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Freedom from Facebook’s Complaint to the FTC

Date Published: November 15, 2018

On September 28, 2018, Facebook, Inc. announced that 50 million users had been compromised in a massive data breach that put their entire accounts in the hands of unknown rogue actors. An additional 40 million users also had their accounts reset due to uncertainty about the scope of the breach.

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Open Markets, Public Knowledge File Comment Letter to ITC Against Qualcomm’s Request to Ban Certain iPhone Models from U.S. Market

Date Published: November 8, 2018

Open Markets Institute and Public Knowledge filed a letter to the International Trade Commission (ITC) standing against Qualcomm’s request that the ITC to exclude certain models of Apple’s iPhone from the U.S. market. The letter calls for the ITC to uphold an administrative law judge’s finding that granting an exclusion order in this case would harm the public interest and describes Qualcomm’s anti-competitive intent.

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Open Markets, Public Knowledge, Common Cause and Others File Comment to FCC Against the Proposed Merger of Sprint and T-Mobile

Date Published: October 31, 2018

Open Markets Institute, Public Knowledge, Common Cause, the Writer’s Guild of America and the Consumers Union has filed a public comment to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. The letter, filed jointly, states that the record compiled by the FCC clearly demonstrates that the proposed transaction will substantially reduce competition in the wireless market and harm consumers.

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Freedom From Facebook’s Comment to the FTC’s “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century” Hearing

Date Published: August 20, 2018

The Freedom From Facebook coalition, spearheaded by the Open Markets Institute, submitted a letter to the Federal Trade Commission’s “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century” Hearing on August 20, 2018. The letter includes the coalition’s call for the FTC to break up Facebook’s monopoly on American social media by imposing structural remedies on the corporation and monetary penalties commensurate with its abuses of user privacy and democracy and provides the reasoning behind its call.

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