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The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has accused Amazon of tricking customers into signing up for automatically renewing Prime subscriptions and making cancellation difficult.

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The FTC claims Amazon used "manipulative" website designs. The FTC, the country's consumer rights watchdog, filed a lawsuit against Amazon.

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The lawsuit alleges that Amazon engaged in deceptive practices by making it hard for customers to cancel their Prime subscriptions.

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Amazon rejected the charges brought by the FTC. The company called the allegations "false on the facts and the law."

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The FTC lawsuit comes under the leadership of Lina Khan, who was appointed by President Joe Biden. Khan has been critical of US competition policy related to Amazon and has vowed to take a stronger stance against tech giants.

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Amazon agreed to pay $25 million to settle charges of violating child privacy laws and another $5.8 million to resolve claims related to privacy violations by its subsidiary, Ring.

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The actions taken by the FTC reflect a growing focus on regulating online shopping practices and the power of tech giants in the US.

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