Securing the Internet of Things: D-Link Unsecure Routers and Webcams

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against the Taiwan-based D-Link Corporation and its US subsidiary, D-Link Systems, Inc., for not taking steps to secure their devices, which left them vulnerable to hackers.

What do You Know About False Advertising and Consumer Remedy Laws?

The Unfair Competition Law and the False Advertising Law prohibit not only advertising which is false, but also advertising which, although true, is either actually misleading or has a capacity, likelihood or tendency to deceive or confuse the public. In this case, plaintiffs filed a putative class action against Banana Republic alleging that signs advertising a 40 percent off sale were false and misleading because they did not disclose that the discount applied only to certain items.

FTC Freezes Cash: Now You’re At Risk!

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforces the Rules and Regulations that govern unfair and deceptive marketing practices in the USA. If you don't know them, if you don't adhere to them, you do so at your own risk.

Crackdown On Fake News Sites

The FTC believes Fake News Sites constitute deceptive and unfair trade practices, as indicated by the FTC’s accelerated crackdown on affiliates of a popular diet drink with aggressive weight loss claims.

FDA to Further Study Deceptive Drug Advertising

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it plans to study how well consumers and healthcare professionals are able to identify deceptive or misleading information in drug advertisements.

5 Health Claims From the New Coca-Cola Lawsuit

Coca-Cola has long made some pretty crazy health claims about its sugary products. A fresh lawsuit takes aim at the company for “engaging in false and misleading marketing of sugar-sweetened beverages,” according to the lawsuit, first reported by the Center for Science in the Public Interest.

Robot Plays With Your Kids And Monitors Your Home

Although the idea of an extremely smart robot seems cool, it could possibly pose a risk to a child’s privacy — the whole family’s even.

5 Common Data Privacy Misconceptions

Protecting private data is more important than many people realize, and also quite simple. Here, Neil Cook unpacks the top five most common misconceptions of cybersecurity to demonstrate why you should learn how to protect yourself and your data.

Full Disclosure and Cross-Device Tracking

When it comes to cross-device tracking, privacy policies are not up to snuff – and the Federal Trade Commission is digging in.

$357 Million FTC Settlement: Over Website Documents?

In a recent settlement, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made it clear that deceptive website legal forms, particularly those that support “free” offers, will not be tolerated.