Tag: FTC

FTC orders Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft to reveal acquisition data

(Reuters) — Concerned that big tech companies are unfairly engaging in potential anti-competitive behavior, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday it ordered Alphabet’s Google unit, Amazon.com, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft to provide information on mergers that were too small to report to antitrust regulators. The queries come as the Justice Department, the FTC, state […]

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FTC Launches Probe into Acquisitions Made by Apple and Other Tech Firms

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a probe to investigate acquisitions made by big tech firms like Apple, Facebook, Google, and others. The plan is to check for instances of anticompetitive acquisitions by these firms. The FTC has issued orders to tech giants like Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft to seek additional […]

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Voice cloning experts cover crime, positive use cases, and safeguards

Deepfakes, or media that takes a person in an existing image, audio recording, or video and replaces them with someone else’s likeness using AI, are multiplying quickly. In recognition of the threat that deepfakes pose to privacy, civility, and democratic processes, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted a workshop yesterday examining a subcategory of […]

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Content Rated By: An Oral History of the ESRB excerpt — Pat Vance: Doing something good…

GamesBeat is publishing this exclusive excerpt of Content Rated By: An Oral History of the ESRB. Previous chapters can be found here.  To help commemorate its 25th anniversary, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) reached out to Blake J. Harris, the best-selling author of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation and The History of the Future: […]

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