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2013-09-25 23:36:53

Scambook, the Internet’s leading consumer advocacy platform, would like to alert the public that the Federal Trade Commission recently shut down two companies that auto-dialed consumers with

FTC Cracks Down SMS Spamming
2013-09-18 09:12:45

In March the FTC said it was “Game Over” for big time SMS spammers. Now, they’ve settled charges with one group responsible for sending millions of spammy text messages.

FTC Brings Hammer Down On Trendnet Over Flawed Security Cameras
2013-09-05 12:27:59

The FTC handed down its ruling on Trendnet, the company that produced cameras with a serious glitch, ordering it to alert customers of the potential security threats pertaining to its flawed software.

Facebook Gets Flak From Privacy Groups
2013-09-05 09:23:27

Six privacy groups have sent a letter of complaint to the FTC about the proposed changes to Facebook's privacy policy.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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