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Stop following me: Cranor sheds light on the science behind tracking consumers online

There it is again, that annoying advertisement for a pair of shoes you looked at online, but didn’t buy, that’s now popping up everywhere you go on the Internet.

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Ramirez defends size of $1.6 million Ashley Madison settlement

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Rich especially proud of the ‘big, tough cases’ her staff has taken on

At one point in a wide-ranging interview, Jessica Rich, director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, was asked what frustrated her about her job. After thinking a...

Ohlhausen has right stuff to be FTC chairman, but with Trump all bets are off

As speculation intensifies among antitrust and consumer protection specialists over who might lead the Federal Trade Commission in the Donald Trump administration, Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen’s...

Ex-FTC economist Mueller dies at 91

Willard Fritz Mueller, the Federal Trade Commission’s top economist for much of the 1960s, died on Dec. 1. He was 91.

FTC exploring smart television privacy issues but no new rules in sight

The privacy concerns raised by smart television were front and center at a recent Federal Trade Commission conference, but there was no consensus among participants about what will happen next.

Internet-connected toys spy on kids, US and EU consumer groups charge

In an unprecedented move, EU and US consumer groups have coordinated their filings against toymakers that allegedly spy on children with their respective government agencies.

Neil Averitt commentary: Donald Trump, consumer protection and The Apprentice

AT&T's Time Warner purchase would lead to lower prices, AT&T's Stephenson says

Aetna divestitures are DOJ's focus in trial over merger with Humana

Samsung gets another chance to argue damages following Supreme Court ruling on design patents