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FTC may not have enough evidence to hit Google with antitrust charges

FTC may not have enough evidence to hit Google with antitrust charges

A couple weeks back, we heard the FTC may be close to making a decision on whether or not it wants to take Google to court over claims of anti-competitive behavior. If a new report from Bloomberg is to be believed, however, the FTC may have a problem actually hitting Google with antitrust charges due to a lack of evidence. If that's true, then Google may just be able to get out of this whole thing without ending up in court.

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FTC may be close to decision in Google antitrust review

FTC may be close to decision in Google antitrust review

It may not be long before Google finds itself being taken to court by the FTC, as new reports are claiming that the FTC is nearing a decision about whether or not it wants to hit Google with a lawsuit. Mercury News claims that a decision could come before the end of the year, and if the FTC decides that it want to take Google to trial, it could mean bad things for the search giant. Specifically, Google could be forced to part with some of its services, either being forced by the FTC to shut them down or sell them off.

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FTC offers best practices recommendations for facial recognition technologies

FTC offers best practices recommendations for facial recognition technologies

The FTC has offered recommendations on best practices for companies that are using facial recognition technologies. The recommendations are offered in a new staff report titled "Facing Facts: Best-kept practices for, and Uses of Facial Recognition Technologies." The report is intended to help companies that use facial recognition to protect consumers' privacy as they use the technology to create products and services.

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Google contemplates patent antitrust settlement

Google contemplates patent antitrust settlement

We reported last Friday about a potential antitrust lawsuit that the FTC was looking at slapping Google with over patent violations. The Federal Trade Commission has been investigating potential antitrust claims regarding Google for over a year. Recently, it started poking around the way Google handled the patents it received when it bought Motorola, and now it seems Google is considering a settlement.

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FTC offers $50,000 reward for a cure to robocalls

FTC offers $50,000 reward for a cure to robocalls

The FTC has issued fighting words with robo-telemarketers, offering $50,000 for a solution to the pesky robocalls. Commercial telemarketing calls were banned by the FTC in September of 2009, yet that hasn't stopped the barrage of calling-during-dinner robot-initiated calls from a variety of solicitors. Do you have an idea on solving this problem? The challenge opens in 7 days.

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Google may be hit with antitrust case from the FTC

Google may be hit with antitrust case from the FTC

According to multiple sources, it's said that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is closer than ever to hitting Google with an antitrust lawsuit. The plan has been in the works for almost a year, and now four out of the five FTC commissioners are wanting to open up the doors to begin the process of investigating any wrongdoing by the search giant.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 3, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 3, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening, everyone. Today, T-Mobile and MetroPCS announced that their rumored merger was indeed real, and not long after, T-Mobile CEO John Legere released a new video explaining the deal. We heard more about the iPad Mini today, with the Wall Street Journal claiming that it's already in production and comes with a 7.85-inch screen, while accessory maker Cygnett released cases for the iPad Mini a little bit early. Speaking of iPad, we found out today that Apple ships a whopping 188,000 iPads per day, which is just plain absurd.

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FTC slaps scareware distributor with $163 million fine

FTC slaps scareware distributor with $163 million fine

We've all had it happen to us before: we're browsing the web when we're greeted with a pop-up alert claiming that our computer is infected and that our immediate action is required. Most tech savvy people wouldn't be tricked into falling for that, but for a while, these scams had many computer users legitimately scared. A handful of people involved in one of these scareware scams have been ordered by a US District Court to pay out a whopping $163 million FTC fine today, after it was discovered that they scammed more than 1 million people out of money.

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