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The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly working on an antitrust lawsuit that it could potentially bring against Facebook

The agency has been investigating potential monopolistic behavior by Facebook for more than a year and recently deposed CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.....»»

Category: dealsSource: nytSep 15th, 2020

FTC Plans Antitrust Lawsuit Against Facebook Before Year-End: WSJ

The United States Federal Trade Commission could unveil an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) by the end of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaSep 16th, 2020

The Wall Street Journal: Qualcomm dealt a potentially major setback in FTC antitrust case

A federal judge dealt a setback Tuesday to Qualcomm Inc.’s defense against an antitrust lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission, ruling that the chip maker must license some of its industry-essential patents to rival chip suppliers......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchNov 6th, 2018

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

REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo The Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general from New York and California have opened a new antitrust investigation into Amazon's online marketplace, Bloomberg reported Monday. The agencies will coo.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 3rd, 2020

Federal Trade Commission Upends Altria’s $12.8 Billion Juul Investment

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit alleging that Altria Group's $12.8 billion investment in e-cigarette maker Juul violated various U.S. antitrust laws......»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstApr 2nd, 2020

The FTC is looking into past acquisitions by Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google-parent Alphabet as it ramps up antitrust inquiries (AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL, FB, AAPL, MSFT)

REUTERS/File Photos The Federal Trade Commission asked Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google's parent company for information on past acquisitions, it said in a press release Tuesday. The .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderFeb 11th, 2020

Facebook shares drop on report of possible FTC injunction

Facebook Inc. shares are down sharply on a report the Federal Trade Commission weighing a preliminary injunction as early as next month against the social-networking giant amid antitrust concerns over how its products interact......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 12th, 2019

Capitol Report: Senate panel grills Justice Department and FTC chiefs over their antitrust probes into Big Tech

Officials from the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission may provide more information on Tuesday afternoon about their antitrust probes that are targeting Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 17th, 2019

Capitol Report: Senate panel’s antitrust hearing could deliver hints on government’s probes into Big Tech

Officials from the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission may provide more information on Tuesday afternoon about their antitrust probes that are targeting Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 17th, 2019

Qualcomm wins a pause in enforcement of FTC ruling

Qualcomm Inc won a partial stay against the enforcement of a sweeping antitrust ruling in a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), according to a court filing on Friday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersAug 23rd, 2019

Privacy case settled, Facebook discloses FTC antitrust probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it is under antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. The company made the announcement just hours after the agency slapped it with a record $5 .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 24th, 2019

Privacy case settled, Facebook discloses FTC antitrust probe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it is under antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. The company made the announcement just hours after the agency slapped it with a record $5 .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 24th, 2019

Facebook to pay record $5 billion U.S. fine over privacy; faces antitrust probe

Facebook Inc will pay a record-breaking $5 billion fine to resolve a government probe into its privacy practices and will boost safeguards on user data, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the social media company said on Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 24th, 2019

Facebook says it is under FTC antitrust probe

Facebook says it is under antitrust investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 24th, 2019

Facebook stock opens lower after fines, antitrust inquiry

Facebook Inc. shares are down 1% in Wednesday morning trading after the company agreed to pay a $5 billion settlement with the Federal Trade Commission o.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 24th, 2019

Republican senator criticizes potential dual U.S. antitrust tech probes

The Republican chairman of the Senate's antitrust panel criticized plans by the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission to potentially investigate four of the biggest U.S. tech firms......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 12th, 2019

Facebook Falls Following Reports Of Potential FTC Probe

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB)'s stock fell Monday following reports the Federal Trade Commission "will lead an antitrust investigation under an arrangement that gives the Justice Dep read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJun 3rd, 2019

Facebook set to fight disclosure of US privacy assessments

Facebook Inc. will seek to block disclosures from years’ worth of privacy reports it submitted to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, according to filings in a lawsuit seeking the release of information in the documents......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 17th, 2019

Beating up on Big Tech is fun and easy. Restraining it will require rewriting the law.

Google’s purchase of You Tube and Waze, Facebook’s purchase of What’s App and Instagram, Amazon’s purchase of Zappos and Ring — all of these were given the green light by the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJul 30th, 2020

Beating up on Big Tech is fun and easy. Restraining it will require rewriting the law

Google’s purchase of You Tube and Waze, Facebook’s purchase of What’s App and Instagram, Amazon’s purchase of Zappos and Ring — all of these were given the green light by the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJul 30th, 2020

The FTC is reportedly considering deposing Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg in its antitrust investigation into Facebook (FB)

The FTC is considering deposing Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg in its Facebook antitrust probe. The federal agency is looking at whether Facebook has acted anti-competitively. The WSJ reports that the FTC is now m.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 17th, 2020