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A brewing FTC antitrust investigation into Amazon is looking more and more serious

Government officials have been asking small businesses how much of their revenue Amazon sales make up, three merchants told Bloomberg.

Google’s $170 million FTC settlement looks tiny, but the deal signals Silicon Valley’s urgent kids’ problem

Google's $170 million settlement with FTC regulators may look like a pittance but, critics say, it's actually a big step towards making the internet safer for kids.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki.

Google will pay $170 million to settle allegations that YouTube illegally collected kids’ data without their parents consent

The settlement calls for YouTube to create a system for channels to flag their videos as "child-directed content."
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki.

YouTube reportedly agrees to pay up to $200 million in FTC settlement

YouTube is under investigation for violating children's privacy laws, and Google has reportedly agreed to a settlement.
Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook understood how dangerous the Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica could be much earlier than it previously said. Here’s everythin...

Ever since it was revealed in 2018, Facebook has been facing the repercussions of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki.

YouTube will reportedly stop serving targeted ads on videos for kids in a move that could cost it tens of millions of dollars per year

The decision could cut the platform's ad revenues by 10% (or $50 million annually), according to an industry analyst cited in the report.
Amazon sellers don't really like this guy.

‘Amazon is not their friend’: Amazon sellers are organizing against the retail giant as the FTC and DOJ continues their anti-trust probe

Amazon's third-party sellers aren't dinky small businesses. Together, Morgan Stanley estimates they're worth $307 billion.

Big tech warned by top regulator: We will break you up if we have to

'It's not ideal because it's very messy. But if you have to you have to,' said Federal Trade Commission chairman Joe Simons.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook reportedly called off talks to buy Houseparty over fears a deal would attract unwanted antitrust scrutiny

The video-chat app Houseparty gained huge popularity with under-24s and was eventually bought by the "Fortnite" developer Epic Games.

Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony are taking a stand on ‘loot boxes’ by forcing new games to disclose their odds

The gaming industry has decided to self-regulate the sale of loot boxes by sharing the odds of receiving rare items in advance.