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Latest Federal Trade Commission Stories

2013-10-02 23:27:52

For the first time in seventeen years, the Federal government has shut down, subsequently ending all access to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) main site and the Do Not Call List. Scambook, the Internet’s leading consumer advocacy platform, is alerting consumers about this so they can prepare themselves. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 For the first time in seventeen years, the Federal government has shut down, subsequently ending all access to the Federal Trade Commission...

2013-10-02 23:04:43

On June 17, the Supreme Court ruled that pay-to-delay settlements in Hatch-Waxman cases (FTC v. Actavis, 570 U.S. 756) are subject to antitrust scrutiny. It’s a green light for Federal Trade Commission enforcement. Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Pay-to-Delay Settlements in the Wake of Activis: Current, Former FTC Officials Offer Answers **FDAnews Virtual Conference** Oct. 15, 2013 — 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT http://www.fdanews.com/PayDelay As many as 40 deals done in...

2013-09-30 08:30:53

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Martin Gaynor, the newly appointed head of the FTC Bureau of Competition, begins his job this week. One of the documents on his desk is a recently completed report by the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness (CRE) which demonstrates that a key study cited by authorities regarding the effects of hospital consolidation is inaccurate. The CRE report tilted: "A Signature Study on Hospital Consolidation Violates the Data Quality Act"...

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 a recorded message that targeted victims telling them they were approved for credit card rate reduction services. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Scambook, the Internet’s leading consumer advocacy platform, would like to alert the public that the Federal Trade Commission recently shut...

2013-09-23 16:25:34

RESTON, Va., Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, has reviewed the Federal Trade Commission's recent consent decree regarding the proposed merger of Nielsen and Arbitron, and we are pleased that the FTC has taken steps to preserve fair competition within the media measurement industry. We are in the process of negotiating an agreement with Nielsen to acquire the technology and license the data cited in the decree, to comply...

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

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In March the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said it was “Game Over” for big time SMS spammers. Several months later they’ve settled charges with one group responsible for sending millions of spammy text messages. Rentbro, a Florida-based company, agreed to turn over what remaining assets it had left as well as pay back an additional $377,321 that the company collected while it was in operation. While in business, Rentbro sent...

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

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last January, videos began to pop up online that were taken from what were supposed to be secure webcams. The cameras, made by Trendnet, were found to have a serious glitch, which made them quite susceptible to hacking and, following the leaks of these videos, a complaint was made to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). A settlement has been reached between the FTC and Trendnet, forcing the company to alert customers about potential...

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

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a week after Facebook announced potential new changes to their Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, privacy advocates are still crying 'foul.' Six organizations have sent a letter of complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about the proposed changes to these documents, changes which the social network was forced to make following the $20 million end to a class action lawsuit. According to...

2013-09-05 08:27:19

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of six consumer privacy groups is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to enforce an earlier consent order with Facebook and block proposed changes in the social network's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and its Data Use Policy because the proposed changes violate the 2011 settlement with the Commission. "The changes will allow Facebook to routinely use the images and names of Facebook users for commercial...

2013-08-29 08:23:44

The National Association of Small Business Professionals Issues Marketplace Advisory Warning of Dangers That Increased Scams Are Having on Smaller Businesses, U.S. Economy ATLANTA, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Federal Trade Commission continues to report an alarming increase in the number of business scams and fraud complaints being filed, the NASBP's Accredited Business Center has issued a marketplace advisory, alerting the public of the growing threat that these increased...