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FTC sends a warning to Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other 'gig-work' companies

FTC sends a warning to Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other ‘gig-work’ companies

The Federal Trade Commission announced Thursday that it plans to crack down on the exploitation of gig workers, whom the agency said are entitled to protection regardless of their worker classification. The commission adopted a policy statement that details issues gig workers face — including deceptive claims about their wages and hours, unfair contract terms …

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To defeat FTC lawsuit, Meta demands 100+ rivals share biggest trade secrets

To defeat FTC lawsuit, Meta demands 100+ rivals share biggest trade secrets

Several years after Facebook-owner Meta acquired WhatsApp and Instagram, the Federal Trade Commission launched an antitrust lawsuit that claimed that through these acquisitions, Meta had become a monopoly. A titan wielding enormous fortune over smaller companies, the FTC said Meta began buying or burying competitors in efforts that allegedly blocked rivals from offering better-quality products …

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Credit Karma ordered to pay users after falsely claiming they were pre-approved for credit cards

Credit Karma ordered to pay users after falsely claiming they were pre-approved for credit cards

Credit Karma ordered to pay users after falsely claiming they were pre-approved for credit cards Updated: 4:41 PM EDT Sep 6, 2022 Hide Transcript Show Transcript Let’s start with interest rate hikes and obviously the Fed is trying to combat inflation. They’re raising the rates and *** lot of analysts I’ve been watching have said, …

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FTC Takes Action to Stop Online Home Buying Firm Opendoor Labs, Inc. from Cheating Potential Sellers with Misleading Claims about its Home-Buying Service

FTC Takes Action to Stop Credit Karma From Tricking Consumers With Allegedly False “Pre-Approved” Credit Offers

The Federal Trade Commission has taken action against credit services company Credit Karma for deploying dark patterns to misrepresent that consumers were “pre-approved” for credit card offers. The FTC alleges that the company used claims that consumers were “pre-approved” and had “90% odds” to entice them to apply for offers that, in many instances, they …

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FTC sued by firm allegedly selling sensitive data on abortion clinic visits

FTC sued by firm allegedly selling sensitive data on abortion clinic visits

Among the first location data brokers to publicly come under fire by the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly selling sensitive reproductive health data is Kochava, Inc. In a lawsuit filed by the adtech company this week, Kochava asked a federal court to intervene and stop the FTC from an alleged overreach. Kochava’s complaint revealed for …

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FTC threatens to sue firm allegedly revealing abortion clinic visits

FTC threatens to sue firm allegedly revealing abortion clinic visits

Placeholder while article actions load The Federal Trade Commission is threatening to sue an adtech company it alleges reveals people’s visits to sensitive locations, including women’s reproductive health clinics, according to a lawsuit against the agency. The agency’s proposed complaint, against Idaho-based Kochava, argues the company violates laws that prohibit “unfair or deceptive practices” by …

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Amazon accuses FTC of harassing Bezos and Jassy in Prime investigation

Amazon accuses FTC of harassing Bezos and Jassy in Prime investigation

Lina Khan, nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), speaks during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 21, 2021. Saul Loeb | Pool | Reuters Amazon accused the Federal Trade Commission of harassing executive chairman Jeff Bezos and CEO Andy Jassy by …

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FTC weighs sweeping new rules on 'commercial surveillance' and Big Data | CNN Business

FTC weighs sweeping new rules on ‘commercial surveillance’ and Big Data | CNN Business

Washington CNN Business  —  The Federal Trade Commission is considering whether to write sweeping new regulations that could restrict how businesses collect and use consumer data, hinting at a possible crackdown on commercial algorithms and a sprawling economy powered by the personal information of millions of Americans. On Thursday, the FTC announced it is accepting …

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FTC weighs sweeping new rules on 'commercial surveillance' and Big Data

FTC weighs sweeping new rules on ‘commercial surveillance’ and Big Data

On Thursday, the FTC announced it is accepting public input on whether to draft new data privacy rules, a prelude to a possible rulemaking action. The decision to solicit feedback, approved in a 3-2 vote by the agency’s commissioners, reflects FTC Chair Lina Khan’s aggressive push to curb what she has described as a “commercial …

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FTC aims to counter the “massive scale” of online data collection

FTC aims to counter the “massive scale” of online data collection

Enlarge / FTC Chair Lina Khan said the commission intends to act on commercial data collection, which happens at “a massive scale and in a stunning array of contexts.” Getty Images The Federal Trade Commission has kicked off the rulemaking process for privacy regulations that could restrict online surveillance and punish bad data-security practices. It’s …

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