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This Thanksgiving, Don't Be Bamboozled by Butterball's 'Humane' Turkeys

Earlier this month, PETA filed a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission asking that it compel Butterball to stop misleading consumers about its procedures for raising and killing turkeys. Butterball participates in the American...Show More Summary

TRUSTe settles FTC charges of deceit for Privacy Seal program

21 hours agoTechnology : sCommerce

TRUSTe, Inc., one of the largest providers of privacy certifications for online businesses, has agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission suit alleging that they deceived consumers about their recertification program for privacy practices on...

Your Money Adviser: Federal Site Helps Consumers Avoid Financial Fraud

The site, run by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, helps people check the registrations and disciplinary histories of financial professionals.

FTC cracks down on massive ‘PC cleaner’ security scam

The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida on Wednesday announced plans on fighting a type of online scam that cons unsuspecting PC users into paying up to hundreds of dollars for alleged security protection for their computers, which turns out to be fake software supposed to fix inexistent malware threats. Show More Summary

Apple removes the "free" label from F2P games

After plenty of scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission, the UK Office of Fair Trading, the European Commission, and most importantly South Park, Apple has finally removed the word "free" from free-to-play games on the App Store.Show More Summary

Florida and F.T.C. Accuse Firms of Deceptively Selling Tech Support

2 days agoTechnology : Bits

The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida say the companies used software designed to trick consumers into thinking their computers had bugs or errors that needed to be fixed.

FTC shuts down tech support companies for selling $120M worth of fake software & services

Today, the Federal Trade Commission and the state of Florida have obtained federal court orders for a list of companies allegedly selling fraudulent computer software and tech support services, according to a release. The court order will take two separate scam operations temporarily offline. The two operations are said to have collected as much as $120 million in fraudulent […]

'Free' Credit Score Sites Duped Hundreds of Thousands

Cassandra Hubbart/AOL A scheme that dangled "free" access to credit scores but then slammed consumers with monthly fees that were tough to drop has been shut down by the Federal Trade Commission, the agency said on Wednesday. Hundreds...Show More Summary

FTC: These two ‘tech support’ firms tricked customers out of $120 million

The Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday that it has temporarily shut down two telemarketing operations that, the agency alleges, were dedicated to tricking customers into buying fake technical support. The agency announced action against two separate operations, both based in Florida. Show More Summary

Dollar General May Have To Shut More Than 4,000 Stores: NY Post

(Reuters) - Dollar General Corp may need to divest more than 4,000 stores to win approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for its acquisition of Family Dollar Stores Inc, the New York Post reported, citing two sources close to the situation. Show More Summary

Latest FTC enforcement action shows why it’s so hard to figure out who to trust online

3 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

TRUSTe, a company that is supposed to help consumers figure out which sites to trust online, deceived consumers, the Federal Trade Commission alleged in a complaint disclosed Monday. Since 1997, TRUSTe  says it has certified the privacy chops of thousands of Web sites -- giving them a digital "privacy seal" to display on their sites […]

Latest FTC enforcement action shows why it’s so hard to figure out who to trust online

TRUSTe, a company that is supposed to help consumers figure out which sites to trust online, deceived consumers, the Federal Trade Commission alleged in a complaint disclosed Monday. Since 1997, TRUSTe  says it has certified the privacy chops of thousands of Web sites -- giving them a digital "privacy seal" to display on their sites […]

Latest FTC enforcement action shows why it’s so hard to figure out who to trust online

TRUSTe, a company that is supposed to help consumers figure out which sites to trust online, deceived consumers, the Federal Trade Commission alleged in a complaint disclosed Monday. Since 1997, TRUSTe  says it has certified the privacy chops of thousands of Web sites -- giving them a digital "privacy seal" to display on their sites […]

Zillow and Trulia Merger Pushed Back to February 2015

Zillow is pushing back its proposed $3.5 billion merger with Trulia, noting in a SEC filing that it would not consummate the transaction prior Feb. 1 2015. The delay comes after the Federal Trade Commission requested more information on the deal.

Daily Report: TRUSTe, Web Privacy Certifier, Is Penalized by F.T.C.

3 days agoTechnology : Bits

The Federal Trade Commission said that TRUSTe deceived consumers about its recertification program and allowed itself to be falsely portrayed as a nonprofit corporation.

FTC presses Apple on protections for HealthKit data

Apple’s HealthKit app for iOS 8 is great at capturing and storing personal health data from tons of sources, but according to a Reuters report, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission wants to know what it plans to do with all … Read more...

FTC reportedly wants privacy guarantee for collected Health app data

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reportedly asked Apple to protect sensitive health data collected in the company's Health app on iPhones. According to reports, the FTC wants assurances that Apple won't share health data without the consent of owners. Show More Summary

FTC seeks assurances from Apple on health data privacy

According to a report on Thursday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is asking Apple about its handling of sensitive health data gathered and stored by the company's new iOS 8 HealthKit framework, especially as it applies to possible dissemination to third parties like advertisers.

Apple facing scrutiny from U.S. FTC over collection of sensitive health data

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is pressing Apple on how it plans to use sensitive data from users collected through the company’s new Health app and upcoming Apple Watch wearable, according to a new report from Reuters. Specifically, the report claims Apple has met with the FTC several times in recent months to “stress that […]

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