Social Media giant Facebook’s decision to acquire instant Messaging client WhatsApp for $19 Billion seems to have hit its first major roadblock. In a formal complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), two privacy groups have argued that the sale of WhatsApp to Facebook would not be in the best interests of WhatsApp users and... Show More Summary
Two privacy groups filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday to block the $19 billion deal between Facebook and WhatsApp. The groups, the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy,...Show More Summary
The Federal Trade Commission, Better Business Bureau and other organizations released a list of top consumer complaints. At the top of the list was identity theft, followed by debt collections and dealings with banks and lenders. Jericka Duncan reports.
Apple was criticized by the Federal Trade Commission for its in-app purchase policies, a complaint was lodged against Cupertino after many cases were reported in which kids had made thousands of dollars worth of in-app purchases without their parents even knowing. Show More Summary
Apple is reportedly “scrambling” to make changes to the App Store in order to meet a March 31 deadline set by the Federal Trade Commission for changing how the company charges for in-app purchases, according to ZDNet. Apple settled with...Show More Summary
The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it had settled its charges against home security firm ADT for paying safety and technology experts to endorse their online home monitoring system on NBC's "Today" show and other media outlets without disclosing the financial arrangements. ADT paid Safetymom.com blogger Alison Rhodes and David Gregg, who runs consumer guide […]
Precious metals can be a great investment when handled properly by a respected and truthful organization, but that’s not always the case. On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission put the brakes on three precious metal marketers in Florida...Show More Summary
Federal Trade Commission v. Ross, 2014 WL 703739, No. 12-2340 (4th Cir. Feb. 25, 2014) The hits (by which I mean FTC victories) just keep on coming. Here, the FTC sued Innovative Marketing and several of its high-level executives and founders, including Ross, for deceptive internet advertising. Show More Summary
BOSTON (Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission on Friday refused to tip its hand on how it may be react to allegations that Herbalife is a fraud, but said it is taking a lawmaker's concerns about the company seriously and underscored its record of shu...
The term “native advertising” may be new, but the principles of deception and camouflage that define it are not. The Federal Trade Commission used to call this kind of thing “deceptive advertising” and punish the purveyors of it. Some countries called it “subliminal advertising” and outright banned it. Of late in the United States, though, it has become a...
Alamy By Bethy Hardeman Everyone makes mistakes and credit bureaus are no exception. In fact, a Federal Trade Commission study last year found that one in four consumer credit reports contain errors -- these include everything from minor...Show More Summary
Federal Trade Commission v. Wellness Support Network, Inc., 2014 WL 644749, No. 10–cv–04879 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 19, 2014) (magistrate judge) The FTC sued Wellness and its principals Robert Held and Robyn Held for false advertising and deceptive...Show More Summary
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) may need to reconsider its regulations regarding who pays for natural gas storage after the court ruled against it in BNP Paribas Energy Trading GP v. FERC. It was disputed by BNP Paribas that FERC incorrectly assigned costs for natural gas storage. However, the......
(Reuters) - Money-transfer company Western Union Co is being probed by the Federal Trade Commission and a U.S. district court over fraud-induced money transfers, the company said in a regulatory filing on Monday.
The Federal Trade Commission said Monday it had successfully halted a work-from-home scheme that defrauded millions of dollars from people convinced they could easily make $379 per day. At the FTC’s request, a federal court in Utah agreed...Show More Summary
(Reuters) - A U.S. district court in Utah has frozen the assets of several Internet business coaches accused of lying to customers about their potential earnings after signing up for the services, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.
An environmentally-friendly alternative to dry clean only instructions, wet cleaning, could soon be showing up on our care labels. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in an effort to reduce environmental and social health impacts, will hold a public roundtable discussion on March 28, 2014 about the expansion of clothing care labels to include wet cleaning. “This suggests [...]Show More Summary
Guest Post: So far, native ads have been a good venture for both publications and advertisers. But the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may try to crash the party and regulate the practice.
At a Federal Trade Commission panel Wednesday morning to discuss issues around mobile device tracking, Vice President of the National Retail Federation Mallory Duncan said something both totally dismissive of privacy concerns and potentially incendiary to privacy hawks, while cutting to the heart of mounting concerns on both sides. Show More Summary
The antitrust scrutiny at the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission will likely center on this proposed merger's role as a monopsony.