Angry users may pose less of a problem than the Federal Trade Commission
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...
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.
The Federal Trade Commission shows what people dating online need to look out for to avoid getting tricked into a money scam.
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...
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
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
The Federal Trade Commission wants stars and advertisers to be upfront about sponsored content.
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
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 »
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…)
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... ?
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
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.
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 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...
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.
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
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...
The Consumers Union wants the Federal Trade Commission to investigate, arguing that such marketing could give drivers a "false sense of security."