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2014-09-30 08:43:34

Chargebacks911 executives maintain that Google's recent plight with friendly fraud brings to light the historic imbalance in the chargeback process--consumers are favored while merchants bear the financial brunt. TAMPA BAY, Fla., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- While eCommerce is quickly becoming one of the country's fastest-growing segments--Forrester Research valued the market at $263 billion in 2013 (1)--the industry has yet to effectively combat one of its largest threats:...

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2014-09-17 05:39:38

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online San Francisco-based online customer rating and review website Yelp has agreed to pay the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) the sum of $450,000 for illegally collecting the personal information of youngsters under the age of 13 without proper consent. According to VentureBeat’s Richard Byrne Reilly, Yelp violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by collecting the names, email addresses and other identifying...

2014-09-11 08:20:50

The expert panel will lead a class at the 7th annual Innovate conference, hosted by AutoStar Solutions, where auto dealers will learn how to prepare for investigations from the CFPB, FTC and state regulators. FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A panel of auto dealer attorneys and former government regulators today advised car dealers of 10 separate strategies they must implement to avoid regulatory actions. The panel includes: -- Terrence O'Loughlin, Director of...

2014-09-08 12:29:59

Commission Alleges That AbbVie Inc. and Besins Healthcare Inc. Filed Sham Lawsuits; AbbVie and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Entered Anticompetitive Agreement to Delay Generic Entry WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its latest action to ensure competition in the nation's healthcare markets, the Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint in federal district court charging several major pharmaceutical companies with illegally blocking American consumers' access to...

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2014-09-05 07:39:09

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google has agreed to refund 19 million dollars’ worth of in-app purchases made by children without their parents’ knowledge. The refunds will settle a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint similar to those against Apple and Amazon earlier this year. Google has offered in-app purchases to Android users since 2011, but are deemed not to have been vigilant enough in ensuring that children could not make purchases on their...

2014-09-04 12:28:05

FTC Order Requires Google to Change its Mobile App Billing Practices to Ensure Consumers' Consent is Obtained Before Charges Levied WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Google Inc. has agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging that it unfairly billed consumers for millions of dollars in unauthorized charges incurred by children using mobile apps downloaded from the Google Play app store for use on Android mobile devices. Under the terms of the...

2014-08-29 20:22:17

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to privacy and data security, AltaMed Health Services is notifying affected individuals of a recent incident that may affect the security of their personal and protected health information. The organization learned from local law enforcement of an ongoing criminal investigation of a former AltaMed temporary employee, and other individuals unaffiliated with the organization, on suspicion of...

2014-08-28 16:24:49

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jan Volzke, founder and CEO of NUMBERCOP (http://www.numbercop.com/), has been selected as a winner of the FTC's Robocall Hackathon at this year's DEF CON hackers' convention. Known as "Zapping Rachel," the FTC contest challenged mobile security experts to find a cure for the epidemic of fraudulent and illegal robocalls. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140828/141108Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140828/141107...

2014-08-18 12:27:41

DUBLIN, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The Overveiw of Japanese Generic Drug Market" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report talks about the overview of Japanese generic drug market. It gives the readers ann understanding of the overall climate surrounding generic market in Japan. The report covers related regulations, generics's share in Japan, market size, primary makers, market trend,...

2014-08-01 12:24:16

Many Apps Fail to Provide Information On Payment Dispute Mechanisms, Privacy WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new staff report issued by the Federal Trade Commission finds that many mobile apps for use in shopping do not provide consumers with important information - such as how the apps manage payment-related disputes or handle consumer data - prior to download. The report, "What's the Deal? An FTC Study on Mobile Shopping Apps," looked at some of the most...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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