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If you're on the Do Not Call Registry, companies shouldn't call you out of the blue to try and sell you something. In fact, it's usually illegal. The FTC continues to take action against companies and telemarketers that ignore the Registry. The latest example: today the FTC announced a complaint ...
Former Federal Trade Commission officials say that Facebook Inc. appears to have breached a 2011 consent agreement to safeguard users' personal information and may be facing hundreds of millions of dollars in fines. The agency could fine Facebook up to $40,000 per violation per day -- which ...

(AP) -- - The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook's privacy practices following a week of privacy scandals including whether the company engaged in "unfair acts" that cause "substantial injury" to consumers. Facebook's stock, which already took a big hit last week, plunged as a result.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking to permanently freeze the assets of four men accused of running cryptocurrency referral scams. The U.S. regulator also asked a federal court in Florida to order the defendants to stop working together or creating new business entities. Further, they ... Fraud
President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Rebecca Slaughter '03 LAW '08, chief counsel to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to the Federal Trade Commission. If confirmed by the Senate, Slaughter will join a growing number of Yale graduates in the highest ranks of the ...
The Federal Trade Commission is looking into whether Facebook violated a consent decree by enabling third parties to access users' information without their permission. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with former FTC official Jessica Rich about the investigation, and other measures the government ...

The Federal Trade Commission said it is opening an investigation into Facebook after news reports raised "substantial concerns about the privacy practices of ... A statement from Tom Pahl, acting director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, said: "the FTC takes very seriously ...
“Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will make an excellent FTC commissioner and I'm proud to have recommended her to the White House,” Schumer said in a statement. “Throughout her time in public service she has worked tirelessly and effectively. I'm confident that following her confirmation, those qualities will ...
The Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Facebook violated an agreement with the FTC in allowing users' data to be revealed secretly to ... of Congress have called for the agency to fully investigate whether the handling of Facebook user data violated a 2011 consent decree with the FTC.
He's a former senior adviser at the Federal Trade Commission. And he was there in 2011, the last time that Facebook got in trouble for failing to keep its promises about privacy. Tim Wu is skeptical that the company will change its ways anytime soon. TIM WU: The problem the FTC was confronting was the ...
Shares of Facebook cratered as much as 6 percent Monday after the Federal Trade Commission announced it is investigating the company's data practices in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica leak of 50 million users' information. "The FTC takes very seriously recent press reports raising ...
Attention all those concerned about the Federal Trade Commission's enforcement of network neutrality in the absence of FCC rules: The FTC will be participating in a webinar March 27 to address those concerns. There is no fee for the 2 p.m. discussion with acting chief technologist Neil Chilson, hosted by ...
Facebook's stock, which already took a big hit last week, plunged as a result. Facebook said in a statement on Monday that the company remains "strongly committed" to protecting people's information and that it welcomes the opportunity to answer the FTC's questions.
Facebook reached a settlement with the FTC in 2011 offering privacy assurances. On Sunday, Facebook bought ads in U.S. and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The social media site is also facing new questions about collecting phone numbers and text messages ...
NEW YORK – The U.S. government is officially investigating Facebook, and chief law enforcement officers for North Carolina (Josh Stein) and 36 other U.S. states and territories, are demanding answers from Facebook about user data. The Federal Trade Commission confirmed in a statement Monday that it ...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said Monday it has opened an open, nonpublic investigation into Facebook's privacy practices, after the social media giant's announcement that British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica may have misused the data of about 50 million users to influence the ...
Delaware's District Court late last week dismissed the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) complaint against Shire's citizen petitions, but the court also left the door ... “That number is, by far, the most filings that any firm has ever made to the FDA concerning a single drug product,” FTC said in its complaint.

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook's privacy practices following a week of privacy scandals including whether the company engaged in "unfair acts" that cause "substantial injury" to consumers. Facebook said in a statement on Monday, March 26, 2018, that the company remains ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Trade Commission has confirmed it has launched an investigation into Facebook. Monday ... Facebook said in a statement on Monday that the company remains "strongly committed" to protecting people's information and that it welcomes the opportunity to answer the FTC's questions.
A statement from Tom Pahl, acting director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, said: "the FTC takes very seriously recent press reports raising substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook." The U.S. government probe comes amid reports that data analytics ...
The Federal Trade Commission confirmed Monday that it has opened an investigation into privacy practices of Facebook. The non-public investigation comes after recent press reports raising "substantial concerns about the privacy practices of Facebook," the commission said in a statement. “The FTC is ...
Facebook said in a statement on Monday that the company remains “strongly committed” to protecting people's information and that it welcomes the opportunity to answer the FTC's questions. News outlets have reported on the FTC investigation last week, but the FTC hadn't confirmed it until Monday.
Facebook's stock, which already took a big hit last week, plunged further Monday after the Federal Trade Commission confirmed news reports that it was investigating. Separately, the attorneys general for 37 U.S. states and territories sought details Monday on how Facebook monitored what app developers ...
FTC PrivacyCon: Your email address is leaking and vulnerable. Opening an ... A research paper delivered this morning at the Federal Trade Commission's third annual PrivacyCon shows how email addresses — the gold standard for linking personal datasets — are vulnerable to data leaks and hacking.
Among other things, it reaffirms that the Federal Trade Commission will once again be able to police Internet service providers after the Restoring Internet Freedom Order takes effect,” said FCC Chairman Pai. “In the months and years ahead, we look forward to working closely with the FTC to ensure the ...
PayPal Holdings Inc. settled Feb. 27 Federal Trade Commission allegations of misleading customers about the control they have over privacy settings in its Venmo Inc. mobile payment system. The proposed administrative consent agreement alerts financial institutions operating peer-to-peer services of the ...
... to approve President Donald Trump's four nominees to the Federal Trade Commission, a spokeswoman for the committee said. On a voice vote, the panel approved the nominations of antitrust lawyer Joe Simons to chair the commission. It also approved three others nominated to be FTC commissioners, ...
Federal Trade Commission: Tips For Using Peer-To-Peer Payment Systems and Apps. By Alvaro Puig, FTC Consumer Education Specialist // February 27, 2018. Share on Facebook ... (FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION) – Online peer-to-peer, or P2P, payment systems let you send money to people quickly. I've used them to ...
A federal appeals court has ruled against AT&T, allowing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to move ahead with its case against the telecommunications company that alleges AT&T throttled data speeds for millions of customers who purchased unlimited data plans. The case began formally as an FTC ...
Peer-to-peer payment service Venmo, acquired by PayPal in 2013, promised users “bank-grade security systems.” But a Federal Trade Commission investigation has determined that the popular app failed to properly protect millions of users against fraud. Today, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission ...
Since bringing its first online privacy case in 1998, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has brought more than 500 privacy and security-related enforcement actions and conducted more than 20 workshops and events on privacy and data security topics. The FTC has become the de facto privacy and ...
The four nominees for FTC commissioner expressed willingness to investigate big tech firms if they use power inappropriately. ... Joseph Simons, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation ...
Most recently, the Federal Trade Commission proposed new paperwork requirements that would place another burden on Mississippi doctors, drive up costs, and make it harder for patients to receive quality eye care. The FTC has plans for a new regulation that forces small optometry practices, like mine, ...
By Federal Trade Commission // February 24, 2018 ... (FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION) – The FTC has a long history of protecting people from scams. As part of its ongoing efforts to protect people in every community, the FTC recently took steps to stop two schemes harming older adults: a tech support scam and a ...
On Friday, the Federal Trade Commission said that it will seek an injunction to halt Wilhelmsen Maritime Services' acquisition of maritime supplier Drew Marine Group. The FTC asserted that the $400 million merger would "violate the antitrust laws by significantly reducing competition in an important market ...
Federal Trade Commission finding ways to fight back robocalling ... Janice Kopec, an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission, said. She said Americans ... She said in 2003, the FTC created the "Do Not Call Registry" to give people the option to automatically block calls from telemarketers. That didn't ...
The four nominees for FTC commissioner expressed willingness to investigate big tech firms if they use power inappropriately. ... Joseph Simons, chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation ...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has revised the thresholds that govern pre-merger notification requirements under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (HSR Act), as well as the thresholds for interlocking directorates under Section 8 of the Clayton Act. The new HSR ...
The Federal Trade Commission is tackling three student loan debt relief companies, as well as their majority owner, through a lawsuit in a federal district court in California. The lawsuit was initiated because of perceived violations of the FTC Act and the Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR). While some experts ...
The defendants had to make $510,000 in installment payments to the FTC, which says the average consumer refund is $84.27. In reaching the settlement with the FTC, United Debt Counselors did not admit wrongdoing. The company is still in business but is banned from making misrepresentations and unsubstantiated ...
The Federal Trade Commission is suing Patterson Cos. and and two other big dental-products distributors, claiming the companies have been shutting out smaller dental practices from discounts. The Star Tribune reports on the move, announced this week by the FTC, that names Patterson (NASDAQ: ...
Henry Schein Inc. on Tuesday denied charges by the Federal Trade Commission that it and two other dental supply companies violated antitrust laws by “conspiring” to boycott dentists' buying groups or refuse to provide them discounts. Melville-based Henry Schein, Long Island's largest publicly traded ...
The FTC won't be the only agency in the spotlight in the coming week. On Friday at 9 a.m., all five FCC commissioners will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee for technology in a budget oversight hearing. The coming week will be dominated by the release of President ...
Earlier this week, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled a complaint against the operator of an online talent search company, asserting that the talent search company's collection and disclosure of children's personal information violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by ...
The Federal Trade Commission has obtained an order against companies that allegedly ran ads on Facebook and Instagram to market a bogus get-rich-quick scheme. Digital Altitude, Aspire Processing and other related companies sold paid memberships to a program that was supposed to help ...
Marketing Architects, Inc. (MAI), an advertising agency that created and disseminated allegedly deceptive radio ads for weight-loss products marketed by its client, Direct Alternatives, has agreed to pay $2 million to the Federal Trade Commission and State of Maine Attorney General's Office to settle their ...
This week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Marketing Architects, Inc. (MAI), an advertising agency based in Minneapolis, Minn., agreed to pay $2 million to settle a false advertising complaint filed with the FTC and the State of Maine Attorney General's Office. The decision is unique in ...
The Federal Trade Commission has finalized its agenda for an upcoming conference, PrivacyCon 2018, that will highlight research into security related to the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and virtual reality, as well as the "economics of privacy." The goal is also to "expand collaboration among ...
Joseph Simons, the former Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison antitrust co-chair in Washington who is the Trump administration's pick to lead the Federal Trade Commission, reported earning $1.9 million in partnership share from the firm, according to financial documents published Friday. Simons ...
“This scheme affected people in Ohio and across the country, and we were pleased to work with the Federal Trade Commission to shut it down,” Attorney General DeWine said. “Scams regularly cross state and national borders, so this kind of collaboration is an important part of protecting consumers.”.


 

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