufficient and unable to keep data safe. One of the biggest culprits is peer-to-peer or P2P sharing--when files are made

FTC asks Silicon Valley to better police privacy

The Federal Trade Commission paid a visit to Silicon Valley recently with a very direct message: It's time to step up to the plate and do a better job of protecting consumer privacy and consumer

FTC sues Intel over stifling competition

The Federal Trade Commission sued Intel Corp., Wednesday, accusing the chip titan of using illegal tactics to stifle competition. The administrative complaint could have a major impact on Intel,

Cybercriminals capitalize on swine flu fears

Cybercriminals are everywhere, and now they are capitalizing on swine flu fears by pitching fake Tamiflu, a drug that treats the flu symptoms. You may think this does not directly affect you, but it

ChoicePoint pays $275,000 fine for data breach

ChoicePoint Inc. agreed to pay $275,000 to federal regulators as a result of a data breach last year that exposed the Social Security numbers and other personal information of 13,750 people. The

FTC: Bloggers must disclose payments, freebies

In the first update to its guidelines for advertisers since 1980, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have released new guidelines that require bloggers to disclose any payments or free gifts

Americans object to online tracking

It's become routine and almost an imperative for businesses and marketers to engage in online tracking of customers to their websites, but the public is not happy about this practice. A survey by