Major players named – FTC complaint alleges deceptive ads aimed at kids

Google’s YouTube and YouTube Kids, Disney-owned Maker Studios, Dreamworks’ AwesomenessTV and others being called out for being involved in deceptive advertising practices towards children.

The FTC does not discriminate!

Settled – the FTC filed a lawsuit against CRM, Inc. The suit specifically pointed to the intimidation tactics used by the company including threatening to refer people to “immigration authorities”.

If your shampoo says “organic” on the label…

The term “organic” is used broadly on shampoo, makeup, mattresses, even dry cleaning. But is your mattress as organic as your apples?

Accused: Neenah’s Supple of false advertising

Through advertising on radio, TV, social media and elsewhere, Supple claimed that drinking its product daily could repair “entire” joint structures, restore mobility and joint functions, allowing consumers saddled by osteoporosis, arthritis or other ailments to regain their vitality.

5-Hour Energy Loses Deceptive Ad Suit!

After a three-week trial, Judge Beth Andrus agreed with the charges in a state lawsuit that advertising campaigns and press releases by the companies that produce 5-Hour Energy – Living Essentials and Innovation Ventures – were misleading and that the makers of 5-Hour Energy drinks violated state law by making claims in thousands of ads that weren’t backed by scientific evidence.

Your Privacy and Yahoo’s Business Plan…

Yhoo has been getting a lot of attention lately for its failures to protect personal information. What’s perhaps more remarkable, though, is how little privacy American internet users demand.

SAMSUNG CLASS ACTION SAYS GALAXY S7 PHONES AREN’T WATER-RESISTANT

A class action lawsuit says Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones are not water-resistant, despite a national advertising campaign that states otherwise.

FTC Charges Laptop & Desktop Repair with Deceptive Buyback Offers

Laptop & Desktop Repair, LLC is charged with offering high buyback prices for customers’ electronics through several online websites, only to give far less than promised after the devices were sent.

FCC’s Final Internet Privacy Rules Will Likely Align With FTC

The Federal Communications Commission’s final rules to regulate the privacy practices of internet service providers are expected to be in line with the Federal Trade Commission’s approach.

Location Tracking and the Trouble With ‘Opting In’

The widening chasm between consumer consent and what happens next could invite a backlash against the booming business of applying location to marketing. The uses of consumers’ movements have already gone beyond consumers’ expectations.