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FTC Asks Nine Firms About Data Collection on Social Media, Video Streaming Platforms

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ordered nine providers of social networking and video streaming services to submit information about personal data gathering, utilization and presentation methods to the agency. Commissioners approved the issuance of the inquiry orders via a 4-1 vote. The law provides FTC authority to conduct research for non-law enforcement purposes.

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GSA Names New Presidential Innovation Fellows to Increase Innovation; Bob De Luca Quoted

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The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) has appointed the 2021 class of fellows, which includes 34 technology and industry leaders that will work to develop innovative solutions to national issues, the agency reported on Monday. The fellows will partner with 22 federal agencies to increase resilience.

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FBI, Secret Service Team Up to Address Illegal Activities Amid Pandemic

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The FBI and the U.S. Secret Service have partnered in efforts to safeguard people in the country against fraudulent schemes and other crimes during the COVID-19 crisis. "We are working aggressively to enforce the law and are devoting unprecedented resources to pursuing those who seek to undermine the nation’s response effort," Michael D’Ambrosio -- assistant director of the U.S. Secret Service's investigations office -- and Terry Wade -- executive assistant director of the FBI's criminal, cyber, response and services branch -- said in a joint statement published Wednesday.

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Maxar Technologies Selling MDA for $765M Northern Private Capital; Dan Jablonsky, Biggs Porter Quoted

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Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) has agreed to sell MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA), its Canadian subsidiary, to Northern Private Capital (NPC) for $765 million pending regulatory approval, the company announced on Monday.

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Senators Launch Inquiry Into Bias in Health Care Algorithms

Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) sent letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Federal Trade Commission and five health care companies requesting information on measures they implement to address bias in algorithms.

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FTC OIG: Agency Needs to Address Information Security Issues

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The Federal Trade Commission's inspector general has found that the agency faces security and cost challenges in information technology. FTC Office of the Inspector General identified the agency's challenges in securing information systems and networks from destruction, data Loss or compromise, Andrew Katsaros, FTC inspector general, wrote in a letter posted Sept. 27.

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Federal Trade Commission Reports on Fraud Cases

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The Federal Trade Commission has reached a new record in the number of received complaints regarding government imposters. FTC said Monday that it received 46,600 complaints in May on cases of scammers posing as government representatives, with a total of 176,200 complaints on the issue filed in 2019 as of spring.

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