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Commission Announces Workshop to Explore How Fraud Affects Different Communities

The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop entitled “Fraud Affects Every Community” on Oct.

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Operation ‘Full Disclosure’ Targets More Than 60 National Advertisers

After reviewing numerous national television and print advertisements, staff of the Federal Trade Commission has sent warning letters to more than 60 companies – including 20 of the 100 largest advertisers in the country – that failed to make adequate disclosures in their television and print ads...
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At FTC’s Request, Court Halts Bogus Bitcoin Mining Operation

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has shut down Butterfly Labs , a Missouri-based company that allegedly deceptively marketed specialized computers designed to produce Bitcoins, a payment system sometimes referred to as “virtual currency.” The FTC’s complaint against...
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FTC Provides Comment to Federal Communications Commission on Consumer Privacy and Data Security Issues and Broadband Internet Services

In a comment filed Friday with the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission provided information on its enforcement, policy and education work related to consumer privacy and data security as applied to residential broadband Internet services. The Commission comment...
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FTC Approves Final Order Preserving Future Competition in Generic Injectable Tuberculosis Drug Market

Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Akorn, Inc.’s acquisition of VersaPharm Inc. and its parent company, VPI Holdings Corp., would have likely been anticompetitive. Under the order, first announced in August 2014, Akorn is...

Coming Events

Sep 23

Butterfly Labs Twitter Chat

FTC Hosts Twitter Chat, Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT FTC staff will answer questions about its Butterfly Labs case on Twitter at 3 p.m. today. Follow @FTC, and tweet questions with the hashtag: #AskFTC. See FTC Twitter chats to learn more.
Oct 16
District Of Columbia

Seventh Annual Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference

The Federal Trade Commission Microeconomics Conference is held annually in the fall and brings together researchers from universities throughout the world, other government agencies, and other organization to discuss issues related to the FTC’s 100-year long antitrust, consumer...
Oct 23
California

Debt Collection & the Latino Community Roundtable

The Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will co-host a roundtable in Long Beach, California, on October 23, 2014, to examine how debt collection issues affect Latino consumers, especially those who have limited English proficiency. The event, titled...

Past Events

Sep 15
District Of Columbia

Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?

The Federal Trade Commission hosted a public workshop entitled “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” in Washington on September 15, 2014, to further explore the use of “big data” and its impact on American consumers, including low income and underserved consumers.
Sep 8

The Sixth Annual African Consumer Protection Dialogue Conference Strengthening the Framework for Dealing with Cross Border Consumer Violations (Lilongwe, Malawi)

Day 1: Opening ceremony and law enforcement cross-border collaboration. Day 2: Mobile payments, cyber threats and financial issues. Day 3: Remedies, energy/environmental issues, and the impact on consumers and businesses.
Jul 31

Zapping Rachel Twitter Chat

FTC Hosts Twitter Chat, Thursday, July 31, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT FTC staff will host a Twitter Chat to discuss the Zapping Rachel robocall challenge at DEF CON 22. They will answer questions about the contest, and share information about the FTC’s work to combat these illegal calls. For...