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US officials discuss fining Facebook more than $22.5 million

Washington - US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) officials have been discussing the imposition of a record-setting fine on Facebook, according to the Washington Post. The fine would be for major data breaches and improper data sharing.

Op-Ed: Farmers lose 'right to repair' their John Deere equipment

The "right to repair" movement suffered a serious setback this month when the California Farm Bureau Federation let the state's farmers down by signing a watered-down agreement with John Deere lobbyists.

FTC bans revenge porn operator from non-consensual nude posts

The US Federal Trade Commission has banned the operator of a notorious revenge porn site from posting nude images of women without first obtaining their explicit consent.

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."

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.

Twitter agrees to comply with FTC's 'Do Not Track' privacy option

San Francisco - Twitter has agreed to join the United States Federal Trade Commission's Do Not Track (DNT) privacy option, which gives users the option to prohibit third party websites to track their personal online behavior.

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.

Op-Ed: Google bots are deleting genuine blogs

Google must consider the question of whether the use of privacy and cyber security safeguards like Tor software is in itself sufficient grounds to remove a blog from Google’s database. Does the mere use of Tor violates the terms and conditions of Google

Warning Label for Chrysler is Urged

Consumer Action, the Center for Auto Safety, the Center for Justice, and the National Consumers League asked the Federal Trade Commission to require that Chrysler vehicles display stickers warning buyers of risks in future liability claims.
 

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