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How can the government stop the internet of perceived risks?

5 hours agoTechnology : GigaOM

The headline du jour for the Federal Trade Commission's report on the Internet of Things is that the agency recommends Congress should come up with some sort of technology-neutral law to…

FTC Warns of the Huge Security Risks in the Internet of Things

The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday released a detailed report urging businesses to take concrete steps to protect consumers’ privacy and security. The post FTC Warns of the Huge Security Risks in the Internet of Things appeared first on WIRED.

FTC Report on Internet of Things Released Today

Staff of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report today entitled: Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in aRead the Rest...

Busted: ‘Dr. Oz’ guest must repay $9 million to customers in ‘magic beans’ diet scam

10 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A daytime talk show guest has agreed to pay $9 million to customers he duped on The Dr. Oz Show and The View. The Federal Trade Commission accused Lindsey Duncan of selling phony weight-loss aids, including green coffee bean extract, that he claimed could cause consumers to lose 17 pounds and 16...

FTC to connected device makers: Focus on security and privacy

10 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

The Federal Trade Commission just laid out its initial recommendations for the burgeoning Internet of Things industry -- and they're pretty much what you'd expect. In an extensive report (PDF) released this morning, the agency emphasized that connect...

Inside the Dr. Oz PR Machine

I mentioned last fall that the Federal Trade Commission had gone after an egregiously faked-up "study" that was being used to sell green coffee bean extract as some sort of miracle weight-loss drug on the Dr. Oz show. The agency hasShow More Summary

Marketers Of Green Coffee Bean Weight-Loss Products Must Refund $9M

By now we should all be fairly familiar with the saga of Dr. Oz, the supposed “miracle” weight-loss benefits of green coffee bean extract, and the Federal Trade Commission’s mission to put a stop to the craze by shutting down marketers and online sellers that created fake news sites, fake reporters and relied on bogus studies to sell the … [More]

Bogus Weight-Loss Claims Leads to $9 Million in Fines

Apples Eyes Studio/Shutterstock A hawker of green coffee bean extract as a miracle weight loss remedy has agreed to pay $9 million in consumer redress as part of a settlement announced Monday with the Federal Trade Commission. UnderShow More Summary

Don't become a tax identity theft victim IRS, TIGTA & FTC working to fight growing tax crime

The Federal Trade Commission gets more consumer complaints about identity theft than any other topic and tax identity theft has emerged as the largest subcategory. With tax-filing season underway, crooks are taking advantage of our desire...Show More Summary

Dish network called people on the Do Not Call list 8 million times in 3 years.

4 days agoOdd : Happy Place

They can Dish it out, but can they take it? Dish wants you to know that they're just as good as cable at pissing you off. The Federal Trade Commission, along with the states of California, Illinois, Ohio and North Carolina just cited...Show More Summary

Zillow, Trulia share prices jump on talk FTC has approved merger

Share prices in Zillow and Trulia have posted double-digit gains today, suggesting investors have gotten wind that the Federal Trade Commission intends to sign off on the companies’ proposed merger. Trading in Zillow and Trulia has been heavy, with twice...

Dish Network Violated the 'Do Not Call' Registry 57 Million Times

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Dish Network, it seems, has been rather partial to telemarketing. A little too partial. The TV provider has been found guilty of violating the Federal Trade Commission's "Do Not Call" list a staggering 57 million times. Read more...

DISH Network Corp (DISH) At Crossroad With FTC Over Telemarketing Violations

DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH) is at a crossroad with the Federal Trade Commission after being cited for over 57 million telemarketing violations. FOX Business, Gillis Willis, reiterates that the giant satellite company will have to worry considering a hefty fine could be in the offing as a result of the violations. DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH) […]

Dish Network Violates ‘Do Not Call’ Registry And Calls Over 57 Million People

Dish Network was apparently more annoying than a drunken ex who calls here and there in the middle of the night for more than just a few people over the last few years. The Federal Trade Commission found Dish Network liable for making over 57 million calls which violated federal telemarketing rules. Show More Summary

Brain-train kid game settles with FTC over 'unsupported' claims

Edu-app peddler will be watched closely, says watchdog The US Federal Trade Commission has struck a settlement with an educational games developer over a complaint regarding its claims about the effectiveness of its products.…

FTC: Credit Report Errors Continuing To Linger Years After Being Found

Two years ago, a Federal Trade Commission study found a surprisingly large percentage of consumers had discovered, and had corrected, errors on their credit reports. There were also several people who believed there were errors with their reports but had not yet reached a resolution. A new follow-up study from the FTC finds that nearly 70% of these disputes … [More]

Dish Found Liable For Tens Of Millions Of Call In Violation Of Federal Telemarketing Rules

More than five years after being sued by the Federal Trade Commission for years of allegedly illegal telemarketing calls, Dish Network has been held liable by a federal court in Illinois for tens of millions of calls made in violation of the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) beginning as far back as 2007. The FTC announced today that the U.S. District … [More]

The Bigger They Come ...: Size Still Matters to M&A Regulators

But increase in antitrust review thresholds is the smallest inflation adjustment in years. Another annual ritual is upon us: the Federal Trade Commission has announced the dollar value thresholds that will trigger automatic federal review of mergers and acquisitions for the next year or so. Show More Summary

Look out, ‘brain games’ — the Federal Trade Commission is cracking down

The FTC has reached an agreement with a company that made brain-games for small children.

Obama Wants Companies to Stop Stealing Your Data. Good Luck.

President Barack Obama's sixth State of the Union address, which he will deliver on Tuesday, will focus on cybersecurity, according to a speech he gave last Monday at the Federal Trade Commission. Protecting our government and corporations...Show More Summary

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