US Federal Trade Commission

US man who helped Indian call center banned from telemarketing

US man who helped Indian call center banned from telemarketing

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday announced to ban a Florida man from helping any telemarketers, as he allegedly collected more than USD 1.3 million from about 3,000 consumers in a scheme that helped Indian call center collect money from victims of IRS scam.

Feb 15, 2017, 23:35 PM IST

Confidential US FTC report found Google anticompetitive tactics: Report

Key staff members at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission were in favor of suing Google Inc for violating antitrust rules before the agency settled its investigation in 2013, according a confidential report cited by the Wall Street Journal on Thursday.

Mar 20, 2015, 09:17 AM IST
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.

Feb 02, 2015, 11:14 AM IST

AstraZeneca, Ranbaxy prevail in Nexium antitrust trial

The US Federal Trade Commission estimates that pay-for-delay deals, in which a branded drugmaker pays a generic rival to stay off the market, cost consumers $3.5 billion each year.

Dec 06, 2014, 08:43 AM IST

Android flashlight app `deceives` millions of users

Millions of Android users have been "deceived" by a developer, who gathered their personal data through free flashlight app, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said.

Dec 07, 2013, 12:39 PM IST

US approves Mylan's purchase of Bangalore-based Agila, with conditions

Generic drugmaker Mylan Inc has won US antitrust approval to buy Agila, a unit of India's Strides Arcolab Ltd, subject to divesting some products, the Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday.

Sep 27, 2013, 10:31 AM IST

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.

Aug 23, 2012, 14:55 PM IST

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.

Jul 10, 2012, 11:09 AM IST

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.

Nov 30, 2011, 09:18 AM IST

Reebok to pay $25 mn for toning shoe claims

Reebok International Ltd has agreed to pay USD 25 million to settle charges that it made unsupported claims that its "toning shoes" provide extra muscle strength, the US Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday.

Sep 28, 2011, 22:36 PM IST