US Federal Trade Commission

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Name: US Federal Trade Commission (Federal Trade Commission)
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Travelers beware: No vacation from scams

Vacation is supposed to be the time to kick back and relax. Unfortunately, there is never a vacation from scammers who try to take advantage of travelers.The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns about a couple of common and ongoing scams.• A call from ... [Published Seattle Times - 15 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Privacy and security law

By Paul M. SchwartzPersonal data is the gold of the 21st Century's information economy.Such information represents a new profit source for companies who seek to know more about their customers and to better meet their needs.This situation is especially ... [Published Korea Times - 18 hours ago]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

Financial Predators Move On From Foreclosure Rescue, Enter Student Debt, Military Lending Spaces

At one level, a crackdown on foreclosure rescue scams and not the overarching mortgage and foreclosure fraud is like letting the arsonist who set fire to the house go while busting the guy who took five bucks off the dresser before the house started to ... [Published naked capitalism - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

COLUMN: The Do Not Call List seemed to work ... for a while

Whatever happened to the Do Not Call List? Y’all remember that notion that came out some years back?The idea was, you registered your phone number with the United States government and then, somehow, all those Gomers who called you all the time were supposed ... [Published Gaston Gazette - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Potential Vons-Albertsons Merger Gets Safeway Shareholder OK

Top FeaturesLOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  — A proposed supermarket takeover involving Vons’ parent company took a step toward approval after Safeway shareholders voted Friday to accept a $9.2 billion purchase offer from Albertsons.During a meeting near San ... [Published CBS Los Angeles - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Federal Trade Commission provides additional COPPA amendment guidance

As we previously reported, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) adopted final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA), effective on July 1, 2013, that serve to: (i) strengthen online privacy protection for children under 13 years ... [Published Lexology - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

FTC issues warning about mortgage scam

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -Homeowners on the brink of foreclosure are now being targeted by scam artists, and unfortunately, it's so common that the Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning.Here's how it works: The scam artist uses public databases to ... [Published WSMV - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Congress Putting Microscope on FTC Enforcement

, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing entitled, "The Federal Trade Commission and Its Section 5 Authority: Prosecutor, Judge and Jury." The purpose of the hearing was to review the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) recent ... [Published Baker & Daniels - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

Examining FTC's Data Security Enforcement

House Panel Scrutinizes Healthcare Investigations A House panel, at a July 24 hearing, considered whether the Federal Trade Commission is overstepping its regulatory authority over data security and relying on questionable information in its investigations. ... [Published HealthcareInfoSecurity.com - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 3 reports

Feds bust India-based 'tech support' scam ring for fleecing Americans | VentureBeat | Security

The feds lowered the boom on a “tech support” scammer ring based primarily in India and masquerading as tech support for Dell, McAffee, and Norton.The Federal Trade Commission fined members of the ring $5.1 million. The scammers typically duped consumers ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 3 reports

This Republican wants to keep the FTC from regulating data security

(Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA) House Oversight Committee chair Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) thinks the Federal Trade Commission shouldn't be allowed to sue companies for breaches of customer data using its main legal authority. In a hearing Thursday, Issa slammed ... [Published Faster Forward - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 3 reports

FTC: In-App Purchase Crackdowns Reflect 'Fundamental' Rules

Federal Trade Commission must observe core principles of consumer protection, regardless of the pace of technology, Commissioner Julie Brill says.Apple-IBM Deal: 9 Moves Rivals Should Make(Click image for larger view and slideshow.)As the Federal Trade ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 24 2014]

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...final week before the recess to continue hearings on the Affordable Care ActAct OnOn Monday, the Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing entitled "Protecting Americans from Illegal Bailouts and Plan Cancellations Under the President's Health Care Law." The hearing will address the ACA's risk-corridors program and the ability of individuals to keep their group health plans, and will feature witnesses...
"Albertsons is a very important, major player in Southern California, and you might see an overlap there with Vons" said Robert Reynolds, a Moraga-based retail analyst
"It is our hope that Safeway, or a new version of the company, will remain an active member of the Pleasanton business community, and continue to be a place of employment for many of our residents."

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Whatever happened to: bamboo clothing? [Published Treehugger - 2 hours ago]
Many Hurdles in the Race to Recess [Published National Journal - 4 hours ago]
Safeway's $9.2B sale approved by shareholders [Published Columbian.com - 5 hours ago]
Shareholders approve Safeway’s $9.2 billion sa... [Published The Gulf Today - 5 hours ago]
The identity theft protection rumpus [Published Examiner.com - 12 hours ago]
Safeway shareholders approve Albertsons merger [Published PleasantonWeekly.com - 14 hours ago]
Travelers beware: No vacation from scams [Published Seattle Times - 15 hours ago]
Scammers lurk behind goverment agency names [Published USA Today - 17 hours ago]
Privacy and security law [Published Korea Times - 18 hours ago]
Safeway shareholders OK sale to Albertsons; clo... [Published Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Jul 27 2014]
Financial Predators Move On From Foreclosure Re... [Published naked capitalism - Jul 27 2014]
Path out of poverty [Published Augusta Chronicle - Jul 27 2014]
Albertsons buys Vons owner Safeway for $9.2 bil... [Published KABC Los Angeles - Jul 27 2014]
Subprime used-car loans sting buyers, investors [Published Raleigh News & Observer - Jul 27 2014]
COLUMN: The Do Not Call List seemed to work ...... [Published Gaston Gazette - Jul 27 2014]
Personal Finance: Beware, mortgage scammers on ... [Published Sacramento Bee - Jul 27 2014]
Limits on ethanol fuel sales have U.S. senators... [Published Minneapolis Star Tribune - Jul 26 2014]
Potential Vons-Albertsons Merger Gets Safeway S... [Published CBS Los Angeles - Jul 26 2014]
Albertsons To Buy Safeway - And Its Vons Stores... [Published Santa Monica Mirror - Jul 26 2014]
Feds clash with T-Mobile, Amazon over mobile ch... [Published The Hill - Jul 26 2014]
Customer loyalty is becoming a collective exper... [Published CRM Guru - Jul 26 2014]
TriVita to pay $3.5 million for deceptive claim... [Published Lexology - Jul 26 2014]
GOOGLE 'C' : triples spending on acquisitions t... [Published 4 Traders - Jul 26 2014]
The New York Times Op-Ed Militates For Higher O... [Published Huffington Post - Jul 26 2014]
From Pepsi To Herbalife: Alan Hoffman, Now Exec... [Published Bidness Etc - Jul 26 2014]
3 things you need to know about the Do Not Call... [Published FOXNews.com - Jul 26 2014]
Federal Trade Commission provides additional CO... [Published Lexology - Jul 26 2014]
Richard Mize: Cool off after door-to-door sales... [Published BusinessWeek - Jul 26 2014]
Report scams to deter thieves [Published Park Hills Daily Journal - Jul 26 2014]
Lawyers' Committee Applauds Anti-Foreclosure Re... [Published Targeted News Service - Jul 26 2014]
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Financial Predators Move On From Foreclosure Re... [Published naked capitalism - Jul 27 2014]
At one level, a crackdown on foreclosure rescue scams and not the overarching mortgage and foreclosure fraud is like letting the arsonist who set fire to the house go while busting the guy who took five bucks off the dresser before the house started to ...
New tool shows why social conservatives can’t b... [Published Venturebeat - Jul 25 2014]
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Probiotics Primer: What Science Says About Usin... [Published TIME.com - Jul 25 2014]
After training ourselves for so long to avoid bacteria — they’re responsible for serious illnesses, some of which can be life-threatening — it may be time to re-think microbes. Or at least think more broadly about them. We live in concert with millions ...
Herbalife Hires Biden’s Former Chief of Staff [Published The Curious Capitalist - Jul 25 2014]
In yet another chapter in what has become a real-life, Wall Street-D.C. soap opera, the nutritional supplements company Herbalife announced today that it has hired Vice President Joe Biden’s former chief of staff, Alan Hoffman. More No Regrets: Birthright ...
Herbalife Hires Biden’s Former Chief of Staff [Published Swampland - Jul 25 2014]
In yet another chapter in what has become a real-life, Wall Street-D.C. soap opera, the nutritional supplements company Herbalife announced today that it has hired Vice President Joe Biden’s former chief of staff, Alan Hoffman. More No Regrets: Birthright ...
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TECH PM -- FTC Sues Amazon [Published Wall Street Journal Tech News Briefing - Jul 10 2014]
Another Day of Record Closes On Wall Street [Published Wall Street Journal What's News - Jul 02 2014]
Wednesday on Wall Street [Published Wall Street Journal What's News - Jul 02 2014]
Unto the Breach [Published Slate Magazine - Jun 19 2014]
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Federal and State Agencies Stop Phony Mortgage ... [Published Financial Services - Jul 23 2014]
RouteOne Educates Dealers On The Forthcoming Sc... [Published Financial Services - Jul 21 2014]
Actavis and Forest Receive U.S. FTC Clearance f... [Published Financial Services - Jun 30 2014]
Regency, Eagle Rock Announce Close of FTC Inves... [Published GlobeNewswire: Advertising News - Jun 27 2014]
Older Americans Can Fight Back Against Identity... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Jun 10 2014]
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