US Federal Trade Commission: News
06 Jun 2023Microsoft
Microsft will pay $20mn to settle Xbox child privacy violation
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) does not seem to be a big fan of Microsoft. First, it filed a lawsuit to block the tech giant's acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
01 Jun 2023Amazon
Amazon will pay $30mn to settle Alexa, Ring privacy violations
Amazon was at the receiving end of two lawsuits by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over privacy violations. However, the regulator has decided not to proceed further against the tech giant.
16 May 2023Microsoft
EU approves Microsoft-Activision deal: What it means for other markets
Less than a month after the United Kingdom's competition watchdog red-flagged Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the deal has been approved by the European Union's antitrust regulators.
26 Apr 2023Microsoft
UK's competition watchdog stops Microsoft from buying Activision
In a massive blow to Microsoft, UK's competition watchdog, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), has blocked its $69 billion deal to acquire Activision Blizzard.
25 May 2020COVID-19
Watch out! COVID-19 contact tracing scams are on the rise
The spread of COVID-19 has triggered a wave of scams.
22 Dec 2019Facebook
Facebook will not use two-factor phone numbers for suggesting friends
In a bid to boost the security and privacy of its users, Facebook has announced that it will no longer use the phone numbers given to enable two-factor authentication for suggesting friends.
30 Jan 2019Netflix
Warning! Netflix users beware of this new phishing scam email
Netflix users have become the target of cyberattack as another scam email has been sent to them informing that their account has been suspended temporarily and they need to update their billing information in order to unlock their account.
28 Dec 2018Netflix
Watch out! Fraudsters targeting Netflix users with phishing emails
Despite being one of the biggest streaming platforms in the world, Netflix has been marred by a wave of phishing scams.
05 May 2017Qualcomm
Qualcomm seeks to ban iPhone imports into the US
On April 28th, 2017, Apple stopped paying royalties to Qualcomm.
20 Jan 2017San Francisco
Uber to pay $20mn to "misled" American drivers
Uber has agreed to pay $20 million to settle allegations that it "misled" drivers with false promises on how much they would earn and pay to finance a car.