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Intel, Samsung Pile On Qualcomm By Supporting FTC Lawsuit

Intel and Samsung support the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust investigation against Qualcomm and have filed amicus briefs to air their own complaints. The FTC hit Qualcomm with legal action in January and suggested that the company's patent licensing practices may violate monopoly regulations. Show More Summary

The FTC announces Operation Tech Trap to help thwart scam ‘tech support’ popups

If you’ve ever had your web browser taken over by a hard-to-close window declaring that your computer is infected with viruses, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is finally here to help. On Friday, the FTC announced the rollout of “Operation Tech Trap,” described to be a “nationwide and international crackdown” on the scams. While many […]

Intel and Samsung lend support to FTC's lawsuit against Qualcomm

Qualcomm is facing litigation on several fronts. Earlier this year, the Federal Trade Commission leveled a lawsuit against Qualcomm for resorting to anti-competitive tactics to maintain its position in the semiconductor segment. According...Show More Summary

FTC says antitrust suit against Qualcomm should continue, Samsung concurs

Responding to Qualcomm's recent bid to dismiss a U.S. Federal Trade Commission antitrust lawsuit concerning chip licensing practices, the governmental trade body in a court filing on Friday called the company a monopoly and said the case should proceed.

FTC issued warnings to 45 celebrities over unclear Instagram posts

The power of social media as a marketing tool has not escaped brands, celebrities — or The Federal Trade Commission. Read more...

Here's Who Got Letters From the FTC About Their #SPON 

Last month, the Federal Trade Commission announced it had sent chiding letters to celebs and “influencers” who’d possibly been skating a little too close to the line when it comes to disclosing sponsored posts. Now we know who, exactly, got their knuckles rapped. Read more...

Antonio Sabato Jr is Running for Congress in California

Antonio Sabato Jr is trading Hollywood sets for Congress. The 45-year-old actor reportedly filed documents with the Federal Election Commission on challenging Rep. Julia Brownley on Monday (May 8), according to the LA Times. Antonio will be going against the democratic representative of the southern central coast in the upcoming 2018 election. Antonio reportedly found [...]

Ex-Gay Torture Industry Group Files FTC Complaint Alleging “Fraudulent Testimony” By Their Own Victims

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Back in early 2016 the SPLC filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against the New Jersey-based ex-gay torture group People Can Change, alleging that the group’s practices constitute consumer fraud. It’s not clear why it’s taken them so long, but this week the ex-gay torture industry filed an answering complaint. Show More Summary

Microsoft hires former FTC Commisioner Julie Brill to head its Privacy and Regulatory Affairs Group

Software giant Microsoft has hired Obama nominee, former Federal Trade Commission Julie Brill as corporate vice president and deputy general counsel of its Privacy and Regulatory Affairs Group under Brad Smith, the firm’s president and chief legal officer. Show More Summary

Appeals court won't rehear a challenge to net neutrality rules

3 weeks agoTechnology / Apple : Macworld

A U.S. appeals court has denied a request by broadband trade groups to rehear its decision last June to uphold the Federal Communications Commission's controversial 2015 net neutrality rules. The court's decision on Monday is a hollow victory for net neutrality supporters. Show More Summary

Instagram Influencers Get Warning from Federal Trade Commission about Sponsored Content

3 weeks agoArts / Photography : PDNPulse

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the government’s consumer protection agency, says it sent warning letters to 90 Instagram users and marketers, reminding them that sponsored Instagram posts must be clearly identified as sponsored or paid content. Show More Summary

Being on Trump’s Shortlist Pays Off

New York Times: “In January, Politico reported that President Trump was considering Sean Reyes, the Utah attorney general, to lead the Federal Trade Commission. Since then, donations to his political campaign have poured in from out-of-state donors and businesses that [...]

Utah Attorney General Makes a Trump Shortlist, and Donations Pour In

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The donations to Sean Reyes, a candidate to lead the Federal Trade Commission, aren’t illegal. But their timing shows the power of the political shortlist in Washington.

Chairman Pai's net neutrality plan: Repeal and maybe replace

If I were writing about net neutrality for the sports section, I’d say that new Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced Wednesday that he was trading his agency’s net neutrality rules for a player to be named later. Pai argues that the FCC grossly overreached when it adopted...

The FCC's New Plan Dismantles Net Neutrality to Rely on the Free Market

Today, chairman of the Federal Trade Communications Commission, Ajit Pai outlined his new plan to loosen the FCC’s oversight of internet service providers. As expected, his dream plan effectively kills off many of the ideas of net neutrality. Read more...

Why Some Stars Are Getting Warning Letters From the FTC

The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on a segment of celebrity culture that is still relatively new: so-called “influencers.” The New York Post reports that the agency has its sights set on “pop stars, athletes and musicians who promote...

FTC tells ‘influencers’ to quit trying to hide the fact that they’re shilling for brands

The Federal Trade Commission has put dozens of so-called influencers on notice for failing to adequately document the fact that their Instagram and such like posts are in fact thinly veiled ads for which the posters are being generously compensated. Read More

The FTC wants social media stars to stop sneaking in ads on Instagram (FB)

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that it has sent out 90 letters to celebrities, athletes, and other social media stars warning them that they need to clearly show when an Instagram post was sponsored by a brand. This...Show More Summary

Celebs sent 'reminders' by FTC to disclose when they're paid to shill products on Instagram

Federal regulators are putting dozens of celebrities on notice over their sponsored Instagram posts. The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that it sent more than 90 letters to stars, athletes and brand marketers whom it claims were not clearly labelling paid social media endorsements. Show More Summary

FTC Pushes For More Disclosure Of Sponsored Content On Instagram

last monthWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

For many creators, branded content is a vital revenue stream, but the degree to which influencers disclose their sponsored posts has not always sat well with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In its latest update, the FTC has sentShow More Summary

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