Facebook to pay $5 billion fine as part of a sweeping settlement with the FTC

While the settlement resolves a major regulatory overhead for Facebook, the embattled social media giant still faces potential antitrust probes from the FTC and Justice Department. On Wednesday, in a significant development, the Federal Trade Commission stated, Facebook Inc has agreed to pay $5 billion as part of a sweeping settlement to create a board…

SEC issues guidelines for holding digital asset securities

This is likely to pave the way for traditional investors to hold more digital asset securities. In a significant development, midst enquiries requesting clarity on holding digital assets with regard to federal securities law, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a notice on broker-dealer custody of digital asset securities. As per the…

Facebook’s data deals with Microsoft, Apple and Amazon under grand jury scrutiny

Facebook’s 150 personal information sharing contracts with tech companies is now under a grand jury scrutiny. Question is can you ever trust Facebook? As per a report by the New York Times, U.S. federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal probe into data deals that Facebook Inc entered into with some of the world’s largest tech…

Phillip Frost settles SEC stock manipulation charge for $5.52 million

Phillip Frost, 82, who according to Forbes magazine is worth $1.9 billion, was charged by the SEC, along with other defendants, of defrauding investors and made $27 million in improper gains. He has now settled the SEC charge by paying $5.52 million. Phillip Frost, Florida’s biotechnology billionaire has agreed to settle with the U.S. Securities…

Musk’s showmanship on Twitter raises concerns of corporate governance

While Musk’s last Tuesday’s tweets must have given a series of palpitations to those who were betting against Tesla’s stock, while many investors believed it to be a prank which is in line with the Tesla brand, SEC lawyers aren’t amused since these could potentially trigger non-compliance of disclosures. Elon Musk’s proposal to take Tesla…