• 04.20.17

    Amazon, FTC Reach Deal Over In-App Charges

    Amazon and the Federal Trade Commission have agreed to drop their appeals in a lawsuit accusing the online retailer of billing consumers for unauthorized in-app charges incurred by children.

  • 04.13.17

    Business Supply Scam Operators Banned From Telemarketing

    The Federal Trade Commission banned the operators of an office supply business from telemarketing pursuant to a settlement deal in Texas federal court.

  • 04.06.17

    Upromise's Broken Promise to FTC Costs $500,000

    For going back on its promise to abide by the terms of a Federal Trade Commission order, Upromise will pay a $500,000 civil penalty to the agency.

  • 03.30.17

    Ad Groups Push for FCC Privacy Rule Reversal

    The drama surrounding the Federal Communications Commission's privacy rules continues.

  • 03.23.17

    Stop Pulling My Leg: Pully Block Systems Not “Made in USA”

    A distributor of pulley block systems agreed to stop making what the Federal Trade Commission said were false, misleading and unsupported claims that its products are “Made in USA.”

  • 03.16.17

    Privacy Policy, Notifications Mandatory Under Updated Google Rules

    On March 1, Google updated its Play Store policies with a host of changes that take effect on March 15, 2017, including a requirement that app developers post a privacy policy to the store listing and provide certain in-app privacy disclosures.

  • 03.02.17

    FTC Fights Back in LabMD Suit

    The Federal Trade Commission demonstrated its intention to fight for the power to regulate data security by filing a 111-page brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in which it argued that the agency properly found that LabMD's practices ran afoul of the law.

  • 02.23.17

    Not-So-Smart TV: Vizio Settles Over Data Collection

    For installing software on smart TVs and collecting viewing data on 11 million consumers without their knowledge or consent, Vizio, Inc. will pay the Federal Trade Commission and the New Jersey Attorney General $2.2 million and change its practices.

  • 02.16.17

    NAD Inquiry Results in Modified Celebrity Endorsements

    As a result of an inquiry by the National Advertising Division, celebrity endorsements of FitTea were revised to better disclose material connections.

  • 02.09.17

    Uber’s Earnings, Financing Claims Crash Into FTC

    For exaggerating claims about earnings potential and automobile financing, Uber has agreed to pay $20 million in a deal with the Federal Trade Commission.