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These Dolls May Be Spying On And Recording Your Children

Two talking dolls made by the company Genesis Toys may be eavesdropping on your family. On Dec. 6, a coalition of international consumer watchdog groups filed a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission. The complaint alleges that the...Show More Summary

FTC to distribute $88M in refunds to customers impacted by AT&T cramming

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday announced plans to mete out some $88 million to more than 2.7 million current and former AT&T customers who were affected by "mobile cramming," a scheme that added unwanted third-party service charges to their monthly phone bills.

AT&T beginning to pay $88M in refunds to customer affected by cramming scam

The Federal Trade Commission has today announced in a blog post that AT&T will soon start refunding more than $88 million to customers affected by unauthorized charges on their monthly bills. more… Filed under: Apple

Congress passes legislation outlawing ticket bots

Under the bill, ticketing bots are considered "an unfair and deceptive practice" in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

AT&T Customers to Receive More Than $88M in Refunds Following Mobile Cramming Settlement

The United States Federal Trade Commission today announced that it is giving more than $88 million in refunds to 2.7 million AT&T customers who had unauthorized third-party charges added to their service bills, something better known...Show More Summary

FTC to Reimburse AT&T Customers $88M In Cramming Fees

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission today laid out plans to return some $88 million in cash to wronged AT&T customers. In 2014, AT&T settled with the FTC over illegally adding third-party charges to monthly bills, a practice known as cramming. Show More Summary

Homeopathic “Drugs” Will Have to Carry Disclaimers That They Are Bunk

Homeopathic “drugs” are a load of rubbish claims, but for a long time they have had a bit more leeway with labeling than dietary supplements. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently mandated the packages of OTC homeopathic “drugs” to include warnings that they’re essentially full of crap. Read more...

Do some toys threaten your child's privacy?

Is Santa spying on your kids? A set of consumer groups think so and are petitioning the Federal Trade Commission to step in on Tuesday. In a broader report accompanying the complaint, consumer groups are warning that a coming "Internet of Toys" could have long-term implications for child safety. Show More Summary

These cute toys are being pulled from shelves for spying on your kids

According to the Norwegian consumer counsil Forbrukerrådet, some high-tech toys created by U.S.-based manufacturer Genesis Toys are hazardous to children’s privacy, and warranted a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission and the European Union. Show More Summary

Talking Dolls Pose Privacy Risk to Children, Advocacy Groups Allege

A complaint expected to be filed Tuesday with the Federal Trade Commission alleges that two talking dolls—My Friend Cayla and I-Que Intelligent Robot, both made by Genesis Toys Inc.—collect and use personal information from children in violation of rules prohibiting unfair and deceptive practices.

If a retailer sends you too much stuff...

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... you don't have to return it.To put it simply: you can keep it. According to the Federal Trade Commission, you have a legal right to keep unordered merchandise and consider it a free gift. That’s because federal law prohibits mailing...Show More Summary

Homeopathic Products Must Disclose That There’s No Scientific Evidence They Work

The Federal Trade Commission recently updated its labeling requirements for the alternative treatments.

McAfee Helps FTC, FBI in Case Against ‘Scareware’ Outfit

In October 2009 during the McAfee FOCUS 09 conference, my colleague Dirk Kollberg gave a talk on Innovative Marketing Ukraine (IMU), a subsidiary of Innovative Marketing, Inc., which the U.S. Federal Trade Commission accused of creating...Show More Summary

U.S. Federal Trade Commission: Homeopathic Remedies Can’t Falsely Advertise That They Work

The Federal Trade Commission -- a consumer protection agency -- took a major step this week to weaken the harmful effects of homeopathic remedies, which don't work and are effectively no better than placebos, yet which far too many Americans take in lieu of actual medicine.

Lawmakers Request Federal Investigation Into Insulin Price Hikes

Senator Bernie Sanders along with Representative Elijah Cummings have sent a letter to the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to look into Eli Lilly, Sanofi, and Novo Nordisk for possible price collusion or “anticompetitive behavior”. In the letter, the lawmakers refer to an analysis which shows the dramatic rise of insulin costs […]

WELL, THAT WAS FAST: Google Gets A Seat On The Trump Transition Team: Joshua Wright has been put…

WELL, THAT WAS FAST: Google Gets A Seat On The Trump Transition Team: Joshua Wright has been put in charge of transition efforts at the influential Federal Trade Commission after pulling off the rare revolving-door quadruple-play, moving from Google-supported academic work to government – as an FTC commissioner – back to the Google gravy train […]

Homeopathic Medicines Will Carry Labels Saying They’re Unscientific

The Federal Trade Commission just cracked down on an unusual product that has long enjoyed exemption from regulation: homeopathic drugs. Available everywhere from Whole Foods to CVS, homeopathic products are advertised as an effective way to treat a wide range of conditions. Show More Summary

Judge: Amazon to reimburse customers for in-app buys by kids

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge has laid out rules for how Amazon must reimburse customers whose kids made in-app purchases without permission. The Federal Trade Commission sued the Seattle company in 2014, saying it was too easy for children to spend their parents' money while playing games on mobile devices.

Bernie Sanders requests federal investigation of insulin makers for price collusion

In his latest attack on the pharmaceutical industry, Senator Bernie Sanders has asked the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate three insulin makers for price collusion. Continue reading ? The post Bernie Sanders requests federal investigation of insulin makers for price collusion appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

How Donald Trump Used "The Apprentice" to Promote Questionable Companies

In 2009, the identity theft prevention company LifeLock was in trouble. The Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general in 35 states were investigating allegations that it was engaging in false and deceptive advertising practicesShow More Summary

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