75% of FTC Officials Worked for Corporations It’s Supposed to Be Regulating
A new report says most FTC officials over the past 20 years worked for corporations before or after their tenure, and more than half had direct financial conflicts of interest.
Senators Introduce Bill That Would Ban Websites From Using Manipulative Consent Forms
Platforms have a problem with informed consent. A new Senate bill might change that.
Our Robocall Hell Is a Result of Inconsistent Enforcement and Carrier Apathy
Despite endless government initiatives, updated regulations and a laundry list of promises from industry, the problem is worse than ever.
Right to Repair
FTC Gives Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo 30 Days to Get Rid of Illegal Warranty-Void-if-Removed Stickers
The FTC says that if companies don't change their warranty practices, it may take 'legal action.'
DJ Khaled's Vodka-Spiked Cereal on Snapchat May Have Violated Federal Laws
We thought you said not to play yourself!!!
Right to Repair
FTC Says 'Warranty Void If Removed' Stickers Are Bullshit, Warns Manufacturers They're Breaking the Law
Federal law says you can repair your own things, and manufacturers cannot force you to use their own repair services.
Former Obama FTC Chair Is Now a Comcast Lobbyist Fighting Against Net Neutrality
Jon Leibowitz, an Obama-appointed head of the Federal Trade Commission, has been lobbying for Comcast in his role at Davis Polk & Wardwell.
What Are 'Data Brokers,' and Why Are They Scooping Up Information About You?
These sites you haven't heard of are sharing boatloads of data about you.
The FTC Is Officially Investigating Facebook for the Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal
In the Wake of the FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal, California Eyes Its Own Net Neutrality Law
But these efforts face a steep uphill climb.
We Can't Rely on the FTC to Defend Net Neutrality
The agency doesn’t have the same kind of teeth for defending an open internet.
FTC Gives YouTubers Who Peddled ‘Counter-Strike’ Gambling Site a Slap on the Wrist
FTC’s crackdown on influencers is toothless.