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On mounting privacy concerns, WhatsApp CEO defends acquisition

As the FTC begins reviewing the results of Facebook's proposed WhatsApp acquisition, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum claimed privacy concerns in the resulting acquisition are "inaccurate and careless."
In the Media by Michael Krebs

U.S. regulators probe allegations of 'pyramid scheme' at Herbalife

The Federal Trade Commission in the United States is to look into allegations that Herbalife, the nutrition and weight loss firm, is operating some form of "pyramid scheme."
In the Media by Kev Hedges

Herbalife says FTC opens inquiry long sought by Ackman

Herbalife Ltd said on Wednesday that the U.S.
In the Media by Diane Bartz and Svea Herbst-Bayliss (Reuters)

FTC says considering lawmaker's concerns about Herbalife

The Federal Trade Commission on Friday refused to tip its hand on how it may be react to allegations that Herbalife is a fraud, but said it is taking a lawmaker's concerns about the company serious...
In the Media by Svea Herbst-Bayliss (Reuters)

Identity theft again leads U.S. top fraud complaints: FTC

The seemingly intractable problem of identity theft led the list of top consumer complaints once again in 2013, with U.S.
In the Media by Reuters

U.S. freezes assets of work-at-home Web firms promising thousands

A U.S. district court in Utah has frozen the assets of several Internet business coaches accused of lying to customers about their potential earnings after signing up for the services, the Federal Trade Commission said on Monday.
In the Media by Reuters

Chief Justice's credit card theft sparks renewed consumer caution Special

The Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court John Roberts recently revealed that he was the victim of credit card information theft.
Digital Journal Report by Michael Essany - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Food companies market products to kids via smartphones

It's not that surprising to see food companies are increasingly advertising to kids through smartphones. Advertisements are already implemented on smartphones, specifically via the Android application market.
In the Media by Milton Este

Facebook catches FTC flak over 'misleading' app vetting

Last Friday, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced its privacy settlement with Facebook was finalized. Now details are surfacing about the company's 2009-era verified apps program that was subsequently ditched.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

Man complains Adidas shipped package to a bar, not his house

A man wrote in to the Consumerist blog to tell his story about a Christmas purchase he bought from Adidas that had gone missing.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 1 comment
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