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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

yesterdayNews : 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 »      

DRM: You have the right to know what you're buying!

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Today, the EFF and a coalition of organizations and individuals asked the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to explore fair labeling rules that would require retailers to warn you when the products you buy come locked down by DRM ("Digital Rights Management" or "Digital Restrictions Management"). (more…)

Linked: “FTC is cracking down on Instagram Ads from Celebrities”

via Bloomberg: This uptick in celebrities peddling brand messages on their personal accounts, light on explicit disclosure, has not gone unnoticed by the U.S. government. The Federal Trade Commission is planning to get tougher: Users need to be clear when they’re getting paid to promote something, and hashtags like #ad, #sp, #sponsored –common forms of... ?

Opinion: It’s time to consign passwords to history, and Apple should take the lead

3 weeks agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: passwords are a horribly outdated and clunky approach to security, and it’s time to consign them to history. That view has been underlined by the Federal Trade Commission’s chief technologist Lorrie...Show More Summary

Robocall scams cost Americans $350 million

3 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

In the past four months, American households received somewhere near 10 billion robocalls. The record pace of phonecalls explains why complaints to the federal trade commission are up 50% this year. Jim Axelrod has the details.

FTC Hands Itself Data-Security Win

The Federal Trade Commission Friday overturned an in-house judge’s ruling that had handed the agency a notable loss in its efforts to target some companies’ allegedly weak protections for computerized consumer information.

Mercedes Pulls Potentially Misleading 'Self-Driving' Advertisement

4 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Mercedes has pulled the plug on at least one advertisement for the new E-Class after multiple groups reached out to the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the ad campaign for overstating the vehicle’s driver-assistance systems. Read more...

Yelp Warns Users that You Can Get Sued for Writing Bad Reviews

Chefs, restaurants, the Federal Trade Commission, South Park, and its own shareholders have all taken shots at Yelp and its little army of self-appointed restaurant critics. But that army just got some serious reinforcements.

Mercedes-Benz Slammed Over Misleading Commercial

A glitzy Mercedes-Benz commercial that touts the 2017 E-Class as a vehicle that “can drive itself” has consumer and safety advocates fighting mad. A number of groups are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to take action against the automaker, saying Mercedes mislead the public. Show More Summary

Federal Trade Commission Asked To Investigate Mercedes Drive Pilot Advertisements

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Despite a recent ad campaign touting the new 2017 Mercedes E-Class and its “Drive Pilot” driver assistance system as the “first self-driving car,” you actually still have to actively drive it. Sorry. Read more...

Mercedes-Benz under fire for 'misleading' self-driving advertising

last monthVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The Consumers Union wants the Federal Trade Commission to investigate, arguing that such marketing could give drivers a "false sense of security."

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