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Goldenshores Technologies’ “Brightest Flashlight Free” is an incredibly popular Android app downloaded by tens of millions of consumers.  But did those people know that when they used the app, it would transmit their precise location and unique device identifier to third parties,...
On March 19, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission staff hosted a seminar on Alternative Scoring Products. The speakers described a variety of predictive analytics products offered by many data brokers to predict trends and consumer behavior in a variety of contexts, ranging from...
On February 19, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission staff hosted a seminar on Mobile Device Tracking.
Economists at the Federal Trade Commission pursue the agency’s competition and consumer protection missions. In this year’s essay, with respect to antitrust we discuss the analysis that is used in two areas where the Commission has recently been active: physician combinations and...
Take out your mobile device where you input all that personal information and make note of three upcoming FTC events where the topic of conversation will be, well, the collection and use of all that personal information.  But this time we're switching things up a bit.  The FTC's...
The creator of one of the most popular apps for Android mobile devices has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the free app, which allows a device to be used as a flashlight, deceived consumers about how their geolocation information would be shared with advertising networks and...
"No le servimos a menores", la campaña nacional para reducir el consumo de alcohol de los menores de 21 años desarrollada por la Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC, por su sigla en inglés), les recuerda a los padres y otros adultos interesados que el consumo de alcohol de los menores causa...
“We Don’t Serve Teens,” the national campaign to reduce underage drinking developed by the Federal Trade Commission, is reminding parents and other concerned adults that underage alcohol use creates negative health, social, and economic consequences for adolescents, their families, and their...
RELATED LETTER: Letter from Chairwoman Edith Ramirez to Viviane Reding, European Commission Vice-President in Charge of Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Expressing the Federal Trade Commission’s Commitment to Protecting Consumer Privacy and the Enforcement of the Safe Harbor Program (...
RELATED LETTER: Privacy Enforcement and Safe Harbor: Comments of the FTC Staff to European Commission Review of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework (November 12, 2013)
RELATED TESTIMONY: Prepared Statement of the Federal Trade Commission On "The FTC At 100: Where Do We Go From Here?" (December 3, 2013)
The Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2013. The FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry lets consumers choose not to receive telemarketing calls. In its fifth year of publication, the Data Book contains a wealth of information about the...
The Federal Trade Commission charged Ross-Clayton Funeral Home Inc. in Montgomery, Ala., and its owners, David C. Ross, Jr. and Eleanor Lewis Dawkins, with violating the FTC’s Funeral Rule, which requires funeral providers to provide consumers with important pricing and other disclosures when...
The 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 editorial content in digital media, referred to as “native advertising” or “sponsored content.”
The Federal Trade Commission testified before Congress on the agency’s long track record of protecting consumers and promoting competition in the U.S. economy, as well as the agency’s ongoing work and future challenges as it approaches its 100th anniversary next year.
The topic is Blurred Lines: Advertising or Content? An FTC Workshop on Native Advertising — and it's on now.  There's a packed house at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington today to examine the blending of ads with news, entertainment, and other content in digital media.  If...
Most retailers and buyers approach a purchase with the best of intentions.  But let's face it: Glitch happens.  If a company sells a product with a warranty, consumers need up-front access to information about what the seller will do if things go south later.  That’s the thinking...

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