October, 2016

Oct 6

The Basics of Online Security Twitter Chat

This Twitter chat will discuss simple ways you can protect yourself, your family, and your community online and explore how to engage young people in responsible technology use. You can follow and @FTC. Join the conversation at #ChatSTC.
Oct 13

Fall Technology Series: Drones

Americans are increasingly familiar with drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). These devices have become one of consumers’ most popular technology purchases; some estimate nearly one million new drones will be purchased in 2016. Many consumer drones are controlled by...
Oct 20

Consumer Perceptions of “Organic” Claims Roundtable

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will co-host a public roundtable in Washington, DC on October 20, 2016, to discuss consumers’ interpretations of certain “organic” claims. The roundtable will help the agencies better understand how...
Oct 25

Working Together to Protect Midwest Consumers A Common Ground Conference

Join the Federal Trade Commission; Wisconsin Department of Justice; Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection; legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates; and state and federal consumer protection officials at this free event to discuss a variety...
Oct 26

FinTech Series: Crowdfunding & Peer-to-Peer Payments

This fall, the Commission will host a forum – the second in its FinTech series – on crowdfunding and peer-to-peer payment systems. Crowdfunding is the process by which companies and individuals raise money from the public to fund new products, projects or individual needs. Peer-to-...