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Twitter could be facing a fine of up to $250 million over allegations that it violated an agreement over user data privacy


Amazon is reportedly facing a new antitrust investigation into its online marketplace led by the FTC and attorneys general in New York and California


Coronavirus scams cost people $7 million in the first 9 days of April — accounting for more losses than throughout the rest of the pandemic



Detox tea maker fined $1 million over 'deceptive' Instagram influencer ads claiming its tea could help you lose weight and fight cancer


FDA and FTC crack down on fake coronavirus cures, warning 7 companies selling teas, essential oils, and colloidal silver the government is 'prepared to take enforcement actions'


Local journalist Alison Parker was shot and killed on live television. Years later, graphic videos of her death still plague YouTube.



The FTC is looking into "hundreds" of potential anticompetitive acquisitions made by Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google-parent Alphabet as it ramps up antitrust inquiries


Altria bet almost $13 billion on Juul, now it's paying the price with $4.1 billion in impairment charges


Amazon's AWS cloud business has reportedly come under scrutiny from the FTC as it looks into whether the company engaged in anti-competitive behaviour


Long before Ken Fisher's sexist comments cost his firm billions, his operation was under fire for aggressive sales tactics


Tinder owner Match Group nosedives on FTC lawsuit alleging fake love-interest ads


Facebook's copycat behaviour was reportedly tracked by Snapchat in a dossier called 'Project Voldemort' — and Snap may have given it to the FTC to help its investigation into the social-media giant



Games with loot boxes should carry a gambling warning and video game companies should take more responsibility for players' health, say lawmakers in the UK


Google will pay $170 million to settle allegations that YouTube illegally collected kids' data without their parents consent


YouTube reportedly agrees to pay up to $200 million in FTC settlement


Altria sinks on report that the FTC is investigating whether Juul's marketing is deceptive and targets minors



Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony are taking a stand on 'loot boxes' by forcing new games to disclose their odds


Mark Zuckerberg, who is under fire for Facebook's dominance, is getting roasted for recommending a book about an inventor who drives his rivals out of business to protect his monopoly


US regulators are talking to founders of companies Facebook acquired as part of the government's new antitrust probe


Facebook's privacy settlement is such a joke, Mark Zuckerberg likely celebrated its signing