U.S. FTC Commits to Fighting Against Unlawful Repair Restrictions

The United States Federal Trade Commission today announced that it is committed to devoting more of its resources to fight against unlawful repair restrictions in a move that has the potential to impact Apple in the future. Earlier this month, U.S. President Joe Biden called on the FTC to create new right to repair rules […]

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Biden’s Sweeping Economic Executive Order Sets Eyes on Big Tech

President Joe Biden, today signed an executive order aimed at promoting competition in the U.S. economy. Citing decades of industry consolidation that has weakened competition in several markets, President Biden noted that this diminished playing field has “widening racial, income, and wealth inequality” — with workers, farmers, small businesses, and consumers paying the price. The […]

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FTC Report Highlights Consumer Harms of Manufacturer Repair Restrictions

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has published an in-depth report looking at how the product repair restrictions that manufacturers put in place negatively impact consumers and small businesses in various ways. Titled “Nixing the Fix,” the report covers a litany of methods that companies use to limit the ability for customers and independent business to […]

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Une application de suivi des règles vient d’être rappelée à l’ordre concernant une gestion douteuse de ses données utilisateurs

En 2019, lorsque le Wall Street Journal publie un rapport concernant la gestion et le partage des données utilisateurs d’un certain nombre d’applications, l’une d’entre elles a particulièrement retenu l’attention du média américain. Il s’agit de Flo, une application de suivi des règles qui permet de noter les détails du cycle menstruel afin de mettre […]

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Korea FTC Allows Apple to Draw Up Measures to Correct Anti-Competitive Practices

South Korea’s antitrust regulator has decided to allow Apple to map out a set of measure to address its anti-competitive business practices in the country, reports the Korea Herald. The Fair Trade Commission investigated Apple Korea for requiring SK Telecom, KT Corp, and LG Uplus Corp to pay the cost of television advertisements and warranty […]

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FTC Examining Past Acquisitions by Apple and Other Tech Companies in Ongoing Antitrust Investigation

The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it has issued Special Orders to Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Google and Google parent company Alphabet requiring them to report all prior acquisitions not previously reported.In the United States, companies are required to report acquisitions over a certain value to the FTC under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act, while […]

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