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New Mexico AG files lawsuit alleging Google of collecting school kids' personal data without consent
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New Mexico AG files lawsuit alleging Google of collecting school kids' personal data without consent

Google sells its Chromebook laptops to schools alongside its free or low-cost G Suite for Education software package.

FTC demands Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft to submit data about their small buys
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FTC demands Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft to submit data about their small buys

FTC asked for information about deals that were done between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2019.

Qualcomm under investigation by EU for engaging in anti-competitive behavior
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Qualcomm under investigation by EU for engaging in anti-competitive behavior

Qualcomm said the commission could impose a fine of up to 10 percent of its annual revenue if a violation were found.

State attorneys general and Justice department officials discuss US Google antitrust probe
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State attorneys general and Justice department officials discuss US Google antitrust probe

By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) - State attorneys general investigating Alphabet Inc's Google unit met on Tuesday with U.S.

Facebook's facial recognition lawsuit settlement stirs conversation about 'biometric privacy'
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Facebook's facial recognition lawsuit settlement stirs conversation about 'biometric privacy'

Facebook agreed to pay $550 million to settle a case alleging it illegally collected biometric information for 'face tagging'.

US Justice Department will reportedly investigate Google's Fitbit deal for antitrust issues
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US Justice Department will reportedly investigate Google's Fitbit deal for antitrust issues

The deal will give Google the capability to take on Apple and Samsung in the market for fitness trackers.

Facebook agrees to provide additional documents by 26 November for California privacy probe
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Facebook agrees to provide additional documents by 26 November for California privacy probe

California state attorney general's office went to court to compel Facebook to comply with requests for information in its investigation.

California reveals Facebook probe, accuses company of hampering the investigation
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California reveals Facebook probe, accuses company of hampering the investigation

Some states have raised concerns that Facebook and other tech companies engage in anti-competitive practices.

Google is being sued by the ACCC for exploiting users’ data: Here is why that matters
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Google is being sued by the ACCC for exploiting users’ data: Here is why that matters

Google is being sued for misleading consumers and using their personal location data.

Facebook antitrust probe by US Justice department and state Attorney General begins
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Facebook antitrust probe by US Justice department and state Attorney General begins

The state attorney general probe into Facebook, announced in September, is being led by New York.

NASA investigating first space crime after astronaut accused of identity theft by spouse, says report
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NASA investigating first space crime after astronaut accused of identity theft by spouse, says report

Astronaut Anne McClain is reportedly accused of identity theft and improperly accessing her estranged wife's private financial records while on a sixth-month mission aboard the International Space Station

US FTC and AT&T have reached a settlement in a 2014 lawsuit on data throttling
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US FTC and AT&T have reached a settlement in a 2014 lawsuit on data throttling

The FTC in 2014 sued AT&T on the grounds that it failed to inform consumers it would slow the speeds of heavy data users on unlimited plans.

YouTube videos featuring kids among most popular content, child advocates concerned
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YouTube videos featuring kids among most popular content, child advocates concerned

Child advocates want the company to take more aggressive steps to make YouTube safer for kids.

Facebook reportedly agrees to pay $5 billion as penalty for mishandling users' privacy
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Facebook reportedly agrees to pay $5 billion as penalty for mishandling users' privacy

Facebook will create a board committee that will make sure that users' privacy is being properly protected.

Facebook's global affairs head Nick Clegg rejects calls to break-up company
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Facebook's global affairs head Nick Clegg rejects calls to break-up company

Nick Clegg stated that breaking up Facebook would not tackle issues like privacy and election meddling.

Youtube investigation in late  stage, might face fine for improper data collection
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Youtube investigation in late stage, might face fine for improper data collection

A complaint was filed against the streaming service after they collected data of the kids that used their services.

Apple CEO Tim Cook denies that is the company is a monopoly, calls US scrutiny 'fair'
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Apple CEO Tim Cook denies that is the company is a monopoly, calls US scrutiny 'fair'

Tim Cook said that Apple does control a moderate share of the market but was not too big.

Apple to be reportedly probed by Justice Department's Antitrust division and FTC
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Apple to be reportedly probed by Justice Department's Antitrust division and FTC

The FTC was given jurisdiction to look at Amazon.com Inc and Facebook Inc, the sources said.

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes feels Mark Zuckerberg can no longer fix Facebook
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Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes feels Mark Zuckerberg can no longer fix Facebook

Chris Hughes called Facebook a monopoly that should be forced to spin off WhatsApp and Instagram.

Facebook co-founder calls for WhatsApp, Instagram to be made into separate companies
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Facebook co-founder calls for WhatsApp, Instagram to be made into separate companies

Facebook rejected Hughes' call for WhatsApp and Instagram to be made into separate companies.