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48 Advocacy Groups Call On the FTC To Ban Amazon Surveillance

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: On Thursday, a coalition of 48 civil rights and advocacy groups organized by Athena asked the Federal Trade Commission to exercise its rulemaking authority by banning corporate facial surveillance technology, banning continuous corporate surveillance of public spaces, and protecting the public from data abuse. "The harms caused by this widespread, unregulated corporate surveillance pose a direct threat to the public at large, especially for B...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Federal Trade Commission, Alexa, Ftc, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Athena, Alexa Echo, Jane Chung, FTC To Ban Amazon Surveillance


Amazon Fresh expanding by 2 more stores, adding ‘Just Walk Out’ option

Amazon Fresh is preparing to open stores in La Habra and Cerritos in the coming months, a move that will boost the company’s Southern California total to 10 locations. The new stores will be Amazon’s first to feature Just Walk Out technology, which allows shoppers to enter a store, grab what they want and leave without going through a checkout line or self-serve kiosk. Amazon Fresh District Manager Jondolon Bush explains it this way: “We have thousands of cameras located throughout the store and...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Business, New York, Technology, Sport, Soccer, Supermarket, Pentagon, Seattle, Ftc, Southern California, Amazon Fresh, Bezos, Jedi, Woodland Hills


Warren Buffett's next 'elephant-sized' acquisition may face antitrust risks after regulators tanked 2 megadeals this month

Warren Buffett. REUTERS/Rick Wilking Warren Buffett has been chasing an "elephant-sized" acquisition for years. The investor has seen two huge deals collapse over regulatory concerns this month. Buffett's company scrapped a $1.7 billion pipeline purchase, while Aon shelved a $30 billion merger. See more stories on Insider's business page. Warren Buffett has been hunting for his next "elephant-sized" acquisition for several years now. The famed investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO ma...
Tags: Trends, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Justice Department, Berkshire, Ftc, Buffett, Trump, Willis, Aon, Dominion, Willis Towers Watson, Dominion Energy, Greg Case, SPACs, Theron Mohamed


United States: FTC Announces Heightened Scrutiny Of Repair Restrictions In Wake Of President Biden's Competition Executive Order - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The FTC's policy statement builds off of the agency's prior "Nixing the Fix" workshop and report to Congress.
Tags: News, United States, Biden, Ftc, Competition Executive Order Seyfarth Shaw LLP


United States: A Virtual Summary Of A Virtual Hospital Merger Trial: FTC v. Hackensack And Englewood - Winston & Strawn LLP

Members of the Winston trial team including David Dahlquist, Heather Lamberg, Jeff Amato, and Johanna Hudgens provided an overview of the FTC v. Hackensack and Englewood...
Tags: News, United States, Ftc, Hackensack, Strawn LLP, Englewood Winston, David Dahlquist Heather Lamberg Jeff Amato, Johanna Hudgens


United States: Critics Mount Campaign To Discredit Lina Khan - Cozen O'Connor

David Reichenberg was quoted in an article published by The Deal which discusses how critics aim to slow the FTC chairman's momentum by raising doubts about her impartiality, leadership abilities, ...
Tags: News, United States, Ftc, David Reichenberg, Lina Khan Cozen O Connor


5 Signs You’re Not Exactly Looking At The Best Franchise Business To Open

New Post From The Franchise King® I get it. You want to make sure you’re looking at the best franchise to open. But if you’ve never looked at buying a franchise, how will you know when you’ve found the best one? And how will you know what to watch out for? In this post, I’m going to expose a few things that a small number of franchise organizations do when you contact them for more information and start working through their sales process. In short, they’re the things you need...
Tags: Google, Sales, FDD, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Joel, Sean, Franchise Purchasing, Franchise Research, LinkedIn Pinterest, Buy A Franchise, 1K Facebook, Senior Care Franchise, Best Franchise Lists, Best Franchises


5 Signs You’re Not Exactly Looking At The Best Franchise Opportunity To Open

New Post From The Franchise King® I get it. You want to make sure you’re looking at the best franchise to open. But if you’ve never looked at buying a franchise, how will you know when you’ve found the best one? And how will you know what to watch out for? In this post, I’m going to expose a few things that a small number of franchise organizations do during the sales process. These are the things you need to watch out for as you move through the franchise discovery process. ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Sales, FDD, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Joel, Sean, Franchise Purchasing, Franchise Research, LinkedIn Pinterest, Buy A Franchise, Senior Care Franchise, Best Franchise Lists, Best Franchises


United States: Fixing The Nix: FTC Set To Target Manufacturer's Warranty Restrictions On Independent Repairs - Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Following the momentum of President Biden's sweeping competition executive order, the FTC now wants in on the action.
Tags: News, United States, Biden, Ftc, Warren LLP


United States: FTC Unanimously Adopts Right To Repair Policy Statement - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

On Wednesday, July 21, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or the "Commission") unanimously voted to issue a new policy statement...
Tags: News, United States, Commission, Ftc, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Gump Strauss Hauer, Feld LLP


Amazon exploring plan to accept cryptocurrency

By Matt Day and Katherine Chiglinsky | Bloomberg Amazon.com’s payments team is exploring letting customers use cryptocurrencies to pay for their orders — a development that’s roiling digital currency markets. An Amazon job posting published online last week seeks a “Digital Currency and Blockchain Product Lead.” After Insider reported the existence of the posting earlier, Bitcoin surged near $40,000. Amazon shares gained about 1% in New York at 10:22 a.m. “You will leverage your domain expertise...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Elon Musk, New York, Sport, Paypal, Soccer, Aws, Pentagon, Digital Currency, Amazon Web Services, Musk, Ftc, Bezos, Jedi, Andy Jassy


United States: FTC Revives Merger Reporting Requirements For Startup Deals - Morrison & Foerster LLP

Alex Okuliar spoke to Bloomberg Law following the Federal Trade Commission vote to rescind the agency's 1995 policy statement on prior approval and prior notice provision in merger cases.
Tags: News, United States, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Morrison, Foerster LLP, Bloomberg Law, Alex Okuliar


Google’s Search Disambiguation Doesn’t Create Initial Interest Confusion–Aliign v. lululemon

Aliign “is an event, lifestyle, and apparel company” allegedly with a first trademark use in 2011. Since 2014, they have sold a total of 7 units of apparel (5 of which were bought by the CEO’s friends). lululemon is the well-known yoga gear company. In 2008, it launched its successful “Align” yoga mat line. In 2015, it extended the “Align” mark to yoga apparel, which has generated $1B in sales. Aliign sued lululemon for trademark infringement. lululemon sought summary judgment. I’ll concentrate ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Florida, Law, California, Marketing, Search Engines, Trademark, BPI, Ftc, Newman, Florida Bar, Greenberg, Ninth Circuit, Larson, Larsen


United States: With Partisan Tensions Running High, House Passes Legislation To Strengthen FTC's 13(b) Enforcement Authority - Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

On July 20, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2668, the Consumer Protection and Recovery Act, to clarify the Federal Trade Commission's enforcement authority under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act. H.R. 2668...
Tags: News, United States, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Kelley Drye, U S House of Representatives, Warren LLP, Enforcement Authority


What You Should Know about A Reverse Mortgage in 2021

In this era of rapidly rising inflation, reverse mortgages are looking more and more attractive to long-time homeowners aged 62 and older. A recent article states that reverse mortgages are so popular, you often see them being endorsed by popular television stars like Henry Winkler, Tom Selleck, and even celebrities from the popular “Law and Order” series. The job of these familiar faces is to assure you that by taking out a reverse mortgage, you can use the equity in your home to create mo...
Tags: Personal Finance, Marketing, Hud, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Fed, FHA, CFPB, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Housing Administration, HECM, Henry Winkler Tom Selleck


Facebook’s Leading Role in the U.S. Social Media Landscape

Source: StatistaA U.S. federal court recently ruled in favor of Facebook, dismissing antitrust complaints brought forward by the Federal Trade Commission and 48 state attorney generals. The complaints argued that Facebook was illegally maintaining a monopoly in the market for “personal social networking services” and called for the divesture of Instagram and WhatsApp, two platforms acquired by Facebook in 2012 and 2014, respectively. In its rulings, the court argued that “the FTC has failed t...
Tags: Facebook, Infographic, Radio, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Statista, General Interest, Global Consumer Survey, U S Social Media Landscape, StatistaA U S


Dueling NAR and REX op-eds hint that DOJ will target commissions

National Association of Realtors: "The Administration has publicly signaled a lack of understanding about the MLS system and the associated commission structure."
Tags: Homeownership, Regulations, Radio, Antitrust, Rex, Doj, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Brokerage, Select, U.S. Department of Justice, Rex Real Estate, MLS & Associations, Mantill Williams


The FTC vows to 'root out' illegal repair restrictions on phones, fridges, tractors and more

US regulators are vowing to make it easier for consumers and independent service shops to repair commercial products like smartphones without having to rely on those products' manufacturers, effectively backing a principle known as "right to repair."
Tags: US, Cnn, Ftc


FTC effectively backs 'right to repair'

US regulators are vowing to make it easier for consumers and independent service shops to repair commercial products like smartphones without having to rely on those products' manufacturers, effectively backing a principle known as "right to repair."
Tags: News, US, Stories, Ftc


Morning Docket: 07.22.21

* OCI numbers are down. Who needs a job anyway? [Law360] * Hey, M&A people! FTC is watching. [Bloomberg Law] * Law professor makes argument against legal AI that just happens to keep him employable. [ABA Journal] * Put your money where your team is! Sports gambling likely to be legal soon in North Carolina. [WRAL] * You off the Zaza? Amazon supports you. [Politico]
Tags: Amazon, Law, Marijuana, Gambling, Antitrust, Mergers and Acquisitions, Ai, North Carolina, ABA Journal, Ftc, WRAL, OCI, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law


United States: FTC Brings Action Alleging False PPE Delivery Claims - Perkins Coie LLP

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced additional claims against defendant Frank Romero (dba Trend Deploy), alleging that certain PPE sale operations violated the Mail Order Rule and the FTC Act.
Tags: News, United States, Ftc, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Perkins Coie LLP, Frank Romero


Right to Repair at the FTC

by Dennis Crouch In a unanimous vote among the five commissioners, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will move forward with a new policy regarding the right-to-repair.  This decision was foreshadowed by a 2019 workshop and 2021 report to Congress. The Commission is taking four steps: Stepping up enforcement of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act prohibitions on tie-in sales, inter alia. Scrutinizing repair restrictions to determine whether they violate US antitrust laws. Scrutinizing repair restric...
Tags: Amazon, Law, US, Patent, Ftc, Trump, New America Foundation, Federal Trade Commission FTC, Dennis Crouch, Lina Khan, Congress The Commission


FTC Formally Adopts Right To Repair Platform

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The Federal Trade Commission unanimously voted Wednesday to pursue policies that will make it easier for people to repair their own things. In a vote of 5-0 during a Commission Meeting, the FTC agreed to adopt a policy paper outlining how it planned to enforce rules that keep manufacturers from restricting aftermarket repair. It plans to enforce existing warranty law, coordinate with state and local lawmakers to ensure open markets, and inves...
Tags: Tech, Joe Biden, Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Nathan Proctor U S PIRG


FTC Unanimously Backs New Policy Supporting Your Right to Repair Your Own Devices

Following an executive order from President Biden, today the Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously to adopt a new a policy designed to support the growing right to repair movement.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Microsoft, Government, Samsung, Regulation, Biden, Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Lina Khan, Corporate Crime, Ftc Regulation Of Behavioral Advertising


FTC puts hardware makers on warning for potential ‘unlawful repair restrictions’

As phones and other consumer devices have gained feature after feature, they have also declined in how easily they can be repaired, with Apple at the head of this ignoble pack. The FTC has taken note, admitting that the agency has been lax on this front but that going forward it will prioritize what could be illegal restrictions by companies as to how consumers can repair, repurpose, and reuse their own property. Devices are often built today with no concessions made towards easy repair or refur...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Facebook, Hardware, Government, Massachusetts, US, Tech, Commission, Ftc, Kyle Wiens, Right To Repair, iFixit, Lina Khan


U.S. FTC Commits to Fighting Against Unlawful Repair Restrictions

The United States Federal Trade Commission today announced that it is committed to devoting more of its resources to fight against unlawful repair restrictions in a move that has the potential to impact Apple in the future. Earlier this month, U.S. President Joe Biden called on the FTC to create new right to repair rules that will prevent manufacturers from limiting consumers and businesses from repairing their own electronic devices. The FTC today followed up with a policy statement [PDF] an...
Tags: Apple, Joe Biden, Ftc, United States Federal Trade Commission, Right To Repair, Lina Khan, Fighting Against Unlawful Repair Restrictions


Biden taps Google critic to lead the DOJ’s antitrust division

The Biden administration tripled down on its commitment to reining in powerful tech companies Tuesday, proposing committed Big Tech critic Jonathan Kanter to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division. Kanter is a lawyer with a long track record of representing smaller companies like Yelp in antitrust cases against Google. He currently practices law at his own firm, which specializes in advocacy for state and federal antitrust enforcement. “Throughout his career, Kanter has also been a lea...
Tags: Google, Amazon, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Biden, Msnbc, Doj, Justice Department, Columbia, Ftc, Trump, Tim Wu, National Economic Council, Kanter, Big Tech


Biden nominates another Big Tech enemy, this time to lead the DOJ’s antitrust division

The Biden administration tripled down on its commitment to reining in powerful tech companies Tuesday, proposing committed Big Tech critic Jonathan Kanter to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division. Kanter is a lawyer with a long track record of representing smaller companies like Yelp in antitrust cases against Google. He currently practices law at his own firm, which specializes in advocacy for state and federal antitrust enforcement. “Throughout his career, Kanter has also been a lea...
Tags: Google, Amazon, White House, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Biden, Msnbc, Doj, Justice Department, Columbia, Ftc, Trump, Tim Wu, National Economic Council, Kanter, Big Tech


Venmo removes its global, public feed in a significant app redesign

PayPal-owned payments app Venmo will no longer offer a public, global feed of users’ transactions, as part of a significant redesign focused on expanding the app’s privacy controls and better highlighting some of Venmo’s newer features. The company says it will instead only show users their “friends feed” — meaning, the app’s social feed where you can see just your friends’ transactions. Venmo has struggled over the years to balance its desire to add a social element to its peer-to-peer payments...
Tags: Apps, Buzzfeed, Finance, Tech, Paypal, United States, President, Mobile Payments, Online Payments, Biden, Cryptocurrencies, Venmo, Federal Trade Commission, Peer To Peer, Ftc, Venmo Venmo


Venmo removes its global, public feed as part of a major redesign

PayPal-owned payments app Venmo will no longer offer a public, global feed of users’ transactions, as part of a significant redesign focused on expanding the app’s privacy controls and better highlighting some of Venmo’s newer features. The company says it will instead only show users their “friends feed” — meaning, the app’s social feed where you can see just your friends’ transactions. Venmo has struggled over the years to balance its desire to add a social element to its peer-to-peer payments...
Tags: Apps, Buzzfeed, Finance, Tech, Paypal, United States, President, Mobile Payments, Online Payments, Biden, Cryptocurrencies, Venmo, Federal Trade Commission, Peer To Peer, Ftc, Venmo Venmo