Federal regulators have settled charges with several companies that capitalized on the green coffee diet fad promoted by The Dr. Oz Show.
Consumer watchdog groups announced today they’ve filed additional complaints with the FTC over the advertising content in the YouTube Kids application. The complains this time focus on how the app allows food and drink advertisers to violate the self-regulatory pledges they made as members of the Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative (CFBAI). That program’s aim is to shift the advertising mix to promote healthier dietary choices in ads aimed at those under the age of 12.
Day one of Marketing Land’s SocialPro conference is about to begin, and we’re starting with a real treat: a keynote conversation with the FTC about everything marketers need to know about social media disclosure rules and more.
So what is native advertising? What are the growth possibilities, and why is it so effective? Far from simple, the many iterations of native advertising are shrouded in -- to borrow a phrase -- at least 50 shades of gray.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission and Florida’s Attorney General, a federal court has found FTC defendant Robert Douglas Krotzer in contempt of court for violating a 2012 final order that required him to turn over $732,480 to compensate victims of his phony “alcoholism cure” scam.
New York-based graphic artist Robert Sikoryak illustrated the entirety of Apple'siTunes terms of service as a graphic novel, and is publishing a new page to his Tumblr every day. Called iTunes Terms And Conditions: The Graphic Novel, it stars a bearded Steve Jobs in his turtle neck sweater, informing Apple users (random characters appearing in the comic) about what they're really signing up for.
The lawsuit, filed by Facebook users in 2013, accused Facebook of scanning private messages sent between users. The suit alleges that until October 2012, Facebook systematically scanned users’ private messages for URLs to allow targeted advertising. The users tagged Facebook’s practices as violating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (also referred to as the Wiretap Act) and California’s privacy laws and ethical codes.
The workshop brought together a variety of stakeholders, including industry representatives, consumer advocates, and government regulators. Although the opinions represented at the workshop were varied, a few themes recurred across the panels.
The Federal Trade Commission wants a wipes-maker to prove its products are "flushable," which could be good news for New York City's sewer system.