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This Banned Captain Morgan’s Ad Doesn’t Seem So Bad

Hear, hear! England's Advertising Standards Authority, an agency akin to the Federal Trade Commission, has come to the aid of poor Facebook users who, besieged by this innocuous-seeming Captain Morgan's ad, couldn't determine if theShow More Summary

The FTC Should Take A Definitive Stance On Pyramid Type Offerings Rather Than A Case-By-Case Approach

ByBruce Craig: Below is my letter to the chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission on the subject of pyramid schemes. It is a criticism of the manner in which the Commission has dealt with this issue since 1979, when the Amway decision was rendered. Show More Summary

Federal Circuit: Administrative Agencies Can Make Rules, But Must Also Follow Them

by Dennis Crouch Align Tech v. USITC (Fed. Cir. 2014) This Section 337 appeal is largely focused on the civil procedure associated with litigating cases before the United States International Trade Commission (USITC). In general, Section 337 investigations are conducted by administrative law judges (ALJs) who are employed by the USITC to determine various issues. […]

FTC Halts Debt Collection Company That Allegedly Used Illegal Tactics To Collect $8.7M

And another one bites the dust – kind of. The Federal Trade Commission, along with the New York Attorney General’s office, received an order to temporarily halt a Buffalo-based debt collection operation that allegedly used lies and threats to collect more than $8.7 million from consumers. The FTC announced Monday that a U.S. Show More Summary

FTC Launches ‘Fotonovela’ to Warn Hispanics Against Government Impostors

In an effort to raise awareness of scams targeting the Latino community, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched Impostores del Gobierno, its first fotonovela -or illustrated novel. Impostores del Gobierno follows the story of Sonia, a young woman who responds to … Continue reading ?

FTC changes privacy guidelines for developers of kids’ apps

The Federal Trade Commission made a few small but significant changes to the guidelines it issues to developers who make apps used by children. For parents, the changes could affect how you interact with apps you download for your kids. The market for apps aimed at younger users is a lucrative one, particularly in the education world […]

The federal government’s Amazon ‘kid’ lawsuit, video explained

Theresa Poulson is an editor and producer with PostTV who covers politics. In a new lawsuit, the Federal Trade Commission claims that Amazon makes it too easy for children to make purchases in mobile applications without their parents' permission. PostTV's Pamela Kirkland takes a spin through one app to see how buying the virtual items […]

FTC Takes Aim at Amazon

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is setting its sights on Amazon. And, as a result, the world’s leading online retailer and fast-emerging mobile player may be forced to pay a hefty penalty. As it turns out, Amazon may have been processing millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app purchases from mobile apps that took advantage of […]

It's Official: FTC Sues Amazon Over Unauthorized In-App Purchases by Kids

The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Amazon alleging it has not done enough to prevent kids from making in-app purchases.

FTC sues Amazon over in-game purchases by children

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Online retailer Amazon is accused of hooking millions of dollars from underage users making unauthorized in-app purchases. The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit Thursday charging that the company willingly allowed kids to set up purchases without the consent of their parents. Read the rest

Daily Review: F.T.C. Sues Amazon Over Billing for Children’s App Purchases

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The Federal Trade Commission contended that Amazon improperly billed customers for “many millions of dollars” of charges that children made without their parents’ consent.

FTC sues Amazon over in-app purchase practices

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sued online retailer Amazon for refusing to change its framework for purchases made within its hosted mobile apps, according to a Reuters report. The lawsuit is an expected result of Amazon's denial of...

FCC sets clock for Comcast's Time Warner Cable and Charter deals

The Federal Communications Commission has released its schedule for the public and the media industry to weigh in on Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable and its complex deal to trade some cable systems with Charter Communications.

FTC files lawsuit against Amazon claiming it billed parents millions in unauthorized in-app purchases

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit against online retailer Amazon claiming the company charged parents millions of dollars in unauthorized in-app purchases. The FTC is seeking court ordered refunds from Amazon for unauthorized charges made by children using devices like the Amazon Kindle Fire. Show More Summary

FCC sets clock for Comcast's Time Warner Cable and Charter deals

The Federal Communications Commission has released its schedule for the public and the media industry to weigh in on Comcast's proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable and its complex deal to trade some cable systems with Charter Communications.

The FTC sues Amazon over in-app purchases, but unlike Apple, the company likely won’t settle

Amazon has been sued by the Federal Trade Commission for allowing children to make in-app purchases without parental consent and racking up millions of dollars of fees in the process. The FTC is seeking refunds for customers affected...Show More Summary

The FTC is Suing Amazon Over In-App Purchases Made by Kids

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday said it is suing Amazon over the way the retail giant lets kids use real money to buy “coins,” “acorns” and other digital goods on devices like the Kindle Fire. The lawsuit, filed in Seattle, comes after Amazon defiantly stated that it would take its chances in federal court... Read More

FTC Takes Legal Action Against Amazon For Unauthorized In-app Purchases

The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against Amazon Thursday, alleging the company billed parents for millions of dollars of in-app purchases that their children made without their consent. The filing follows Amazon’s refusal to comply with the FTC’s request to implement a “consent” model similar to the one Apple conceded to earlier this year, according to… Read More

FTC sues Amazon over millions of dollars for in-app purchases made by kids

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon.com alleging that the online retailer unlawfully billed parents millions of dollars for mobile in-app purchases accidentally made by their kids.

FTC sues Amazon over millions of dollars for in-app purchases made by kids

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon.com alleging that the online retailer unlawfully billed parents millions of dollars for mobile in-app purchases accidentally made by their kids.

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