The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the government’s consumer protection agency, says it sent warning letters to 90 Instagram users and marketers, reminding them that sponsored Instagram posts must be clearly identified as sponsored or paid content. Show More Summary
New York Times: “In January, Politico reported that President Trump was considering Sean Reyes, the Utah attorney general, to lead the Federal Trade Commission. Since then, donations to his political campaign have poured in from out-of-state donors and businesses that [...]
The donations to Sean Reyes, a candidate to lead the Federal Trade Commission, aren’t illegal. But their timing shows the power of the political shortlist in Washington.
If I were writing about net neutrality for the sports section, I’d say that new Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced Wednesday that he was trading his agency’s net neutrality rules for a player to be named later. Pai argues that the FCC grossly overreached when it adopted...
Today, chairman of the Federal Trade Communications Commission, Ajit Pai outlined his new plan to loosen the FCC’s oversight of internet service providers. As expected, his dream plan effectively kills off many of the ideas of net neutrality. Read more...
Sungho Cho &Yongjae Kim, Empirical Rationalization of Prior Substantiation Doctrine: Federal Trade Commission v. Reebok & Sketchers, 29 Loy. Consumer L. Rev. 55 (2016) (not apparently available online—update that website, Loyola Consumer...Show More Summary
The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on a segment of celebrity culture that is still relatively new: so-called “influencers.” The New York Post reports that the agency has its sights set on “pop stars, athletes and musicians who promote...
The Federal Trade Commission has put dozens of so-called influencers on notice for failing to adequately document the fact that their Instagram and such like posts are in fact thinly veiled ads for which the posters are being generously compensated. Read More
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that it has sent out 90 letters to celebrities, athletes, and other social media stars warning them that they need to clearly show when an Instagram post was sponsored by a brand. This...Show More Summary
Federal regulators are putting dozens of celebrities on notice over their sponsored Instagram posts. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that it sent more than 90 letters to stars, athletes and brand marketers whom it claims were not clearly labelling paid social media endorsements. Show More Summary
For many creators, branded content is a vital revenue stream, but the degree to which influencers disclose their sponsored posts has not always sat well with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In its latest update, the FTC has sentShow More Summary
The Federal Trade Commission issues a rare video game warning
When the Federal Trade Commission gets involved with gaming, you might cock an eyebrow as to how informed it is on the topic. In this case, it is 100% right. There is not emulator for the Nintendo Switch, so avoid anything stating otherwise. Lisa...Show More Summary
You know things are serious when the FTC weighs in. They want you to know that you should stay far, FAR away from any source claiming to have a Switch emulator. If you can't get your hands on a Nintendo Switch gaming system, you may think an emulator is the next best thing. Show More Summary
Level 5 Motorsports’ Scott Tucker and others involved in his payday lending scheme were fined $1.266 billion last October by the Federal Trade Commission for deceptive practices. Tucker’s got to pay the feds off somehow, so everything from his race team is going to auction. Read more...
The so-called "ringleader" of a years-long telemarketing scheme must pay at least $65,000 — and possibly up to $2.2 million — after settling with the Federal Trade Commission in a massive lawsuit. The consumer protection agency said Thursday that Justin Ramsey, who was responsible for placing millions of unsolicited telemarketing calls to people on the national do-not-call […]
Two federal agencies are recommending that Alaska repeal laws that the agencies say may limit competition in the health care market. The U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission … Click to Continue »
If your child racked up purchases in the Amazon Appstore without your permission between 2011 and 2016, the company might owe you some money. The Federal Trade Commission and Amazon settled on a deal Tuesday in which the company will refund parents whose children made in-app purchases without their consent,...
Strict privacy rules for Internet service providers are not needed because the broadband market is more competitive than the search engine marketplace, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and acting Federal Trade Commission Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen argued in an opinion piece in The Washington Post Wednesday. Show More Summary
Following a three-year-battle with the Federal Trade Commission, Amazon has agreed to refund $70 million worth of in-app purchases made by children of unwitting customers. Read more...