US Federal Trade Commission: News

27 Apr 2024


FTC accuses Amazon executives of using Signal to destroy evidence

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the US, has submitted a filing, accusing senior executives at Amazon of using the Signal app's disappearing messages facility to destroy evidence.

US FTC moves to ban non-compete agreements for most jobs

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken a decisive step to ban most non-compete agreements.

12 Jul 2023


Microsoft wins against FTC: What it means for Activision acquisition

Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard received a massive boost after a California judge dismissed the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) plea to block the deal.

13 Jun 2023


FTC files lawsuit to block Microsoft-Activision deal: Here's why

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approached a US court to block Microsoft's $69 billion proposed acquisition of gaming studio Activision Blizzard.

06 Jun 2023


Microsoft 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 2023


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 2023


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 2023


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 2020


Watch out! COVID-19 contact tracing scams are on the rise

The spread of COVID-19 has triggered a wave of scams.

22 Dec 2019


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 2019


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 2018


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 2017


Qualcomm seeks to ban iPhone imports into the US

On April 28th, 2017, Apple stopped paying royalties to Qualcomm.

20 Jan 2017

San 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.