Bloomberg today reports that Google could face a new U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) antitrust probe into its display advertising business. As Bloomberg's Brian Womack and Sara Forden note, the FCC is looking into whether GoogleShow More Summary
The Hispanic Federation sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Friday requesting that the regulator investigate Herbalife, a multi-level marketing firm that sells nutrition products. "It's our understanding that the company's marketing materials promise richness for a few hours of work from home. Show More Summary
Operators of two alleged tech support scams that charged consumers hundreds of dollars to supposedly fix their computers have settled charges from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Mikael Marczak, doing business as Virtual PC Solutions,...Show More Summary
Don't say they didn't warn you. The Federal Trade Commission today sent letters to more than 90 businesses, informing them that they could potentially be in violation of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act when changes to the law go...
Almost exactly one year after reaching a $40 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission regarding questionable health benefits attributed to Skechers’ Shape-Ups toning shoes, a U.S. District Court judge has finally signed off on the deal, allowing things to move on to the refund stage. Skechers, which never admitted guilt in the case, was alleged to make false … [More]
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Tuesday announced voice broadcasting firm Skyy Consulting, which does business as CallFire, has agreed to stop transmitting robocalls to consumers, and pay a... Keep reading ?
REDMOND, Wash., May 13, 2013 – The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld Nintendo’s victory in a patent infringement case brought by Motiva, LLC against Nintendo at the International Trade Commission. The Court of Appeals agreed with the ITC that Motiva had failed to satisfy the agency’s domestic industry requirement. Show More Summary
It's not often that the Federal Trade Commission loses on its home court - after all, the decisions of the agency's administrative law judge are reviewed by the commission itself. In a decision published yesterday, Chief Administrative Law Judge Michael...
Reminder: Just because the President’s face is on a web site that’s offering products ostensibly related to the government, it doesn’t make it true. Way back in 2009 the Federal Trade Commission put the smackdown on a bunch of sites that were selling products that would help consumers get free government grant money. Thing is, the government had nothing to … [More]
It seems that every time the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announces new guidelines or brings a new enforcement action to try to keep pace with fresh forms of consumer deception emanating from the explosive growth of online and mobile technology, another type of hucksterism arises to command its attention. The latest is “telephone cramming” (unauthorized [...]
More than 20 percent of data brokers checked by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission allegedly violated a U.S. privacy law when sharing personal data with agency workers posing as companies wanting to purchase information. This week, the...Show More Summary
The Federal Trade Commission has warned ten data broker companies that their practices may violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act after a secret-shopping operation revealed that the companies were willing to sell consumer data without...Show More Summary
Summary: Some weeks ago I posted on one of the new guidelines released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in its first major update of the.com Disclosures Guide since 2000. Yes, that's right...the year 2000...the same year many of us were breathing sighs of relief nothing catastrophic happened regarding Y2K.
U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated telecom trade group veteran Tom Wheeler to be the next chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Wheeler's nomination, announced Wednesday, ends weeks of speculation that he was the top choice to replace outgoing Chairman Julius Genachowski. Show More Summary
Path was recently fined $800,000 by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for deceiving its users “by collecting personal information from their mobile device address books without their knowledge and consent.” Last year, the social network was caught storing all of its users’ contacts on its servers under the radar. Now users have started accusing Path [...]Show More Summary
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice today released their annual antitrust report, showing a slight decline in the number of mergers reviewed by the government last year but a jump in enforcement actions by the FTC. In...
FTC releases children’s privacy FAQ: The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday provided further industry guidance on its amended children’s privacy rules, covering questions about how companies should modify their apps and Web services to comply with the amended Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Read full article >>
Last month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finally gave the digital advertising world what it’s been waiting for and badly needed for years: “Dot-com Disclosures: How to Make Effective Disclosures in Digital Advertising,” to replace the sorely outdated guidelines from 2000. Show More Summary
Google apparently is ending an egregious privacy breach involving people who buy apps from its Google Play store using Google Wallet to pay. Consumer Watchdog filed a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission with a copy to California Attorney General Kamala Harris about what Google was doing. Show More Summary
Heather M. Mandelkehr, When toning shoes strengthen nothing more than likelihood of lawsuit: why the Federal Trade Commission needs guidelines regarding proper substantiation of fitness advertisements, 20 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports L.J. 297-346 (2013).