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The Federal Trade Commission has revised the list of companies from which it is seeking information as part of its examination of broadband companies’ privacy practices.
The defendants are permanently barred from multi-level marketing as part of settlement.
Coldplay sang “Fix You,” but if the group had been referring to their tech devices, cars, or other products in need of repair, their efforts could have consumer protection ramifications. A July 16, 2019, FTC event, Nixing the Fix: A Workshop on Repair Restrictions, will focus on the...
The Federal Trade Commission issued orders to seven U.S. Internet broadband providers and related entities seeking information the agency will use to examine how broadband companies collect, retain, use, and disclose information about consumers and their devices.
Note: The FTC hosted a conference call for media with Bureau of Competition Director Bruce Hoffman:Date: Feb. 26, 2019Time: 12 noon ETCall-in: (800) 288-8961, confirmation number 464702Call-in lines, which were for media only, opened 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. Bruce Hoffman took ...
For more than a decade, the Federal Trade Commission has examined the consumer protection issues that may accompany the explosive growth of mobile technology. While new technology can bring tremendous benefits to consumers, it also can present new concerns and provide a platform for old frauds to...
The Federal Trade Commission is sending out 22,671 refund checks to people who lost money to a mobile cramming operation that placed tens of millions of dollars in charges on their mobile phone bills without their permission.
The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a settlement with mobile phone manufacturer BLU Products, Inc. and its co-owner over allegations that they deceived consumers about the disclosure of their personal information and BLU’s data security practices.
The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a settlement with PayPal, Inc. over allegations that its Venmo peer-to-peer payment service misled consumers about their ability to transfer funds to external bank accounts and control the privacy of their Venmo transactions.
Mobile phone manufacturer BLU Products, Inc. and its co-owner have reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that the company allowed a China-based third-party service provider to collect detailed personal information about consumers, such as text message contents and...
The Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop in Chicago on June 25 to examine scams involving cryptocurrencies.The “Decrypting Cryptocurrency Scams” workshop will bring together consumer groups, law enforcement, research organizations, and the private sector to explore how scammers are...
The staff of the Federal Trade Commission sent letters to two foreign companies that market electronic devices and apps that appear to collect geolocation data from children, warning that the companies may be in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule.
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has halted the activities of four individuals who allegedly promoted deceptive money-making schemes involving cryptocurrencies. These schemes falsely promised that participants could earn large returns by paying cryptocurrency such as...
A new Federal Trade Commission report finds that the complexity of the mobile ecosystem means that the security update process for patching operating system software on some mobile devices is intricate and time-consuming.

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