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FTC orders Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, TikTok, YouTube, and four other companies to turn over information on data collection

The Federal Trade Commission is issuing orders to nine social media and video streaming companies, requiring them to provide data on how they collect and use information from their users, the FTC announced Monday. Read more →


Home Depot to pay $17.5 million to settle huge 2014 data breach lawsuit

The Home Depot will pay $17.5 million to resolve investigations into its 2014 data breach that exposed the payment card information of about 40 million Home Depot customers across the nation. Hackers gained access to the company's network and put malware on its self-checkout system. Read more →


Apple to pay $113 million to settle claims it slowed down older iPhones to extend battery life

Apple will pay $113 million in a settlement which resolves charges that the company misled consumers about iPhone batteries and software updates that throttled processing performance in order to manage low battery power. Read more →


Bloggers discuss hard times, venturing out, Big Data, and natural hair

Next week we’ll have Halloween, then a few days later, it’s finally Election Day. Halloween can be spooky. Let’s hope the election isn’t. Meanwhile, bloggers in our blogging group continue to write informative, thoughtful articles. They include: Read more →


Justice Department and some states file antitrust lawsuit against Google for search dominance

The U.S. Department of Justice, along with 11 states, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Google for unlawfully maintaining a monopoly in search services and search advertising in violation of the U.S. antitrust laws. Read more →