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FTC begins investigation into Amazon over business practices

Seattle - Amazon is reportedly facing a potential investigation of its marketplace by antitrust officials examining whether it's using its influence to hurt competition.

Op-Ed: Facebook in the firing line — Big fine, 20 years FTC oversight?

Menlo Park - Facebook’s big privacy issues have led to a pretty hardline range of options. The company could pay up to $5 billion as a fine, and be subject to 20 years of privacy oversight following charges by the FTC for the Cambridge Analytica fiasco.

Op-Ed: Office Depot settles for $35 million with FTC for fake reports

Washington - A recent Federal Trade Commission settlement for $35 million was made between the FTC, Office Depot and supplier The settlement was based on allegations that Office Depot was charging for service for fake malware reports.

4.5 million complaints made in the U.S. in 2017 about robocalls

In 2017 complaints about automated telemarketing calls (robocalls) in the US rose sharply. Since 2009 they have risen by a factor of five times.

FCC, FTC detail what will happen if net neutrality gets repealed

The FCC and FTC have published a draft agreement that outlines how the agencies will collaborate if net neutrality gets repealed. They will share jurisdiction of ISPs, with the FCC responsible for reviewing complaints. Both bodies will meet regularly.

Five things to know about the ISP privacy decision in the Senate

Earlier this week, Senate Republicans struck down Obama-era regulations against Internet Service Providers (ISPs) selling customer information. This has big implications for U.S. Internet users.

FTC alleges that Warner Bros. paid thousands for game reviews

Warner Bros. has reached an agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after the entertainment giant allegedly spent thousands of dollars in exchange for positive reviews from popular YouTubers.

J.C. Penney one of four stores sued over misleading advertising

Four national retailers are in the hot seat because of misleading and deceptive advertising, according to charges filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Today.

AT&T claims Title II status to avoid FTC data throttling suit

AT&T is attempting to use its status as a common carrier mobile voice provider to overcome a ruling by the FTC that would prevent it from throttling the mobile data speeds of its "unlimited" customers.

Government accuses Gerber of false advertisement in formula

Gerber, the baby-food maker, is being accused by the Federal Trade Commission of falsely claiming that its formula can prevent or reduce allergies in kids.

FTC warns manufacturers not to stretch the truth on plastic bags

If you've seen the term "oxodegradable" on your plastic bag and assume it will quickly decompose, think again. The Federal Trade commission says that these claims are often deceptive.

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."

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."

Herbalife says FTC opens inquiry long sought by Ackman

Herbalife Ltd said on Wednesday that the U.S.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Got acne and need a cure? FTC says there's no app for that

Got acne? If you believe the marketers, there's an app for that. In fact, until recently, there were two apps on the market which claimed to have the power to cure acne.

Reebok to refund $25 million in FTC settlement order

A settlement order means that Reebok will have to refund $25 million to customers. The settlement is being made after charges from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that advertising of Reebok’s EasyTone and RunTone shoes was deceptive.

Two congressmen call for FTC investigation into Facebook

Following the revelation that Facebook had been using cookies to track visitors long after they had logged out, two congressmen have called for a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation into the social networking site.

Microsoft scores FTC approval, Skype fires senior executives

Washington - A little over a month after announcing they were buying Skype, Microsoft has overcome a considerable hurdle by securing the approval of the Federal Trade Commission.

Op-Ed: Regulators Threaten Marketers at CMA, But Marketing is Changing Special

Despite Arianna Huffington dazzling the audience to open the CMA National Convention Thursday Morning, that would only be one of several highlights of the two-day conference last Thursday and Friday at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.

US creates strict standards for junk food marketing to kids

A US interagency working group has laid out strict nutritional standards for foods marketed to children between 2-17 years of age.

Busting the Bamboo Bubble

During the last years, textiles made from bamboo have become known as more or less green and sustainable products, and this has led a number of producers to erroneously label many a rayon product as made from bamboo.

FTC examining government role in helping news organizations

With the recession continuing to take a toll on advertising dollars for news gathering organizations, the Federal Trade Commission announced on Tuesday that it would study the role of government in helping beleaguered journalistic bodies.

FTC to ban most telemarketing 'robocalls' as of September 1

The Federal Trade Commission is planning on banning majority of telemarketing prerecorded messages as of September 1, 2009.
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The FTC claims textiles advertised as being made of bamboo really contain rayon.
The FTC claims textiles advertised as being made of bamboo really contain rayon.
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