The FTC Isn’t Kidding About Instagram Ads

The FTC reviewed hundreds of celebrity Instagram photos and sent warning letters to more than 90 Instagram users. The commission has discussed its standards for advertising on social media before, but has not directly confronted the celebrities named in complaints until now.

What’s New With LinkedIn’s Updated Privacy Policy

LinkedIn recently announced that they are updating their updated Terms of Service which includes the Privacy Policy and User Agreement. LinkedIn will shorten and reorganize its Privacy Policy to make it even clearer and easier for LinkedIn members to understand.

Amazon’s ‘Echo Look’ Could Snoop a Lot More Than Just Your Clothes

Amazon envisions the Echo Look as a way to get fashion advice. Command it to take a photo of you, repeat across various clothing options, and get a recommendation of what you should wear. Along the way, Amazon will also suggest clothing you might want to buy... and potentially more.

Bose Headphones Have Been Spying on Customers

Bose knows what you're listening to... At least that's the claim of a proposed class-action lawsuit filed in Illinois that accuses the high-end audio equipment maker of spying on its users and selling information about their listening habits without permission.

Kona is the Latest Beer Company to be Sued for Deceptive Advertising

Deceptive food labels have gotten another company in trouble: This time it’s Kona Brewing Company, which is being accused of deceiving customers by claiming it’s produced in Hawaii.

Environmental False Advertising: An Earth Day Green Guide

With the passing of Earth Day a lot of consumers were reminded to think green, and to buy green. What if your company is looking to access this vast market of environmentally-minded shoppers, but your product or service isn’t really that environmentally conscious? Can you just go ahead and label yourself “Green” anyway? Who’s gonna notice?

Diet-Pill Marketers Settle With FTC Over Email Marketing and Weight Loss Claims

Tachht, Inc. and Teqqi, LLC recently settled a case with the Federal Trade Commission over an email marketing scheme and claims regarding the companies’ diet pills.

Feds: Miami Beach invention promotion company stole millions of dollars from hundreds of victims

A Miami Beach company made millions of dollars telling hundreds of people that their inventions were great ideas with the potential to rack up huge sales — if the inventors first forked over big bucks to make it happen.

9 hotels accused of false advertising ahead of solar eclipse

Officials are investigating nine Oregon hotels that travelers claim cancelled their room reservations and inflated prices ahead of a summer 2017 solar eclipse.

Amazon Refunds For Children’s ‘Accidental’ In-App Purchases

Finally, the FTC reached an agreement with the e-commerce giant after a three-year long legal battle in which it accused the latter of billing consumers for unauthorized purchases made by children.