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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

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

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...

A court just made it easier for the government to sue companies for getting hacked

The decision could embolden the Federal Trade Commission, one of Washington's most powerful technology cops.

What New Federal Trade Commission Guides Mean For Instagram Influencers

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued new guidelines regarding paid endorsements that photographers should be aware of—especially if they’re being paid to promote products on their Instagram feeds. This summer the FTC updated...Show More Summary

U.S. court declares FTC has authority to regulate cybersecurity

(Reuters, Jonathan Stempel) – A U.S. appeals court said the Federal Trade Commission has authority to regulate corporate cybersecurity, and may pursue a lawsuit accusing hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide Corp of failing to properly safeguard consumers’ information. Monday’s 3-0 decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia upheld an April 2014 ruling […]

Court Affirms FTC Authority Over Data-Security Practices

A federal appeals court affirmed the Federal Trade Commission can bring enforcement actions against companies that fail to make reasonable cybersecurity efforts aimed at protecting customers’ personal information.

This Is An Important Warning For Those Who Might Trust A Dodgy Health App.

This appeared a few days ago:Melanoma App Vendor Barred from Making Deceptive Health ClaimsGreg Slabodkin AUG 14, 2015 7:42am ETUnder a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, a melanoma-detection app vendor has been barred from...Show More Summary

This App Is Shazam but for Robocalls, and the FTC Loves It

Image: RoboKiller The Federal Trade Commission has awarded $25,000 to two developers to stem the tide of robocalling. In March, the agency put out a call for developers to find a way to handle pesky spam calls automatically through a...Show More Summary

App Called RoboKiller Takes Top Prize In FTC’s Anti-Robocall Contest

The Federal Trade Commission’s vendetta against robocalls continued today as the agency announced the winner of a contest – and $25,000 – for building an app that blocks and forwards the annoying calls. An app called RoboKiller was crowned victor in the FTC’s Robocall: Humanity Strikes Back contest that aimed to find the best way to forward the prerecorded messages … [More]

U.S. Federal Trade Commission's Joshua Wright to resign: FTC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Commissioner Joshua Wright is stepping down from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission this month, the agency said in a statement on Monday. Wright's last day at the FTC will be Aug. 24, the FTC said. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Emily Stephenson) Join the conversation about this story »

The FTC is finally telling businesses what ‘competition’ should mean

2 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

For the first time in its 100-year history, the Federal Trade Commission on Thursday laid out the guidelines it follows when deciding to go after a company for attempting to stifle competition. The new policy, approved by the commission in a closed-door meeting, was detailed by Chairwoman Edith Ramirez at a George Washington University speech. The agency will use […]

Tech Giants: Here's What The FTC Means By "Competition"

The Federal Trade Commission (sort of) explains how exactly it defines anti-trust behavior. This may be good news for leading tech firms: For the first time in more than a century, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has defined whatShow More Summary

FTC offers first-ever guidance on 'unfair competition'

By Dena Aubin NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday released unprecedented guidance on a section of business antitrust law that bars "unfair competition," but stopped well short of offering the level of detail long sought by businesses. Show More Summary

Morning Wrap: An FTC Announcement, Plus Tom Brady and Rose’s Luxury

The Federal Trade Commission has changed the way it handles antitrust cases. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.       

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