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Google TV Is Real!

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Google TV allows you to watch and search both TV and web content and will be free after users initially purchase the service. It's going to be available this fall on Sony TVs exclusively at Best Buy.

Regulate Nonbank Financial Institutions, Say Consumer Groups

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- While much of the Congressional debate over consumer financial protection has focused on banks, lawmakers have been grappling behind the...

Are Privacy Groups Being Hyper-Sensitive Over Google Buzz

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Google Buzz is a week old and it has set the social networking ecosystem into a frenzy. Many opinions are polarized -- love it or hate it.

FTC Set To Probe Cloud Computing's Security, Privacy Implications

The Hill's Hillicon Valley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating the privacy and security implications of cloud computing, according to a recent filing with the Fe...

The Power of All

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

It's time to change; it's time that Internet users take back their privacy by becoming active, informed advocates for their own online privacy.

Obama's Soft-Spot For Google:

Fortune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

But Google's ambitions rankle big competitors in the tech, media, and communications sectors, and privacy hawks are starting to fret about the company...

Do Book Bloggers Make a Difference?

Beth Kephart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Beth Kephart

Let's stop asking if book bloggers can make a difference. Let's start figuring out how they can operate -- with integrity and commitment, without fear of being fined -- in the coming era of new FTC guidelines.

Intel Faces Antitrust Lawsuit From FTC

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO — The Federal Trade Commission piled on new antitrust charges against Intel Corp. on Wednesday, seeking to end what it described a...

FTC Takes On Credit Monitoring Services Like

New York Times | RON LIEBER | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

The Federal Trade Commission is not amused. It has long believed that the company that owns is deliberately diverting people from...

Jason Linkins

FTC Official: "We Are Not Going To Be Patrolling The Blogosphere | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

As you may have heard, twenty-first century advertisers have long been trying to persuade us to buy their products. But until very recently, they wer...

FTC: Bloggers Must Disclose Payments For Reviews -- Or Pay Big

AP | DEBORAH YAO and EMILY FREDRIX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Federal Trade Commission on Monday took steps to make product information and online reviews more accurate for consumers, regulating blogging for ...

Comcast Launches "TV Everywhere": Say Goodbye to Free Online Television

Josh Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Silver

Cleverly marketed as a consumer-friendly product, TV Everywhere is really a desperate bid by old media giants to crush the emerging market for online TV.

Is Journalism Going Through Its Own Reformation?

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alexander Howard

The traditional "high priests of journalism" -- newspaper and magazine editors -- controlled what was covered. No more, or at least not in online news.

FTC Decides on a Double Standard for Citizen Journalists

Jarvis Coffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jarvis Coffin

As widely reported (but mostly slept-through) the FTC issued guidelines on October 5th subjecting bloggers to endorsement and testimonial rules that are different from traditional media.

New FTC Blogging Regulations: Forcing Transparency on a Culture of Full Disclosure

Ian Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ian Paul

The Federal Trade Commission has come up with a set of strange new regulations to protect consumers from potentially misleading information in the blogosphere and social networks.

True "Equality" In the Chip Market?

Lars H. Liebeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lars H. Liebeler

The FTC's charges that Intel acted unfairly to protect its market share from AMD and Nvidia are both ironic and inconsistent.

FTC Eyes Stricter Online Privacy Rules

Yahoo! News | Grant Gross, IDG News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission plans to take a hard look at how it enforces consumer privacy standards in the coming months, with new rules for onl...

Setting the Record Straight on the FTC's Testimonial and Endorsements Guide

Mary K. Engle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mary K. Engle

Randall Rothenberg recently took a shot at the FTC on the Huffington Post for its newly introduced Testimonial and Endorsements Guide. Here is our response.

Pfizer-Wyeth Deal Approved By FTC

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AFP) -- US regulators gave tentative approval Wednesday to a deal allowing Pfizer to buy pharmaceutical Wyeth, boosting the size of the worl...

FTC Intel Antitrust Lawsuit: FTC Alleges Intel Tried To 'Snuff Out' Competition

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO — The Federal Trade Commission piled on new antitrust charges against Intel Corp. on Wednesday, seeking to end what it described a...

FTC Panel On Future Of Journalism: Murdoch, Huffington Speak

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — Media companies need to deliver compelling information on a variety of electronic devices and overcome readers' resistance to payin...

An Open Letter to the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission

Randall Rothenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Randall Rothenberg

Does the FTC really intend to probe America's opinion-mongering apparatus this closely? Do you have a team of Freuds and Jungs able to examine "the weight" consumers give opinions from social media?

FTC to Social Media Marketers and Bloggers: Y'all Play Fair Now!

Andy Sernovitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Sernovitz

"I'm a free-speaking blogger" doesn't give you a free pass from consumer protection laws. If you get compensation, you're a business now. You don't get a free pass just because it's social media.

Comcast and NBC Universal: Antitrust Apocalypse?

Sam Gustin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sam Gustin

Federal regulators are virtually certain to scrutinize any substantial pairing of cable leader Comcast (CMSCA) and content behemoth NBC Universal, the...

Robocalls Banned By Government? Not So Much

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's dinnertime, the phone rings and it might be someone important. Instead, you hear a recorded voice: "Congratulations! You've been pre-approved for...