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YouTubers paid up to $30,000 for “false and misleading” Xbox One promotion

Machinima paid YouTubers tens of thousands of dollars to promote the Xbox One launch positively without declaring their work was the result of an advertising deal. The US Federal Trade Commission has found that Machinima paid a group of YouTubers tens of thousands of dollars to promote the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox One without declaring […]

FTC: Deceptive Xbox One Advertising By Machinima

A Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation has been made public today, and some of the information gleaned pointed fingers at Machinima, citing that they have actually forked out up to $30,000 to YouTubers to mention nothing but positive words concerning the Xbox One. Show More Summary

YouTube Videos About Xbox One Deceived Consumers, FTC Says

The United States government's Federal Trade Commission has ruled that YouTube network Machinima engaged in "deceptive advertising" of the Xbox One at the console's launch.Click To Continue Reading

Machinima settles charges over deceptive Xbox One 'reviews'

Ever watch a YouTube review of a game or console and worry that the reviewer was a little too enthusiastic? You're not alone. Machinima has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it mislead gamers by failing to disclose that Xbox One reviews from YouTube "influencers" (read: popular channels) were really paid promos. Show More Summary

Machinima Settles FTC Charges Of Deceptive Xbox Products Promotion With YouTube Influencers

Machinima is dealing with the repercussions of a not-so-honest business deal. The self-described “many-2-many” YouTube network has agreed to settle charges from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that the network practiced deceptiveShow More Summary

Feds Slam Youtubers 'Deceptive' Xbox One Campaign

The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on Machinima for paying Youtubers to promote Microsoft's Xbox One without disclosing it first, the commission said in a press release today. The FTC says that Machinima must ensure that all such agreements or payment is disclosed in the future. “When people see a [...]

Machinima Settles FTC Charges Over Xbox Endorsements

Machinima, a popular gaming video publisher that helped promote Microsoft’s Xbox One system, has agreed to settle charges it violated rules about disclosing paid endorsements, the Federal Trade Commission said.

FTC settles with Machinima in Xbox One deceptive advertising case

If you saw a video from a YouTube gamer praising the Xbox One during its launch in 2013, that could have been the result of a marketing campaign that failed to disclose itself upfront to customers. The Federal Trade Commission has now entered into a settlement with the company in charge of that campaign, Machinima, claiming that it engaged in deceptive conduct.

YouTube network 'deceived customers' with paid-for Xbox One videos

Federal Trade Commission settles a "deceptive marketing" campaign with Machinima.

FTC: Machinima "deceived consumers" with Xbox One videos

The Federal Trade Commission has clamped down on a YouTuber group that failed to disclose they were paid by Microsoft to say nice things about Xbox One and its games. Machinima, an organisation of YouTubers who focus mainly on videoShow More Summary

FTC settles with Machinima for paying YouTube influencers to endorsing Xbox One

The Federal Trade Commission has settled charges with Machinima, which had been accused of deceptive advertising by paying “influencers” to post YouTube videos that endorsed Microsoft’s Xbox One video game console. The FTC charged that the influencers failed to adequately disclose that they were being paid for seemingly objective opinions. The case is a wakeup […]

The FTC is cracking down on video makers who don’t disclose who’s paying the bills

The average American watches around 14 hours of online video per month. But how much do we know about who's paying for all of it? The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday announced it will settle with Machinima, an entertainment company that produces content for gamers, for not being clear about how some of its videos […]

FTC v. Ashley Madison: Why The FTC Has Not Yet Acted, Answers To Eight Vital Consumer Questions

Worried about their data, their relationships and their jobs, data-compromised Ashley Madison (AM) members may be wondering why the Federal Trade Commission has been silent on whether it is investigating or taking action against the embattled company. Experts answer consumers' likely questions.

FTC calls Arizona energy drink company pyramid scheme

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An Arizona energy drink company has been called an illegal pyramid scheme by the Federal Trade Commission.

Vemma Shut Down: FTC Says Energy Drink Company A Pyramid Scheme

In a press release yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission stated that it has asked a federal court to stop the Vemma Nutrition Company, which it alleges is a pyramid scheme, from continuing to conduct business. The United States District Court for the Arizona District filed a restraining order, effectively blocking Vemma from continuing, as well... Show More Summary

FTC Responds to FDA on Homeopathy

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recently asked for public comment on its regulatory policies regarding homeopathy. They probably didn’t figure that a fellow federal agency, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) would respond. The FTC also recently asked for public comment on how it can better regulate homeopathic product advertising. While the FDA regulates food [...]

Federal Trade Commission Calls Vemma A Pyramid Scheme That Preys On Young Adults

In a Wednesday complaint, the FTC called Vemma an "illegal pyramid scheme" and found the company focused on recruitment of distributors over bona fide retail sales, while also misleading distributors, mostly young adults, on their ability to earn income by selling its energy and nutrition drinks.

Companies That Let Themselves Get Hacked Can Be Sued by the FTC, Court Rules

Today, a US appeals court affirmed the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to go after companies for having inadequate cybersecurity practices—under a statute passed in 1914. The ruling means that conduct such as failing to encryptShow More Summary

FTC Can Police Cyber Security, Appeals Court Rules

(Reuters) -- A U.S. appeals court said the Federal Trade Commission has authority to regulate corporate cyber security, and may pursue a lawsuit accusing hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide Corp of failing to properly safeguard consumers' information. The 3-0 decision by the 3rd U.S. Show More Summary

Courts Will Let the FTC Punish Companies for Bad Cybersecurity

Last week, hackers released a ton of data stolen from Ashley Madison, and scared the shit out of internet users everywhere. Now, with an uncanny sense of timing, an appeals court says the Federal Trade Commission has the power to regulate companies’ cyber security. That’s good news for you! Read more...

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