Type: Press ReleaseAn affiliate marketing company and its two principals have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges for allegedly sending out more than 42.5 million unwanted and deceptive text messages to consumers. The case is part of the FTC’s continuing crackdown on spam text messages and the...
FTC Seeks Public Comment on kidSAFE’s Proposed Safe Harbor Program Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed safe harbor program that the kidSAFE Seal Program has submitted for Commission approval under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.
FTC Native Advertising Workshop on December 4, 2013 Will Explore the Blurring of Digital Ads With Digital Content
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop on December 4, 2013 in Washington, DC to examine the practice of blending advertisements with news, entertainment, and other content in digital media, referred to as “native advertising” or “sponsored content.”
FTC Seeks Public Comment on Imperium, LLC, Proposal for Parental Verification Method Under COPPA Rule
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed verifiable parental consent method that Imperium, LLC, has submitted for Commission approval under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.
Type: One Stop - Tag-basedFrom the newest consumer gadgets to the explosion in communications capability that is driving global economic growth, technological innovation enhances our lives and provides us with new tools to perform everyday tasks. The Federal Trade Commission promotes competition in technology industries (...
Marketer of Internet-Connected Home Security Video Cameras Settles FTC Charges It Failed to Protect Consumers' Privacy
Type: Press ReleaseA company that markets video cameras designed to allow consumers to monitor their homes remotely has settled Federal Trade Commission charges that its lax security practices exposed the private lives of hundreds of consumers to public viewing on the Internet. This is the agency’s first action...
Application for approval of a non-affiliated ISP and alternative cable broadband ISP service agreement:
Type: Press ReleaseThe Commission has received an application from America Online/Time Warner, Inc. (AOLTW) requesting approval of a non-affiliated Internet Service Provider (ISP) and alternative cable broadband service agreement. Pursuant to Paragraph II.A.2 of the decision and order finalized by the Commission on...
Jesta Digital Settles FTC Complaint it Crammed Charges on Consumers' Mobile Bills Through 'Scareware' and Misuse of Novel Billing Method
Type: Press ReleaseGlobal mobile marketer Jesta Digital, LLC, will provide refunds to a large number of consumers and pay an additional $1.2 million to the Federal Trade Commission as part of a settlement with the FTC, which alleged that Jesta crammed unwanted charges onto consumers’ cell phone bills.
FTC Seeks Public Comment on AssertID, Inc., Proposal for Parental Verification Method Under COPPA Rule
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on a proposed verifiable parental consent method that AssertID, Inc., has submitted for Commission approval under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.
Type: Press ReleaseThe Federal Trade Commission will require Solera Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of specialized software to the automotive recycling industry, to divest assets to resolve FTC charges that Solera’s 2012 purchase of rival Actual Systems of America, Inc. was anticompetitive.