ESA Says Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo Will Start Disclosing Loot Box Odds

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has announced that Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony will be required to…

FTC to Accuse Facebook of Using 2FA Numbers for Ads, Hiding Facial Recognition Settings

Photo: Alex Brandon (AP) The Federal Trade Commission recently attracted scorn from congressional Democrats for fining…

FTC Approves $5 Billion Settlement Against Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica Debacle: Reports

Goodbye, moneyPhoto: Justin Sullivan (Getty) The Federal Trade Commission, which has been investigating Facebook in the…

We Regret to Inform You the UK’s Ad Regulator Has Deemed Anyone With 30,000 Followers a Celebrity

Photo: Karly Domb Sadof (AP) The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), the UK’s independent industry self-regulation group,…

The ‘Surveillance Scores’ Companies Use to Rip You Off Might Be Totally Illegal

Illustration: Jim Cooke The next time you go to buy toilet paper online, an algorithm may…

Claims YouTube Illegally Tracked Kids Reportedly Spark Federal Investigation

Photo: Getty YouTube’s perpetual failure to ensure its product doesn’t exploit children has prompted an investigation…

Looks Like Amazon’s Services Have Caught the FTC’s Eye

Photo: Getty Images Lately, there’s been a lot of antitrust chatter surrounding the big five tech…

House Judiciary Committee Launches Tech Antitrust Inquiry Amid Reports DOJ, FTC May Take Action

U.S. Representative David Cicilline, head of the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on antitrust and the lead…

FTC Claims Potential Facebook Antitrust Probe as DOJ Snags the Right to Ruin Apple’s Day

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty) In a flurry of headlines late last week, U.S. government bodies were…

The FTC May Be Considering Closer Antitrust Scrutiny of Amazon

An Amazon warehouse in Baltimore, Maryland, in 2017.Photo: Patrick Semansky (AP) The Federal Trade Commission is…