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New CEO Says DeVry Is Seeking to Resolve Deception Charges

Lisa Wardell, who joined DeVry Education Group as CEO on May 24, says the for-profit college company is "working to resolve" claims made in a lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission that DeVry misled students about job placement rates...Show More Summary

If DRM is so great, why won't anyone warn you when you're buying it?

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Last month, I filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission on behalf of Electronic Frontier Foundation, 22 of EFF's supporters, and a diverse coalition of rightsholders, public interest groups, and retailers, documenting the ways...Show More Summary

3 Common Misconceptions Around The FTC Guidelines, Online Video, And Disclosing Branded Content

2 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

As I talk to YouTube talent and industry professionals about branded entertainment, the one thing that becomes clear is a lack of understanding around Federal Trade Commission (aka FTC) guidelines and best practices for influencers.Show More Summary

Tips to land a legitimate work-from-home job in Atlanta

If you would like to manage your career from the comfort of your couch, here’s some advice on how to land a legitimate work-from-home job in Atlanta. Avoid scammers. About working from home, the Federal Trade Commission warns people to stay away from at-home medical billing businesses, envelope-stuffing schemes, telemarketing resale of brand items and...

Kim Kardashian, Airbnb, and the big problem with sponsored social-media posts

The ambiguity surrounding celeb posts about Airbnb may put it on the wrong side of the Federal Trade Commission.

Watchdog pushes to make social media stars disclose ads

3 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A consumer watchdog is urging the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on deceptive social media ads. Truth in Advertising says many social media stars fail to disclose when they are being paid to push products and services. Anna Werner reports on what the FTC is doing about it.

Average Internet Celebrities Make $75,000 Per Instagram Ad and $30,000 Per Paid Tweet

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Agencies like the Federal Trade Commission have started to crack down on celebrity endorsements on networks like Instagram and YouTube. But have you ever wondered how much your average celebrity gets paid for a post? Not Kim Kardashian West or Kanye West. Show More Summary

FTC Loses Lawsuit Against AT&T

An appeals court has tossed a lawsuit filed against AT&T over its throttling practices. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission alleged that AT&T deceived customers by throttling their unlimited data plans once those customers exceeded a certain amount of data in a given month. Show More Summary

Appeals court dismisses FTC lawsuit over AT&T throttling 'unlimited' data

On Monday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered the dismissal of a 2014 Federal Trade Commission lawsuit against AT&T, which had accused the company of misleading marketing in throttling data plans it sold to the public as "unlimited."

WhatsApp Blasted for Sharing Private User Data With Facebook in Violation of Law

Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) organization accuses WhatsApp of violating Federal Trade Commission’s order by sharing users data with Facebook.

Facebook’s Plan For WhatsApp Data Poses Legal Risks

Angry users may pose less of a problem than the Federal Trade Commission

The Kardashians Have Learned Their SponCon Lesson, For Now 

Following a public finger-wagging from an advertising watchdog group, the Kardashians have seemingly cleaned up their shady practice of not labeling sponsored posts as ads so as not to be investigated by the Federal Trade Commission. Read more...

Tesla Clears Antitrust Hurdle In $2.6 Billion Deal For SolarCity

last monthNews : The Two-Way

The Federal Trade Commission signed off on Tesla's plan to buy the solar panel installer. CEO Elon Musk is SolarCity's chairman and its largest shareholder.

Spotting an online dating money scam

The Federal Trade Commission shows what people dating online need to look out for to avoid getting tricked into a money scam.

Is the Kardashian Family Being Paid Illegally for Social Media Posts?

Truth in Advertising Inc. has threatened to report America’s royal family to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for eschewing federal labeling regulations in promotional social media posts. Read more...

FTC to crack down on social media celebrity advertising posts

Bloomberg are reporting that the American Federal Trade Commission are cracking down on social media advertising. Users now must be very clear about paid product endorsements. Users are actually required to do this already, but few do. Show More Summary

Caledonia Investments to pay $480,000 to settle U.S. antitrust charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Caledonia Investments PLC has agreed to pay $480,000 to resolve charges that it failed to report to antitrust enforcers share purchases that it made in 2014, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. Caledonia,...Show More Summary

FTC Will Monitor Paid Celebrity Social Media Posts Closely

The Federal Trade Commission wants stars and advertisers to be upfront about sponsored content.

One of the oldest rules about passwords is totally wrong

Your school or workplace may require you to change your password every couple months or so to keep your account safe. It's a widely-implemented security recommendation. Except it's totally wrong. The Federal Trade Commission's chiefShow More Summary

Influencers Beware: The Feds Are Cracking Down On Paid Social Media Posts

Sponsored posts from celebrities — or worse yet, “influencers” — are bad when it’s not clear they’re actually ads. That’s why, according to a report from Bloomberg, the Federal Trade Commission wants to crack down on these fuzzily-labelled posts. More »      

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