DealBook Briefing: Did the F.T.C. Go Soft on Facebook?
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Inside the F.T.C.’s Facebook investigation
The Federal Trade Commission is expected to announce as soon as this week a record-breaking $5 billion fine for Facebook over violations of user privacy, which could also include a requirement for increased oversight. But an investigation by Tony Romm of the WaPo suggests that the punishment has been drastically watered down.
The fine could have been much higher, ...