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Column: In Facebook settlement, the FTC lets the company and Zuckerberg off the hook

In announcing the record-breaking $5-billion fine against Facebook for its relentless privacy violations, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons and his two Republican colleagues on Wednesday pronounced themselves “extremely proud” of the settlement. Despite their crowing about the “landmark penalty and conduct relief” that the FTC extracted from the giant social media company, it’s hard …

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Google to confirm employees can discuss ‘workplace issues’ as part of settlement

Google will affirm that employees can discuss workplace issues, following a settlement with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). According to The Wall Street Journal, which reported the news today, the agreement covers complaints about Google reacting unfavorably to “workplace dissent.” Google won’t need to admit wrongdoing, but it will need to inform employees of …

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The Technology 202: YouTube settlement raises questions about Washington’s ability to rein in Silicon Valley

Ctrl + N Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons departs after speaking at a news conference in Washington to announce that Google’s video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children’s personal data without their parents’ consent. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Lawmakers and consumer advocates are blasting federal and state regulators’ record children’s …

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YouTube settlement with FTC includes $170M fine, changes to how it monetizes children’s content

YouTube has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and New York attorney general for allegedly violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), according to CNBC. The agreement includes a combined $170 million fine — $136 million to the FTC and $34 million to the New York attorney general — and requires YouTube …

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