Latest Federal Trade Commission Stories

2014-01-07 16:25:16

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, SENSA® Products, LLC announced a settlement in connection with a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) consent order on the use of certain advertising claims for the SENSA® Weight-Loss System (SENSA®). The settlement involves no admission of wrongful conduct by the company and does not challenge the product's safety. SENSA® is sprinkled onto foods and designed to help users learn portion control without restricting food...

Flashlight App Developer Settles Dispute Over User Data Collection
2013-12-06 14:16:43

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a settlement with app developer Goldenshores Technologies, LLC on charges that its free Brightest Flashlight app improperly collected and shared device and location data with third parties such as ad networks. The settlement includes an immediate "just-in-time" disclosure to inform consumers of the information collected and how it is shared. Goldenshores Technologies became the target of an...

FTC Signs Off On Nokia-Microsoft Deal Following DOJ Approval
2013-12-03 11:13:13

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday the Federal Trade Commission signed off on Microsoft Corp.’s proposed acquisition of Nokia’s mobile devices and services business. This transition was given the nod following approval by the United States Department of Justice. The deal, which first went public in September, is reportedly worth around $7.2 billion, and would allow the Redmond, Washington-based software giant to acquire the largest OEM (original equipment...

2013-11-01 23:00:42

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit in Arizona federal court against the marketer of HCG Platinum weight-loss products, alleging that the company makes false claims in its advertising, with which it seeks to convince consumers that they can rapidly lose large amounts of weight. Parker Waichman LLP is evaluating cases on behalf of individuals who purchased HCG Platinum Products. New York, New York (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to...

FTC Rules Against Aaron's Franchise In Webcam Spying Case
2013-10-25 15:07:22

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 2011 a Wyoming couple sued rent-to-own chain Aaron's Inc. for installing software on their rental computers which was used to take pictures, spy on their email, and even log keystrokes. Now, the Atlanta-based company has agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) which includes agreeing to never use the software without customer consent. Before the settlement was reached, it was alleged that Aaron’s knew the...

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...

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