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Tubefilter Meetup With SAG•AFTRA: The ABCs Of The FTC—How To Protect Your Brand Like A Boss

2 hours agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

Last September, the Federal Trade Commission (aka FTC)—a governmental agency that works to promote competition, and protect and educate consumers—issued a warning letter to 21 influencers who were allegedly in violation of the FTC’s Endorsement Guides. Show More Summary

Feel Good Story of the Day

(Steven Hayward) I recall talking once with Daniel Oliver about his experience as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission under President Ronaldus Magnus, and especially how his greatest moment of satisfaction came when the Washington...Show More Summary

FTC to Investigate Broadcom's Business Practices

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission today said it is investigating potential anticompetitive negotiating tactics used by Broadcom. Of note, the FTC believes Broadcom has altered its practices by requiring some customers to buy a certain percentage of its production items, rather than an absolute number or quantity. Show More Summary

Nevada and FTC Sue Revenge-Porn Website

In a recent lawsuit filed by the Federal Trade Commission and the state of Nevada against the website and its affiliates and operators, the government is looking to shut down one of the most notorious revenge-porn websites. And if you were looking to get one last NSFW sneak......

Proposed law would impose huge fines for credit reporting agency data breaches

New legislation being pushed by two Senate Democrats would give the Federal Trade Commission the power to fine credit reporting agencies that fail to protect consumer information from data breaches. The proposed law, called the Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act 2018 is being proposed by Sens. Show More Summary

VTech Agrees to Fine Over Collecting Children's Data

VTech Electronics Ltd. agreed to pay $650,000 to settle U.S. Federal Trade Commission charges it didn’t obtain parental consent before collecting personal data from children who used its toys.

Toymaker VTech pays $650,000 to settle complaint related to 2015 hack

Children’s toy maker VTech Holdings Ltd. has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle a complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission related to the hacking and subsequent theft of data on its customers in 2015. The FTC alleged in its complaint...Show More Summary

Toy maker VTech to pay $650,000 to settle FTC allegations of children's privacy violations

VTech Electronics, a maker of electronic toys, has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle charges from the Federal Trade Commission that it collected personal information on hundreds of thousands of children without their parents knowing. VTech — a Hong Kong company whose North American operations are...

Electronic toymaker VTech reaches $650K FTC settlement over child privacy rule violations

Federal Trade Commission settlement marks the regulator's first children's privacy and security case involving connected toys        

Smart Toy Maker To Pay $650,000 After Millions Of Kids Get Hacked

In recent years, a number of toy makers have come under fire for developing children's smart devices that turn out to be privacy nightmares, and a company called VTech Electronics has just settled the US Federal Trade Commission's first case involving an internet-connected toy. Show More Summary

Electronic Toymaker VTech Settles for $650,000 With FTC Over Children’s Privacy Suit

Shannon Liao, reporting for The Verge: The Federal Trade Commission said today that the electronic oymaker VTech Electronics has agreed to settle for a fine of $625,000, to be paid within the next seven days, after charges that it violated children’s privacy. Show More Summary

FTC Report Reveals Just How Awful Robocalls Got In The US This Year

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its biennial report to the US congress on the Do-Not-Call Registry. The latest instalment of the databook featured more information about complaints than previous years, including a breakdown of how many calls were made by a live caller and how many were robocalls. More »      

News: Apple fined $25K a day for withheld evidence in Qualcomm’s FTC case

3 weeks agoTechnology / Mobile : iLounge

A federal judge has ordered Apple to pay $25,000 a day for failing to turn over documents in a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit against Qualcomm, Bloomberg reports. The FTC has accused Qualcomm of freezing out competitors and forcing Apple to use its chips exclusively, and U.S. Show More Summary

Extending domain opt-out and AdWords API tools

In 2012, Google made voluntary commitments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that are set to expire on December 27th, 2017. At that time, we agreed to remove certain clauses from our AdWords API Terms and Conditions. We also agreed...Show More Summary

Apple hit with sanctions in the FTC’s case against Qualcomm

4 weeks agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

As its legal battle with Apple drags on, Qualcomm also is also in the middle of battling the Federal Trade Commission in a separate case. Making things all the more complicated, a judge on Friday ordered sanctions against Apple in the FTC’s case against Qualcomm… more…

Judge sanctions Apple for failing to turn over documents in FTC case vs. Qualcomm

A U.S. judge has approved sanctions against Apple, ordering the iPhone maker pay $25,000 for every day it doesn't produce requested documents in a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit against Qualcomm.

In Letter, Uber Said Drivers Didn't Make Advertised Earnings Due To Their 'Choices'

In January, Uber settled claims by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that it misled drivers about how much money they could make on the platform. But in a letter obtained by Gizmodo under the Freedom of Information Act, Uber argued that drivers were fundamentally at fault for earning less than the advertised rates because they were choosing not to drive enough. More »      

Dozens of Donors File Federal Trade Commission Complaints Against Humane Society of the United States

Watchdog alleges intentional dissemination of misleading information in HSUS fundraising materials Washington D.C. – Today, the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) for orchestrating a deceptive advertising campaign. Show More Summary

Federal Trade Commission Complaints Filed Against Humane Society of the United States

Despite its name, the Humane Society of the United States is not affiliated with the many humane societies in towns and counties that operate pet shelters.. This post Federal Trade Commission Complaints Filed Against Humane Society of the United States appeared first on

Social-Media Stars Are Turning Heads---of Regulators

The Federal Trade Commission has stepped up policing of product plugs and brand endorsements made by celebrities of social networks, enforcing deceptive-marketing rules that require them to disclose financial ties.

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