Cases in Europe and Canada are proceeding against the search giant, so why was the FTC’s case settled so quietly?
The CFPB can’t be allowed to run wild, and empirical policymaking can help refine their mandate.
Apps are becoming increasingly expensive to build and market to the public.
It is increasingly obvious that something is amiss here.
Last week, the FTC publicly released 685 complaints against the company
Claim: ‘If you do not pay for advertising they remove your good reviews’
Microsoft would enjoy strong evidence for a private antitrust lawsuit against Google for huge treble damages.
Permanent government regulation of Internet search was a plausible outcome
Google has a long history of being accused of these anti-competitive search practices.
Recent leaks from inside the FTC suggest the agency is on a mission to penalize Google
The report comes days after Google was fined a record $22.5m by the commission for circumventing privacy settings on the Apple Safari browser.
Fine amounts to one-sixteenth of one percent of the company’s 2011 revenues
Consumers, beware advertisements. Not too long ago, Skechers rolled out their “Tone-ups,” advertised as a great new shoe to help people “lose weight, and strengthen and tone their buttocks, legs and abdominal muscles.” If you failed to see these changes in your body after purchasing these shoes, however, you were not alone. The Federal Trade [...]
The company said yesterday that it acted in good faith and will pay the FCC’s penalty to conclude the inquiry.
FTC expected to fine Google over Safari tracking - Slashgear
Google has been accused of writing code to bypass Safari’s default privacy settings to deposit cookies that track users’ browsing habits in order to deliver targeted ads.
The law is clear in this area: privacy is not an antitrust issue.
SCOTT CLELAND: EU Filling FTC Void of Google Law Enforcement - TheDC Opinion
The evidence is mounting that the European Union is stepping in to fill the void of FTC law enforcement concerning Google.
‘The event, however, also focused on how face detection is being used offline in “smart sign” technology and other applications’
‘The FTC says the settlement requires Facebook to get people’s approval before changing how it shares their data’