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If today's Internet of Things workshop at the FTC interests you or your clients, a smart device has probably already reminded you to watch the webcast live.  Even if you couldn't make it to Washington today, you can still participate.  FTC staff is tweeting workshop hig
On Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen hosted the first FTC Ask Me Almost Anything on reddit about online privacy.
The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a one-day workshop on the Internet of Things on Nov. 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C., and invites participants watching the webcast to submit questions for moderators online. Staff will live-tweet the workshop and take questions via Twitter, Facebook, and email.
The Federal Trade Commission is continuing its crackdown on payment processing operations that enable scam artists to charge consumer accounts despite signs of ongoing fraud and unauthorized transactions.  Today, the Commission announced a proposed settlement resolving allegations that a payment...
Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Edith Ramirez announced the appointments of Latanya Sweeney as the agency’s Chief Technologist and Andrea Matwyshyn as a Senior Policy Advisor on privacy and data security issues.
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.”
Blurred lines are the talk of the media world.  No, not that “Blurred Lines.”  What advertisers, consumer groups, academics, and the FTC are trying to put into focus is the blending of ads with news, entertainment, and other content in digital media — sometimes called “native...
Federal Trade Commission staff submitted a response to a request from the Public Service Commission of the State of Delaware for comments on a proposal to revise its rules for certifying and regulating electricity suppliers.
The Federal Trade Commission hosted a one-day workshop to examine the blending of advertisements with news, entertainment, and other editorial content in digital media, referred to as “native advertising” or “sponsored content.” The workshop brought together publishing and...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final consent orders in three cases involving allegedly deceptive environmental claims for mattresses. The FTC’s complaints, first announced in July, 2013, against Relief-Mart, Inc.; Esssentia Natural Memory Foam Company...
The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, hosted a roundtable to discuss how to empower and protect consumers from scammers with the advent of healthcare marketplaces opening this fall under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The Federal Trade Commission has denied an application seeking approval of a proposed verifiable parental consent method submitted by AssertID, Inc., under the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) Rule.
In the wake of the devastating typhoon that struck the Philippines, the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, reminds consumers that scams often follow disasters.  If you’re asked to make a charitable donation to help people in disaster-affected areas, before you give...
Maybe it’s a “We Support Our Troops” sign at the front of your business or a special discount for members of the military.  There are lots of ways companies try to show appreciation to servicemembers and their families.  If Veterans Day has you thinking about how to say “thank you”...
Technology researchers, industry representatives and government leaders will take part in the Nov. 19 Federal Trade Commission workshop “Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World.”
The Federal Trade Commission revised its Vocational School Guides, which advise against deceptive marketing practices by businesses that offer vocational training.  
We’ve all seen ads for vocational schools promising the inside track on well-paying careers in exciting industries.  If you have clients in the vocational school business, class is in session about revisions to key FTC guides.In place since 1972, the Vocational School Guides (known...
In a world where your coffee pot secretly notifies your toaster that you’re ready for breakfast, one agency dares to stand up and ask the question others won’t:  Just what are the consumer privacy and security implications?

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