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FTC investigating Amazon’s purchase of One Medical
Business

FTC investigating Amazon’s purchase of One Medical

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Amazon's $3.9 billion acquisition of the primary health organization One Medical, a move that could delay the completion of the deal. Both One Medical and Amazon received a request for additional information Friday in connection with an FTC review of the merger, according to a filing made with securities regulators by One Medical's parent, San Francisco-based 1Life Healthcare Inc. Amazon announced plans in late July to buy One Medical, a concierge-type medical service with roughly 190 medical offices in 25 markets. Last week, the e-commerce giant said it would shutter its own hybrid virtual in-home care service called Amazon Care, a One Medical competitor, because it wasn't meeting customers' needs. ...
FTC accuses data broker of selling sensitive geolocation data
Politics

FTC accuses data broker of selling sensitive geolocation data

Federal regulators have sued a data broker they accuse of selling sensitive geolocation data from millions of mobile devices, information that can be used to identify people and track their movements to and from sensitive locations, including reproductive health clinics, homeless shelters and places of worship.The Federal Trade Commission on Monday sued Idaho-based Kochava amid a charged debate over the privacy of individuals who may be seeking an abortion in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling in June ending the constitutional protection of abortion. Although it's not the first case the FTC has brought against a data broker, experts say it is the first one involving health care data and referencing reproductive health clinics."This is potentially a big deal," Jeff Chester, e...