Tech: Meet your new FTC overlords

A sign in front of Facebook's headquarters at night
The sign outside of Facebook's headquarters. Photo: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

The four new commissioners who joined the Federal Trade Commission this month, and another joining later this year, are poised to weigh in on major tech issues, from privacy to concentration of market power.

Why it matters: The FTC is the federal agency best positioned to answer the regulatory questions plaguing Silicon Valley, including an investigation into Facebook's handling of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.