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Here Are The FTC Officials Who Could Determine Zuckerberg’s Fate Over Facebook’s Privacy Violations

The Federal Trade Commission is haggling over whether to hold Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible for mishandling the privacy data of millions of users, The New York Times reported Saturday, citing anonymous sources. The FTC, which is made up of three Republicans and two Democrats, appears split on a proposal that would hold the billionaire personally responsible for mishandling ...

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White House admonishes ‘opposition media’ for attacking first lady’s ‘Be Best’ initiative

The office of the White House Communications Director issued a scathing statement Tuesday admonishing the “opposition media” for taking “a day meant to promote kindness and positive efforts on behalf of children, to instead lob baseless accusations towards the First Lady and her new initiatives.” “Yesterday,  First Lady Melania Trump unveiled Be Best, her initiative meant to support children and ...

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Federal Trade Commission confirms investigation of Facebook; stock continues downward

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) saw its share price tumble Monday morning after the Federal Trade Commission confirmed that it is investigating the social media giant for possible violations of the FTC Act. “The FTC is firmly and fully committed to using all of its tools to protect the privacy of consumers,” Tom Pahl, Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of ...

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FTC warns of tech support imposter scams [video]

Tech support imposter scam

Callers impersonate legitimate technical support companies to fool computer users into handing over their personal information or sending money and the Federal Trade Commission has some helpful tips to keep Americans safe. You get a call from someone who says he’s a computer technician. He might say he’s from a well-known company like Microsoft, or maybe your internet service provider. He ...

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Amazon to refund $70 million in unauthorized in-app charges

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission ruled Tuesday that parents of children who racked up charges through in-app purchases could get some or all of their money back. The FTC and Amazon agreed to end their battle over the legality of the charges by having Amazon refund the purchases not authorized by the parents. A federal district court found in April ...

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Lies. Damned Lies. And Obamacare Statistics

The latest batch of October statistics from the Obama White House credits me with buying a Mercedes, BMW and an Audi. And the best part is it didn’t cost me a dime! All I did was take three test drives and here I am: A GDP–generating fool. This flexible interpretation of window–shopping and tire–kicking has great potential for the future. ...

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Made in the USA Foundation Files FTC Complaints Against Chrysler and Ford for Misleading Ads

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ –The Made in the USA Foundation has filed two complaints with the Federal Trade Commission against U.S. auto manufacturers (Ford and Chrysler) for misleading ads, claiming certain vehicles were made in the United States when they were actually imported. The Foundation filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against Chrysler Corporation for its television and print ads for the Chrysler ...

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