Supplement Companies Actually Claim Their Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs Can Help Reduce Opioid-withdrawal Symptoms

Experts say, and the FTC agrees, that the supplements make no difference in relieving opioid withdrawal. “There’s no credible evidence that dietary supplements can help with the prevention of opioid addiction, detoxification, or relapse prevention and  recovery,” says Bachaar Arnaout, an addiction psychiatrist and assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine.

Court calls dodgy science publisher ‘deceptive,’ issues injunction

BUSTED: “The FTC also alleges that, to promote their scientific conferences, the defendants deceptively use the names of prominent researchers as conference presenters, when in fact many of those researchers had not agreed to participate in the events.”

Apple is sharing your face with apps. That’s a new privacy worry.

Now that a phone can scan your mug, what else might apps want to do with it? They could track your expressions to judge if you’re depressed. They could guess your gender, race and even sexuality. They might combine your face with other data to observe you in stores—or walking down the street.

Sears Petitions to Change Its 8-Year-Old FTC Privacy Settlement Order

Sears has petitioned the FTC to reopen and modify the settlement to which they agreed in 2009.  At that time, Sears agreed to a consent order to resolve the FTC’s complaint that Sears allegedly did not adequately disclose the scope of its collection of “online browsing” data collected from users of Sears’ desktop software application. 

Google looks to tackle intrusive in-app advertising with new guidelines

Google’s new Lockscreen Monetization policy prohibits app developers from showing advertisements or other such features on the smartphone’s lockscreen, unless it is a launcher or lockscreen app. It says, “Ads must only be displayed within the app serving them.”

iPhone X TrueDepth Camera Data Raises Privacy Concerns

The TrueDepth cameras in Apple's iPhone X bring the power of facial recognition — and the convenience of its phone-unlocking Face ID — to its phones, but some believe the company isn't doing enough to protect the data these tools collect.

Supplement company agrees to pay $800,000 to settle false claims suit

The proposed settlement order imposes a judgment of $3.7 million. If the company pays $800,000 in restitution, it will not have to pay the remaining $2.9 million.

New bill set to tackle ‘fake news’ online

Fianna Fáil TD James Lawless has introduced the Online Advertising and Social Media (Transparency) Bill 2017. It aims to ensure integrity within the online political sphere and tackle the rise of phoney accounts and orchestrated online campaigns on various social media networks.

Medtronic Settles Deceptive Advertising Lawsuit for $12M

State attorneys general in Massachusetts, Oregon, California, Illinois and Washington on Wednesday announced a $12 million multi-state settlement with Medtronic to resolve claims the company deceptively marketed one of its devices known as Infuse.

ROSCA Enforcement Ahead: FTC Settles with AdoreMe for $1.38 Million

With the explosion of subscription business models, consumer complaints have skyrocketed. Thus, subscription businesses have faced increasing regulatory scrutiny and all advertisers that offer products or services that automatically renew should pay close attention.