Topic: U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Facebook's IPO, or initial public offering, will lead to shareholder pressure on the firm to squeeze profits out of users' personal data. Google, too, faces more scrutiny as it mines user data even more. Privacy watchdogs need to be on the alert.
The wait for an expected deal between Greece and its creditors hurt financial markets around the world, but US stocks only dropped slightly. The Dow lost 6 points to close at 12653 after being down as much as 131 points earlier Monday.
Retail stores are increasingly barraging their customers with questions. It's marketing for them. Is it good for you?
12/22/2011 01:45 pm
Time was, an 11th-hour omnibus spending bill to avoid a government shutdown was an invitation for members of Congress to push through pork projects. This year the tussle is over policy riders.
12/15/2011 09:48 pm
Facebook tracking triggers another round of criticism for the social network. This time, the FTC is offering the company a settlement over a legal complaint, while a Senate committee starts to ask: is Facebook tracking both users and non-users?
11/17/2011 11:06 am
If Occupy Wall Street coalesces into something like a real movement, the Democratic Party may have more difficulty digesting it than the GOP has had with the Tea Party.
10/11/2011 01:00 pm
Reebok refund involves its toning shoes, which federal government says were deceptively advertised. The size of the Reebok refund could be up to $100 for a pair of shoes, about what consumers paid for them.
09/28/2011 04:41 pm
Senator Schumer of New York criticizes in-vehicle emergency tool OnStar because it collects information about its users even after they cancel the service. It's the latest flareup over whether new technologies are violating users' privacy rights.
09/26/2011 08:57 pm
Store credit cards, Roth IRA vs. 401k's, and other reader questions
09/16/2011 06:17 pm
Two plaintiffs in an anti-trust lawsuit claim that Apple and five publishers colluded to drive up Amazon's low e-book prices, raising profits for publishers and making Apple's iPad more competitive against Amazon's Kindle.
08/10/2011 02:39 pm