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Latest Federal Trade Commission Stories

2014-01-11 23:03:16

RF Safe issues a consumer alert on cell phone radiation protection scams; suggesting the FTC needs to reexamine companies making false advertising claims about cell phone radiation protection.

2014-01-09 16:23:08

Online businesses directed towards children under 13 years of age now have access to a new and better technology for verifying parental consent and complying with the Children's Online Privacy Protection

Dieters Beware: Weight Loss Products May Use Deceptive Marketing
2014-01-08 05:37:58

Most New Year's resolutions include wanting to become healthier, or to lose weight. There are literally thousands of products out there claiming that they can help a person achieve those goals. Not all of them tell the truth, nor do they have ethical practices when advertising.

2014-01-07 16:25:16

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan.

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

The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with app developer Goldenshores Technologies, LLC on charges that its Brightest Flashlight Free app improperly collects and shares device and location data with third parties such as ad networks.

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

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.

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,

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

Rent-to-own franchise Aaron's Inc agreed to a settlement with the FTC following a scandal where it spied on customers with webcams.


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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.