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2 08, 2019

FTC Antitrust Probe of Facebook Scrutinizes Its Acquisitions

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The Federal Trade Commission is examining the tech giant’s acquisitions as part of its antitrust investigation, seeking to determine if they were part of a campaign to snap up potential rivals to head off competitive threats.

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24 07, 2019

Facebook Settlement Requires Mark Zuckerberg to Certify Privacy Protections

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will have to personally certify that the company is taking steps to protect consumer privacy under a settlement expected to be announced with the Federal Trade Commission Wednesday.

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24 06, 2019

Google’s Enemies Gear Up to Make Antitrust Case

June 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As U.S. officials prepare an antitrust probe of Google and possibly other Silicon Valley giants, a loose-knit crew of its rivals is gearing up to help.

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22 06, 2019

California’s Data Privacy Law Will Create a New Headache for Tech Companies

June 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Facebook, Alphabet’s Google, and other tech companies will face new restrictions on their treatment of data under the California Consumer Privacy Act

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17 06, 2019

Why Google’s Advertising Dominance Is Drawing Antitrust Scrutiny

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Google is the major force at every layer between advertisers and websites, one reason the Justice Department is laying the groundwork for potential antitrust action. Here’s a look at the tech giant’s advertising dominance, in three charts.

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8 06, 2019

Weighing the Antitrust Case Against Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook

June 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tech shares sold off on sharply on last week’s reports about anti-trust investigations. Why investors need to take a deep breath.

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8 06, 2019

Tech Giants Google, Facebook and Amazon Intensify Antitrust Debate

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The backlash against Silicon Valley comes amid a broader movement to rethink antitrust in general and marks the scrambling of the old left-right divide over government intervention in the market.

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7 06, 2019

States Add to Scrutiny on Google, Facebook, Other Big Tech

June 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

State attorneys general are preparing for their own investigations into big tech platforms including Google and Facebook, based on concerns that largely mirror those driving federal probes.

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3 06, 2019

FTC Gets Jurisdiction for Possible Facebook Antitrust Probe

June 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Federal Trade Commission will lead any antitrust investigation into Facebook under an arrangement that gives the Justice Department chief oversight of Alphabet’s Google, as the U.S. government gears up for scrutiny of the country’s major tech companies over competition concerns.

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3 06, 2019

Google Gets Ready for Legal Fight, As U.S. Mulls an Antitrust Probe

June 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

As Google cemented its powerful position, the tech giant’s executives said they believed they were helping web users get information and letting publishers and advertisers connect more efficiently. The question is whether U.S. regulators will determine the firm’s efforts squelched competition.

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