Consumer & Gadgets

Agency pledges tough action to buttress 'right to repair'

Americans would be freer to repair their broken cellphones, computers, videogame consoles and even tractors themselves, or to use independent repair shops, under changes being eyed by federal regulators.

Business

WhatsApp faces EU consumer complaint over privacy update

Facebook's WhatsApp faces a complaint from European Union consumer groups who say the chat service has been unfairly pressuring users to accept a new privacy update in what it calls a breach of the bloc's regulations.

Business

Amazon asks for FTC head to step aside from antitrust probes

Amazon is asking that the new head of the Federal Trade Commission step aside from antitrust investigations into the e-commerce giant, contending that her past public criticism of the company's market power makes it impossible ...

Business

Dutch group launches data harvesting claim against TikTok

A Dutch consumer group is launching a 1.5 billion euro ($1.8 billion) claim against TikTok over what it alleges is unlawful harvesting of personal data from users of the popular video sharing platform.

Business

EU's Google ad tech probe part of bloc's antitrust crackdown

The European Union's move on Tuesday to investigate Google over alleged antitrust behavior in the digital ad tech sector is the bloc's latest crackdown on U.S. tech giants. Here's a look at enforcement actions taken by the ...

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Consumer

Consumer is a broad label that refers to any individuals or households that use goods and services generated within the economy. The concept of a consumer is used in different contexts, so that the usage and significance of the term may vary.

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