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FTC passes final order in USD 4 billion Sun-Ranbaxy deal

US anti-trust regulator FTC has passed its final order settling charges that Sun Pharma's USD 4 billion deal to acquire Ranbaxy Laboratories could result in unfair business practices.

Sun Pharma gets US FTC clearance for Ranbaxy acquisition

Sun Pharma gets US FTC clearance for Ranbaxy acquisition

The early termination of the waiting period under the HSR Act satisfies one of the essential conditions to the closing of the Ranbaxy acquisition, it added.

Online dating service admits to fake profiles

A British-based online dating service admitted to US regulators Wednesday that it created fake, computer-generated profiles to lure users into upgraded memberships.

Caffeinated underwear won't help you lose weight'

If you are curious about underwear that carries caffeine, aloe vera and vitamin E and claims to help you shed extra kilos by just wearing them for few days, read this.

US warns Facebook on privacy in WhatsApp mega deal

US regulators warned Facebook about making changes to the privacy policy of WhatsApp, the smartphone messaging service set to be acquired by the social network for a whopping USD 19 billion.

Jerk.com accused of misusing Facebook data

Social networking site Jerk.com has been charged by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of misusing Facebook users information to create profiles for millions of people, including children from 2009 to 2013.

Consumer Watchdog files Google+ complaint with FTC for privacy agreement violation

Google is violating a privacy agreement it made with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission by planning to link Gmail addresses to its Google+ social network.

FTC to scrutinize new Facebook facial recognition feature

US officials will examine changes to Facebook Inc's privacy policy to determine whether they violate a 2011 agreement with federal regulators, a Federal Trade Commission spokesman confirmed Wednesday after certain changes drew fire from privacy advocates.

Google antitrust probe ruling to get delayed till 2013

The US authorities have planned to take some more time to study whether Internet search giant Google’s proposed remedies are in the interest of consumers.

FTC clears Facebook's proposed acquisition of Instagram

The US Federal Trade Commission has closed its investigation into Facebook's proposed USD 1 billion acquisition of popular smartphone photo sharing application 'Instagram', without taking any action.

Google may pay $22.5 mn for bypassing privacy settings: Report

Google is closing on a deal to pay USD 22.5 million as settlement charges related to its bypassing of the privacy settings of millions of Apple users.

Google to pay $22.5 million to settle FTC privacy charges: Report

Internet giant Google is closing on a deal to pay USD 22.5 million as settlement charges related to its bypassing of the privacy settings of millions of Apple users, a media report said.

Senator Schumer asks FTC to probe Apple, Android

Schumer said phone makers have an obligation to protect the private content of their customers.

Senator Schumer asks FTC to probe Apple, Android

Schumer said phone makers have an obligation to protect the private content of their customers.

FTC warns app makers to protect kids` privacy

Young mobile app users may unknowingly share their phone number, location and other private details with software developers and advertisers.

FTC warns app makers to protect kids` privacy

Young mobile app users may unknowingly share their phone number, location and other private details with software developers and advertisers.

Questions and answers about Facebook and privacy

Facebook doesn`t want that openness to end, which is why the company has been trying to put its privacy problems behind it.

Facebook settles privacy case with FTC

Facebook agreed to tighten its privacy policies in order to settle charges that it abused users` personal data.

Facebook settles privacy case with FTC

Facebook will be required to get user consent for certain changes to privacy settings as part of a settlement of federal charges that it deceived consumers and forced them to share more personal information than they intended.

Facebook near privacy settlement with FTC: Report

Facebook is finalizing a settlement with federal regulators over changes to its privacy policies enacted two years ago, the Wall Street Journal reported.