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Current Issue: 1035

On Capitol Hill, antitrust bills advance as Khan stumbles

Antitrust enforcers have received mixed receptions on Capitol Hill in recent weeks.

 
 

Advertisers vow to repel commercial surveillance rulemaking

An organization of marketing professionals opposes the Federal Trade Commission’s attempts to make rules on data privacy and security.

 
 

On the Shelf: Chronicling how social media messes up our heads and politics

The impact of social media on politics and society has been well-documented and one wonders if we need another book on the topic. While less can sometimes mean more, sometimes exceptions are appropriate.

 
 

YouTube doesn’t let users manage recommendations, report says

Google-owned streaming platform YouTube is failing to keep its promise to users that they can manage their recommendations and search results, researchers said.

 
 

Privacy Corner: Meet prominent data scientist Serge Egelman

When Serge Egelman was growing up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, he knew he wanted to become a scientist. But he also loved working on computers.

 
 

COPPA rule review stagnates

It’s been a headscratcher why the Federal Trade Commission’s review of the rule that protects children’s personal information online is at a standstill.

 
 

Neil Averitt commentary: Federal-state relations could use more structure, won’t get much

There are getting to be an awful lot of cooks clustered around the antitrust soup kettle. The question is what to do about it.

 
 

Khan’s chief of staff, Jen Howard, to leave FTC

Jen Howard, chief of staff to Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan, is leaving the agency later this year, MLex has learned.

 
 

Lawmakers call on FTC to block Amazon-iRobot deal

Amazon’s proposed $1.65 billion acquisition of iRobot should be blocked, a group of lawmakers led by Senator Elizabeth Warren wrote in a letter to the Federal Trade Commission.

 
 

People

O’Neill jumps from DOJ to Cooley

 
 

Calendar

Oct. 14 — Former Federal Trade Commission Chairman Bill Kovacic will speak at a conference on “The Administration of Antitrust: The FTC and the Rule of Law,” sponsored by the C. Boyden Gray Center and the Global Antitrust Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. The all-day event will take place at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. For more information, go to: https://gai.gmu.edu/2022/09/14/the-administration-of-antitrust-conference/.

 
 

FTC Briefs

 

House-passed bill requires disclosure of cameras, microphones

 

DOJ Briefs

 

Commercial flooring contractor admits guilt in kickback scheme