Google Fixes ‘Creepy’ Docs Problem But Spying Fears Persist

A glitch in the popular Google Docs service resulted in users getting locked out of their documents, according to a message, they had violated the company’s terms of service. The issue has now been fixed, but the incident is raising some uncomfortable questions for Google.

NEWSLuLaRoe in $1B lawsuit for shady business model

Former distributors for multi-level marketing legging and athleisure brand LuLaRoe are filing suit against the company. These distributors, called “Retailers” by LuLaRoe, accuse the company of being a pyramid scheme, as defined by California law.

Loan relief company deceived students, FTC says

The FTC was granted a temporary restraining order and the company is in receivership until a preliminary hearing determines otherwise. But an agency spokesperson tells me it will be a while before there's direct help for victims.

Data privacy policy just as important as the security measures protecting it

A lot of emphasis has been placed on data security from hackers or ransomware, but the latest data governance regulations also set provisions around privacy and access to the data. The common misconception that data security and data privacy are synonymous is simply not the case, especially in the healthcare industry, where often times organizations don’t even know what data they’re collecting and the security or its impacts on a hospital’s risk profile.

FTC Obtains $40 Million in Sanctions in Weight Loss Advertising Battle with Beleaguered Supplement Manufacturer

What began in 2004 with a government complaint filed over weight loss advertisements has culminated 13 years later in one of the largest monetary judgments ever obtained by the Federal Trade Commission (Commission) in a case involving dietary supplements.

Smart watches & Kids: Security Risk?

Consumer groups are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate some children's smart watches after researchers found these devices could make sensitive information vulnerable to hackers.

Gulf Breeze Recovery Applauds Google’s Decision on Deceptive Drug Rehab Advertising

Google recently made an incredibly important decision that we are confident will help protect those who are at a vulnerable time in their life on the search for a reputable drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility.

SeaWorld’s Advertisements Are Full Of Lies

The International Marine Mammal Project released a new video last week that debunks many of the lies SeaWorld tells the public and its shareholders, lies that are increasingly getting the theme park and entertainment company into hot water.

Snapchat will now show you more info about the cool places your friends are visiting

Lots of people share their location with Snapchat when they take pictures or videos. Now Snapchat wants to share more info about that location — like how far away it is, or what kind of food served there — with other users on the app.

Newark sues opioid makers, alleging deceptive advertising

The state attorney general's office announced a lawsuit against Phoenix-based Insys Therapeutics, maker of a fentanyl painkiller spray. That lawsuit claims the company directed its sales force to have doctors prescribe the drug for any type of chronic pain even though it was only approved for cancer patients who couldn't benefit from other opioids.