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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Why Google Should Be Regulated (Part 1)

Dr. Robert Epstein | Posted 10.23.2012 | Technology
Dr. Robert Epstein

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

McDonald's Endangered Kids' Privacy?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.23.2012 | Parents

Months after McDonald's was accused of violating child online privacy laws in a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission, the fast food giant...

When Debt Collectors Attack (Disabled American War Heroes)

Adam Levin | Posted 12.19.2012 | Business
Adam Levin

When it comes to scandalous behavior by debt collectors, I thought I'd heard it all. Still, the case of war veteran Michael Collier is a new low and paints a clear picture of a truly ugly nook in the financial services industry.

Harassed For A Bill She NEVER Owed

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.18.2012 | Money

It's one thing to be harassed about an unpaid bill. It's another thing to be harassed about a bill you never actually owed. Brandy De Alba, a Calif...

Will R-I-C-O Spell 'Relief' for BofA Mortgage Borrowers?

Joel Sucher | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
Joel Sucher

Down the line, many hope that what Occupy has failed to accomplish, hard-nosed prosecutors might be able to provide: a measure of justice for the millions of aggrieved homeowners either forced out in foreclosure.

Report: Government ThisClose To Suing Google For Gaming Search Results

Reuters | Diane Bartz | Posted 12.12.2012 | Technology

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The majority of top decision-makers at the Federal Trade Commission believe that an antitrust cas...

Pretending To Be Microsoft And Dell?

AP | Posted 12.03.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators have charged 14 firms and 17 people with impersonating major companies to trick consumers into thinking their comp...

FTC Issues Revised Green Marketing Guidelines

AP | Posted 10.02.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Expect to see fewer products pitched as "environmentally friendly" if the government has its way. Hoping to limit the number of decepti...

Zach Carter

FTC Gives Major Music Merger The All-Clear

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Trade Commission on Friday voted to approve Universal Music Group's controversial acquisition of EMI with no strings attach...

Zach Carter

Universal-EMI Merger Expected To Clear FTC Vote On Friday

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Trade Commission plans to vote on the controversial merger between Universal Music and EMI on Friday, and is currently expec...

Zach Carter

The Day The Music Died? The Dangers Of A Universal-EMI Merger

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Today, music lovers have more ways than ever before to access their favorite songs and discover artists they've never heard of. Can't li...

Government Will Finish Probe Against Google Soon

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission is moving expeditiously to decide if Google used its search clout to harm competitors and expects ...

Crowd Funding Injects Up to $1 Million Cash Equity Into Your Business and Increases Your Borrowing Power

Jerry Chautin | Posted 11.18.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

In part, the JOBS Act permits entrepreneurs to raise up to $1 million in any 12-month period with much less stringent requirements. Moreover, non-accredited investors will be permitted to invest up to $2,000 each.

Is The 'Do Not Call' List Working?

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 11.16.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — So much for silence from telemarketers at the cherished dinner hour, or any other hour of the day. Complaints to th...

"Internet Shopper's Worst Nightmare' Sentenced For Threatening To Rape And Murder Customers

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Small Business

* DecorMyEyes.com owner Vitaly Borker sentenced * Fined more than $96,000 * Threatened clients who said they would repor...

Facestagram Is Official

AP | Posted 09.06.2012 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Facebook has closed its purchase of Instagram, the wildly popular photo-sharing app that it agreed to buy before its initial public stock ...

New Balance Pays Fat Settlement To People Its Shoes Did Not Slim

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 08.29.2012 | Money

People who didn't get that tight butt they were promised from New Balance's "toning" shoes are now at least getting a check. On Aug. 20, a Massachu...

More Bad News For 'Your Baby Can Read'

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 10.28.2012 | Parents

WASHINGTON — Many babies at 9 months old are just starting to stand up. Some take their first steps. But, reading? At 9 months? Really? The Fed...

Does Dish Not Know What 'Do Not Call' Means?

Reuters | Liana B. Baker | Posted 10.23.2012 | Technology

By Liana B. Baker (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is suing Dish Network Corp, accusing the satellite television provider ...