FTC

tech-power

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.
Karl Bode
5.23.19
informed consent

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.
Caroline Haskins
4.9.19
FTC

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.
Karl Bode
5.18.18
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.'
Matthew Gault
5.1.18
Music

DJ Khaled's Vodka-Spiked Cereal on Snapchat May Have Violated Federal Laws

We thought you said not to play yourself!!!
Jelisa Castrodale
4.11.18
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.
Matthew Gault
4.10.18
big telecom

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.6.18
Opt-out

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.
Yael Grauer
3.27.18
Cambridge Analytica

The FTC Is Officially Investigating Facebook for the Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

The Federal Trade Commission announced on Monday that it has opened an investigation into Facebook and whether it violated its stated privacy policy.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.26.18
FCC

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.
Karl Bode
1.8.18
net neutrality

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.29.17
Valve

FTC Gives YouTubers Who Peddled ‘Counter-Strike’ Gambling Site a Slap on the Wrist

FTC’s crackdown on influencers is toothless.
Matthew Gault
9.7.17
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