Us Ftc

  • Snapchat deceived customers, says US Federal Trade Commission May 9, 2014

    New York: Snapchat has agreed to settle with the Federal Trade Commission over charges that it deceived customers about the disappearing nature of messages sent through its service and that it collected users' contacts without telling them or asking permission. Snapchat is a popular mobile messaging app that lets people send...
  • Google didn't manipulate search results to hurt rivals: US FTC January 4, 2013

    Washington: In a major victory for Google, US regulators on Thursday ended their investigation into the giant Internet company and concluded that it had not manipulated its Web search results to hurt rivals. The Federal Trade Commission did, however, win promises from Google that it would end the practice of "scraping"...
  • Divided US FCC adopts Internet rules December 22, 2010

    Washington: A divided US Federal Communications Commission banned Internet service providers like Comcast Corp from blocking traffic on their networks, provoking warnings the rules would be rejected in the courts and threats from Republican lawmakers to overturn them. The 3-2 decision on Tuesday highlighted a huge divide between those who say...
  • US regulator backs 'do not track' list for Web users December 2, 2010

    Washington: US regulators backed the creation of a "do not track" option for the Internet that would limit the ability of advertisers to collect consumers' data. In a preliminary staff report, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday that while companies generally manage consumer information responsibly, there are exceptions. "Self-regulation in privacy...