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Privacy groups ask FTC to investigate Facebook

(AP) -- Nine privacy groups have sent a joint letter to the Federal Trade Commission saying it should investigate the ways Facebook collects data about users' online activity after recent changes to its site.

dateSep 29, 2011 in Internet
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Feds likely to let Google buy Motorola Mobility

(AP) -- Federal regulators are unlikely to block Google Inc. from buying cellphone maker Motorola Mobility since the acquisition could help drive competition in the fast growing mobile device market.

dateAug 16, 2011 in Business
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Google's lobbying bill tops $2M for 1st time in 2Q

(AP) -- Google Inc.'s quarterly lobbying expenses surpassed $2 million for the first time during the spring and early summer amid U.S. government scrutiny that hatched a wide-ranging investigation into the Internet search ...

dateJul 21, 2011 in Business
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Reports say FTC investigating Twitter

(AP) -- Federal regulators are looking into the interactions between Twitter and a company called Ubermedia, which develops applications that help users follow and communicate with each other on Twitter's popular online ...

dateJul 01, 2011 in Internet
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FCC, FTC seek explanations on phone location data

(AP) -- Federal regulators are joining the growing list of public officials demanding answers from Apple Inc. and Google Inc. about the extent to which mobile devices track the location of their users and store detailed ...

dateMay 17, 2011 in Telecom
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Google reaches privacy settlement with FTC

(AP) -- Google has agreed to adopt a comprehensive privacy program to settle federal charges that it deceived users and violated its own privacy policy when it launched a social networking service called Buzz last year. ...

dateMar 31, 2011 in Internet
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