Competition bureau may have dropped Google investigation due to ‘relative market share’: Heritage memo

The department of Canadian Heritage expressed concern about the impact Google’s operating system is having on small technology companies, and suggested the reason why the Competition Bureau dropped its antitrust investigation is because Android isn’t on enough mobile phones to warrant a probe. According to a memo prepared last June by Heritage’s broadcasting and digital communications branch,…

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FTC Puts Influencers in the Crosshairs

The Federal Trade Commission this week announced that it had sent out more than 90 letters to prominent social media influencers and marketers, reminding them to “clearly and conspicuously disclose their relationships to brands when promoting or endorsing products.” The move comes after a growing number of citizens and advocacy groups had contacted the federal…

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