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Jul 08 2022
The Senate Intelligence Committee has sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission asking that it open an investigation into whether TikTok misled U.S. lawmakers about China-based employees of its parent company, ByteDance, accessing American user data.
The letter, signed by committee chairman Senator Mark Warner and vice chairman Senator Marco Rubio, cites “repeated misrepresentationsForbes
Apr 20 2022
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday urged the Senate to delay consideration of President Joe Biden's Federal Trade Commission nominee Alvaro Bedoya, accusing the current FTC leadership of undermining companies' confidence in the agency.
The business lobbying group pointed to recent changes under FTC Chair Lina Khan, including action over consumer protection rule-making and a voteReuters
Feb 20 2023
The Federal Trade Commission is planning aggressive reviews of the tech sector through a new technology office that is aiming for artificial intelligence and digital ad makers, as its last Republican commissioner heads for the exit.
The FTC, which is moving forward with exclusively Democratic commissioners, is the federal regulator charged with protecting consumers from deceptiveWashington Times
Aug 19 2021
The Federal Trade Commission filed a new antitrust complaint against Facebook on Thursday, continuing its fight in federal court after a judge threw out its initial claims.
Facebook has until Oct. 4 to respond to the FTC’s amended complaint.
FTC Chair Lina Khan notably did not recuse herself from the vote on the complaint after Facebook petitioned her to do so based on her pastCNBC
Sep 30 2022
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and several Democratic House lawmakers are requesting that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) stop Amazon's proposal to acquire robotic vacuum manufacturer iRobot, Axios reported Thursday, citing a letter submitted to the regulator Wednesday.
"We are writing regarding our concerns with Amazon's proposed $1.65 billion acquisition of iRobot Corp., and theInternational Business Times
Jul 13 2021
With Lina Khan’s confirmation as chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), she now has the authority to curb Amazon’s mounting power. Achieving this goal could very well become Khan’s legacy, but it will happen only if the commission and the judiciary fully understand Amazon’s business model and the speed with which it is executed.Fortune
Jun 23 2021
Following Amazon’s recent acquisition of MGM, the deal will reportedly be reviewed by the Federal Trade Commission — meaning Lina Khan, a long-outspoken critic of Amazon who recently became FTC chair, will have oversight over the deal. The proceedings could signal how she’ll handle antitrust cases against Amazon in the future.
Citing people familiar with the situation, The Wall StreetThe Verge
Jun 28 2021
A federal court on Monday dismissed the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust complaint against Facebook, as well as a parallel case brought by 48 state attorneys general, dealing a major setback for the agency’s complaint that could have resulted in Facebook divesting Instagram and WhatsApp.
Shares of Facebook rose more than 4% on Monday following the rulings, sending the social mediaCNBC
Jul 07 2021
Right-to-repair is a hot topic in tech, auto and other industries, with some manufacturers making it difficult for third parties to access information needed to fix devices. While focused on the agriculture industry, an upcoming executive order from President Joe Biden might also have an impact on the devices and gadgets we use every day.
In a press briefing Tuesday, White House PressCNET
Jun 28 2021
A federal court dismissed the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust lawsuit against Facebook, handing the social media giant a victory as it battles claims of unfair monopolistic behavior.
The decision Monday marks a setback for the trade commission and could lead to more aggressive calls for U.S. antitrust law to be updated by Congress, just as related bipartisan bills have beenWashington Examiner