Facebook's stock took a dive on Thursday following a report that federal regulators may seek to prevent the company from more tightly integrating its social media products.
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Consumers are overwhelmingly pleading for the government's help in the face of an ever-growing list of corporate data breaches and privacy mishaps — but few have faith help will ever arrive.
AT&T agreed to a $60 million settlement over allegations it misled more than 3.5 million customers by charging them for "unlimited" data plans while reducing their data speeds when their usage exceeded a certain amount.
Joseph Simons, the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, says he will withhold from Congress a 2012 staff report that could shed light on the FTC's now-closed investigation of Google's search and advertising business.
Skin care brand Sunday Riley settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Monday after the company was accused of posting fake reviews of their products on Sephora's website for two years.
The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday sued online dating giant Match Group, the owner of OKCupid, Tinder and PlentyOfFish, for allegedly enticing people to pay for its Match.com service using fake love interest ads, along with other allegedly deceptive business practices.
The Federal Trade Commission says it has shifted into a higher gear in its antitrust investigations of Big Tech, marking a new phase of scrutiny for large platform companies in Washington.
Google has agreed to pay a fine of at least $150 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission investigation into YouTube's handling of children's data, according to multiple reports.
A draft executive order from the White House could put the Federal Communications Commission in charge of shaping how Facebook, Twitter and other large tech companies curate what appears on their websites, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.
Equifax data breach victims who filed for a $125 settlement check will have an opportunity to change their selection and opt for free credit monitoring instead. The move follows a torrent of consumer requests for cash payments from the embattled credit company.
So many people are seeking cash payments from Equifax following its disastrous 2017 data breach, there may not be enough claims money for everyone to receive a $125 check, the Federal Trade Commission warned on Wednesday.
Pharmaceutical companies are set to pay nearly $70 million to California over "collusive" deals that kept generic drugs off the market and raised prices, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Monday.
If you're among the 147 million Americans whose credit data was compromised in the 2017 Equifax data breach, read on. You may be eligible for compensation.
Hours after Facebook agreed to pay a record $5 billion fine as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the company once again showed that its business model of collecting data and targeting ads to users is working as well as ever.
The Federal Trade Commission announced a $5 billion settlement with Facebook on Wednesday, resolving a sweeping investigation by regulators into how the company lost control over massive troves of personal data and mishandled its communications with users. It is the largest fine in FTC history — and yet still only about a month's worth of revenue for Facebook.
Credit reporting agency Equifax has reached a deal to pay up to $700 million to state and federal regulators to settle probes stemming from a data breach that exposed the personal information of nearly 150 million people. It will be the largest settlement ever paid for a data breach.
Federal regulators may be inching closer to probing the market dominance of some of the largest technology companies.
The Justice Department is laying the foundation for a potential antitrust investigation of Google, three people familiar with the matter say — zeroing in on one of the world's wealthiest and most powerful tech companies as policymakers around the globe are calling for tougher regulation of an increasingly embattled industry.
Apple and Google removed three dating apps from their app stores after the US government said the apps could expose children to sexual predators.
Facebook is bracing for a massive fine from federal regulators after a year of data privacy scandals.
China's big global success story on social media has run into trouble in the United States.
This Valentine's, make sure you fall in love -- not for a scam.
Facebook could face additional scrutiny from federal regulators after a new report that it offered more of its users' data to companies than it had previously admitted.
Consumer advocates raised big concerns this week about the two top officials the Trump administration has appointed to protect Americans from fraud, claiming one has no related experience and that the other won't be able to go after companies like Equifax, Facebook, Amazon and Verizon because of his work in the private sector.