The Federal Trade Commission revised its guidelines for digital advertisers Tuesday, clarifying what the agency expects by way of disclosures on Twitter and in texts.
In a move to update advertising guidelines that are more than a decade old, the US Federal Trade Commission yesterday released new rules designed for the Internet age. In particular, the agency is attempting to address the myriad questions surrounding the use of such tools as Twitter and Facebook to promote products and disseminate messages [...]
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just released new guidelines to expand its decade-old rules on Web ads to the world of social media and smartphones, reports the Wall Street Journal (guidelines attached to this post)."Short-form ads...Show More Summary
Pershing Square's Bill Ackman, the hedge-fund manager who has bet big against shares of the nutritional supplement maker, released a statement Tuesday night applauding a consumer group's plea for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Herbalife as a potential pyramid scheme.
The National Consumers League wants the Federal Trade Commission to open an investigation on Herbalife. "Herbalife’s business practices have recently come under intense investor scrutiny, and NCL is now calling on federal regulators to examine both the claims lodged against Herbalife and Herbalife’s responses," wrote the NCL in a press release. Show More Summary
In case you thought that you had grown up enough that you don't have to be treated like a three-year old anymore, we have depressing news for you: Your government thinks you haven't. The clucking nannies at the Federal Trade Commission...Show More Summary
A consumer advocacy group has called on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the business practices of Herbalife Ltd., a Los Angeles nutritional products company that’s been described as a pyramid scheme by hedge fund manager Bill Ackman and others.
Social media and small screens have led to new forms of marketing. In response, the Federal Trade Commission has updated its disclosure rules and provided 22 examples to explains what advertisers must do to avoid confusing consumers...
In 1984, the Federal Trade Commission released a report that explained why taxis could charge customers exorbitant prices for dismal service. The simple reason, according to the 176-page study: lack of competition in the market. The culprit: local governments. Show More Summary
Guest post by Professor Brett M. Frischmann (Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law) On March 25, 2013, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Federal Trade Commission v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a case concerning reverse payment settlements of patent...
Last month, the Federal Trade Commission released a new study that found a whopping 26 percent of people identified at least one error on their credit report. And it wasn't just people crying wolf.
Identity theft complaints lead the Federal Trade Commission's annual list of consumer concerns for the 13th straight year. The just-released report, which is compiled from the Consumer Sentinel Network's online database of consumer complaints available only to law enforcement, covers consumer kvetching in 2012. Show More Summary
The Federal Trade Commission has cleared the $1.3 billion merger of mattress makers Sealy Corp. and Tempur-Pedic International without conditions, according to agency documents made public today. In September, Tempur-Pedic agreed to acquire Sealy for $229 million, as well assuming...
FTC releases guidelines on mobile payments: The Federal Trade Commission released a report Friday outlining recommendations for those developing mobile payment technology. The commission reiterated recommendations it has made to mobile...Show More Summary
The Federal Trade Commission said on Thursday that it had recently filed eight lawsuits in federal courts around the country against companies it accused of ordering or engineering the sending of hundreds of millions of spam text messages to mobile phone users.
The Federal Trade Commission said it has charged 29 defendants for sending 180 million spam text messages to consumers promising free gift cards or prizes. According to the FTC complaints, the defendants sent text messages to random phone numbers, some of whom were paying to...
The FCC is issuing a stark warning to those who perpetrate text-based scams on American mobile consumers. On Thursday morning, the Federal Trade Commission invited press to its Midwest Region Office in Chicago to announce a series of enforcement actions designed to protect consumers nationwide from a pervasive series of scams built on text messages [...]
The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday that it has charged 29 people with sending over 180 million unwanted text messages in a handful of separate campaigns promising consumers free gift cards. In eight separate complaints, the agency...Show More Summary
Through eight lawsuits filed in four different U.S. District Courts, the Federal Trade Commission has put the regulatory smackdown on 29 alleged text spammers believed to have blasted out more than 180 million unwanted text messagesShow More Summary
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday announced a massive crackdown against scam artists responsible for sending 180 million spam text messages. These affiliate marketers allegedly bombarded mobile users with... Keep readin...