FTC probes Amazon’s $1.7 billion acquisition of Roomba maker iRobot

On Monday, the FTC requested more information from both companies about the $1.7 billion deal, according to an investor filing from iRobot, in what’s known as a “second request” and…

Amazon’s Bezos, Jassy must testify in FTC investigation

Washington CNN Business  —  Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and CEO Andy Jassy must testify in an ongoing Federal Trade Commission probe into whether the company misled people into subscribing to…

FTC sues data broker Kochava for selling location information that could unmask abortion-seekers

Monday’s suit targets Kochava, a marketing data company that lists major brands including Disney, McDonald’s and Hilton among its clients. The FTC complaint alleges that Kochava failed to protect consumers…

FTC drops Mark Zuckerberg from lawsuit seeking to block Meta’s latest VR acquisition

Zuckerberg will no longer be a named defendant in the suit, according to a joint court filing by Meta and the FTC dated Tuesday. As part of the agreement, Zuckerberg…

Amazon accuses the government of harassing Jeff Bezos and Andy Jassy, revealing vast scope of FTC probe

CNN Business  —  Amazon is fighting the US government’s attempt to question its founder, Jeff Bezos, and its CEO, Andy Jassy, as part of a year-long investigation into whether the…

F.T.C. Chair Lina Khan Upends Antitrust Standards by Suing Meta

WASHINGTON — Early in her tenure as chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Lina Khan declared that she would rein in the power of the largest technology companies in a…

F.T.C. Sues to Block Meta’s Virtual Reality Deal as It Confronts Big Tech

WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday filed for an injunction to block Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, from buying a virtual reality company called Within, potentially…

FTC warns tech companies against misusing health data, following Biden’s executive order protecting abortion access

On Monday, the FTC renewed its vow to investigate or sue companies that use Americans’ digital data in unfair or deceptive ways, following an executive order by the Biden administration…

New F.T.C. Majority Gives Lina Khan a Chance to Push an Aggressive Agenda

WASHINGTON — The confirmation of a third Democrat to the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday broke a partisan deadlock at the agency. That’s good news for Lina Khan, the agency’s…

Weight Watchers App Gathered Data From Children, F.T.C. Says

In a statement, Kurbo’s general counsel, Michael Colosi, said the information the company gathered was used only to help users improve their eating habits. The company did not violate COPPA,…