FTC to launch a probe into private practices of US internet providers

FTC to launch a probe into private practices of US internet providers By Paroma Bhattacharya It a crucial step towards regulating and monitoring how much quantity of consumer data ISPs can collect The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reportedly announced that …

Groundbreaking Settlements – Fake Social Media Engagement Illegal

In Groundbreaking Settlements, Attorneys General Find Fake Social Media Engagement Illegal By Tiffany Quach and Alexa Meera Singh The Office of the New York Attorney General (“NY AG”) and the Office of the Florida Attorney General (“Florida AG”) announced settlements with Devumi LLC and its offshoot …

The Office Depot case is a cautionary tale

The Office Depot case is a cautionary tale By Michelle Singletary The fear of being hacked was allegedly the hook used by Office Depot, its subsidiary OfficeMax, and a California tech-support vendor to dupe customers into paying for computer repairs …

The Price for ‘Predatory’ Publishing? $50 Million

The Price for ‘Predatory’ Publishing? $50 Million By Alex Brandon/Associated Press Following a complaint by the F.T.C., a federal judge has ordered a large publisher of online scientific journals to change its business practices — and to pay an enormous judgment. …

Snack Subscription Services That Can Leave a Bad Taste

Federal Trade Commission Warns of Snack Subscription Services That Can Leave a Bad Taste By Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Food delivery services can be a convenience for people with busy lives. Free trial offers and online reviews can help people decide …

Your car is watching you.

Your car is watching you. Who owns the data? By Gopal Ratnam If you’re driving a late model car or truck, chances are that the vehicle is mostly computers on wheels, collecting and wirelessly transmitting vast quantities of data to …

Federal Trade Commission announce settlement on sham charity

AG Schmitt and the Federal Trade Commission announce settlement on sham charity Published By The Courier-Post Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with sham charity Disabled Police and Sheriffs Foundation, and its founder, …

Fighting the Tricks Tech Companies Use to Get Your Data

Why the Checkbox Was Already Clicked: Fighting the Tricks Tech Companies Use to Get Your Data By BEN BRODY, GERRIT DE VYNCK, and BLOOMBERG  Two U.S. senators introduced a bipartisan bill that would ban “manipulative” design features and prompts that let large websites …

FDA and FTC warnings sent to 3 CBD companies

For First Time Ever FDA and FTC jointly release statement with regard to warnings sent to 3 companies re false medical claims by CBD companies Released by NBC News USA reports The Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade …

A lawsuit is accusing Poland Spring of selling “ordinary groundwater”

A lawsuit is accusing Poland Spring of selling “ordinary groundwater” By Chavie Lieber A lawsuit filed against Nestlé Waters, which owns Poland Spring, claimed that the company was deceiving customers by selling them “ordinary groundwater” that Poland Spring “collects from wells it …