Tech titans, other companies face PR hurdles in antitrust suits

Antitrust cases are fought as much in the court of public opinion as in a courtroom, and experts say that calls for a multipronged strategy.

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Actually using a balancing test in the Google case

Antitrust lawyers love to talk about the consumer welfare standard and the rule of reason, and indeed these things are central to the intellectual framework of the law and to practical counseling. But when they’re put to the test in high-stakes litigation against Big Tech, courts generally recoil...

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More tensions erupt between states, DOJ

News of a federal judge approving amendments sought by 16 states to Live Nation’s settlement with the Justice Department didn’t tell the full story.

Axon takes gloves off in FTC battle over VieVu deal

When companies face charges leveled by the Federal Trade Commission, the path most often chosen is that of least resistance.

Children's privacy law under scrutiny as states take action

As the Federal Trade Commission considers how to modify rules for the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, the agency is receiving mixed messages.

Fighting fraud 24/7: Leach offers glimpse inside FTC

Stressed over robocalls, identity theft or fake charities? Calm down. The Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer and Business Education Division produces hundreds of blogs advising consumers about the...

Voice cloning ripe for abuse, experts say

Voice cloning can be a lifeline for people who can’t speak because of illness, but there’s potential for criminal and other nefarious uses.

Money can’t buy you online love, FTC warns

If you find yourself chatting with an online love interest you’ve never met and they suddenly start asking for money, the Federal Trade Commission has some friendly advice: They’re just not that...