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Office Depot Settles with FTC over Tech Support Scam

Office Depot and California-based tech support firm Support.com have agreed to settle for $35 million after being charged by the FTC on allegations that the companies scammed customers into spending millions of dollars on unnecessary services.

The Associated Press

Report: Facebook’s Data Deals Under Criminal Investigation

According to a recent report from the New York Times, tech giant Facebook is under criminal investigation for a number of data deals with other major tech firms. The New York Times recently reported that federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg, 33, was called to testify after it was reported that 87 million …

New York Times Report Calls Facebook’s FTC Agreement into Question

A new report from the New York Times about the social media giant Facebook has called into question whether the company adhered to a 2011 consent decree with the FTC. One expert said that Mark Zuckerberg’s company operates “without any apparent sense that they have to follow the law, even while on parole.”

The Associated Press