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US regulators probing 5 tech companies’ acquisitions to 2010

Federal regulators are ramping up their investigation of the market dominance of giant tech companies, demanding detailed information on five companies’ acquisitions of smaller firms back to 2010. The Federal Trade Commission announced the move this week, issuing orders to ...

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US regulators probing 5 tech companies’ acquisitions to 2010

Federal regulators are ramping up their investigation of the market dominance of giant tech companies, demanding detailed information on five companies’ acquisitions of smaller firms back to 2010. The Federal Trade Commission announced the move this week, issuing orders to ...

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Judge enters $500M judgment in real estate data dispute

A federal judge in Kansas City entered a $500 million judgment against a bankrupt real estate data company, putting the finishing touches on a world-spanning, copyright-infringement suit. In 2016, CoStar Group, the country’s largest provider of commercial real estate information ...

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University of Phoenix agrees to $50M settlement over false ad claims

The University of Phoenix and its parent company have agreed to pay $50 million in cash and cancel $141 million in student debt to settle allegations of deceptive advertisement brought by the Federal Trade Commission. The deal, announced Tuesday, settles ...

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FTC fines Facebook $5B, adds limited oversight on privacy

Federal regulators have fined Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and are instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business. But they are only holding CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible in a limited fashion. The fine is the largest the Federal Trade ...

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Justice Dept. puts Big Tech under the antitrust microscope

Like Europe before it, the U.S. government looks ready to try reining in its technology giants. But doing so may be more difficult than it seems. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of major technology companies ...

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FTC fines Facebook $5B, adds limited oversight on privacy

Federal regulators have fined Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations and are instituting new oversight and restrictions on its business. But they are only holding CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally responsible in a limited fashion. The fine is the largest the Federal Trade ...

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Justice Dept. puts Big Tech under the antitrust microscope

Like Europe before it, the U.S. government looks ready to try reining in its technology giants. But doing so may be more difficult than it seems. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of major technology companies ...

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