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Seller Of Bogus 9/11 Coins To Pay Hefty Price

AP | Posted 01.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A company that sold Sept. 11 commemorative coins supposedly containing silver from ground zero has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle charge...

Denied Business Credit? Work on These Five Things

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 03.17.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

If your company recently applied for business credit and was rejected, it's not alone.

U.S. Gov't: Pleeease Stop Asking Us To Ban Competitors' Products

Reuters | Diane Bartz | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Companies that own a key patent, such as those that ensure mobile and other electronic devices wo...

Identity Thieves Just Love Apple

Reuters | Mitch Lipka | Posted 02.13.2014 | Technology

By Mitch Lipka (Reuters) - Carol Stuber was going through her mail and stumbled on a bill that made no sense - $3,300 for goods purchas...

Was 2012 the Year of Privacy?

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 01.04.2013 | Technology
Hemanshu Nigam

Privacy-based fears and concerns, legitimate or not, fueled many of the big privacy events in 2012. New technologies mean new privacy risks, and as technology continues to advance this coming year, we will see 2013 as the year of privacy on steroids.

How Much Does It Cost To Beat The Feds? For Google, It Was A Drop In The Bucket

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.04.2013 | Technology

How much does it cost to get the feds off your back? For Google, the price was less than 1 percent of the cash in its pocket. Google stepped up...

FTC Finds Google Rivals' Pain Is Users' Gain

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.07.2013 | Technology

Google does indeed manipulate search results to favor some websites over others, federal regulators said in a much-awaited decision on Thursday. B...

Government Finds No Evidence To Claim That Google Is Acting Like A Monopoly

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 03.05.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Google is agreeing to license certain patents to mobile phone rivals and stop a practice of including snippets from other websites in it...

Google May Not Be Off The Hook Yet

Reuters | Posted 02.17.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which had been expected to wrap up an anti-trust probe into Google within days, will now de...

New Regulations Might Put A Stop To Kid-Friendly Apps

AP | By RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 02.16.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — A cellphone game for kids about U.S. geography, "Stack the States," gets rave reviews from parents. Its creator, Dan Russell-Pinso...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - The Holidays and Theft

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Did you know December is Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month because of the increase in instances of theft in the last few months of the year? Theft comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes and it is important to realize we are all susceptible.

Gerry Smith

Government To Parents: Your Kid's Favorite App May Know Too Much | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.09.2013 | Technology

Parents, that app your kid just downloaded may know more about him than you realize. Dozens of mobile apps for children are collecting and sharing...

Apple: 1.. Google: 0

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google unit Motorola Mobility is not entitled to ask a court to stop the sale of Apple iPhones and iPads that it says infringe ...

Gerry Smith

Should Anyone Really Care If Google's Evil? | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.03.2012 | Technology

To those who follow the policy minutiae of the tech world, the government's investigation of Google's search and advertising business is an epic showd...

Gerry Smith

Microsoft Claims Google 'Scroogled' Shoppers, But Bing Uses Mix of Paid and Unpaid Ads | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.29.2012 | Technology

As the Federal Trade Commission nears a decision on whether to sue Google for antitrust violations, a new company practice has emerged as an example o...

Larry Page Goes To Washington

Reuters | Posted 01.27.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc Chief Executive Larry Page met with officials from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in Washington on Tuesday, as...

Hints At How The Government Will Go After Google

Reuters | Diane Bartz | Posted 01.27.2013 | Technology

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal regulators investigating Google for a range of accusations of antitrust violations took a...

Surprise: Lawmakers Who Received Donations From Google Don't Think Google Acts 'Unfair'

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two lawmakers urged the Federal Trade Commission on Monday to steer clear of expanding its authority as it investigates allegat...

Deceptive Mortgage Ads Lead To FTC Warning

AP | Posted 01.19.2013 | Money

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission said Monday that it sent letters to 20 mortgage advertisers, warning them that their advertisements may...

Why Google Should Be Regulated (Part 4)

Dr. Robert Epstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Dr. Robert Epstein

Nipping at Google's heels. That's what U.S. federal agencies and some foreign governments have been doing. But the issues they've looked at are trivial. It's time we all looked at the larger ones.

Robocalls: Defying Logic By Continuing to Exist

Jason Kitchen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jason Kitchen

"Honey, grab the kids, Mitt's on the line! I'm going to put it on speakerphone. Aw, isn't that nice of him, taking time out of his schedule to call us directly? You've got my vote, Governor! Thanks for calling!"

Why Google Should Be Regulated (Part 3)

Dr. Robert Epstein | Posted 01.02.2013 | Technology
Dr. Robert Epstein

s it unlawful for Google to collect and organize vast volumes of information about you, your family, and your business and then to use that information to try to alter your behavior? Nope. Is Google a threat to our civil liberties? Yep.

FTC Inches Closer To Going After Google AGAIN

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Federal Trade Commission staff report has recommended that the government sue Google for violating U.S. antitrust law because...

Why Google Should Be Regulated (Part 2)

Dr. Robert Epstein | Posted 12.31.2012 | Technology
Dr. Robert Epstein

As good as Google is at providing information, it should not and must not be allowed to conduct business as usual. It must and will eventually be regulated, just as the phone companies and credit bureaus are regulated. Fundamental civil liberties issues are at stake.

Catherine New

Debt Collection Rules Fall Short For Consumers | Catherine New | Posted 10.24.2012 | Money

For the first time, a single federal government agency will oversee the debt collection industry starting next year, marking a monumental victory for ...