FTC Federal Trade Commission

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4 big threats native advertising faces in 2015

GUEST POSTImage Credit: HBORecently I’ve been hosting roundtable discussions over dinner in New York and London with publishing executives who are betting big that native advertising will drive major revenue growth in 2015 for their businesses. We often ... [Published Venturebeat - 14 hours ago]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 2 reports

A Coffee Bean Controversy

× A Coffee Bean ControversySCRANTON — A few years ago, two professors from the University of Scranton published a study that claimed green coffee bean extract could help you lose weight.After the study, the tv show Dr. Oz supported the product causing ... [Published WNEP-TV 16 - 17 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 2 reports

Scam that sold fake tech support busted

A federal judge has shut down a scam in which an outfit faked being technical support for such companies as Microsoft ( MSFT ) and Facebook ( FB ). The action came as a result of a Federal Trade Commission investigation, the agency said on Friday .The ... [Published CBS News - 20 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 2 reports

FTC Bans Diet Pill Seller from the Weight-Loss Business

kurhan/Shutterstock The maker of a line of diet supplements sold at the nation's largest pharmacies with the false promise that the pills would magically make users slender (they didn't) was banned -- at least, for now -- from selling weight loss products ... [Published Daily Finance - 20 hours ago]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 6 reports

Court shuts down company’s tech support scam

A federal court has shut down a company that scammed computer users by tricking them into paying hundreds of dollars for technical support services they didn’t need and selling them free software.Pairsys Inc. called consumers pretending to be representatives ... [Published seattlepi.com - 20 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 2 reports

Notice of Data Security Event

"We take the security of our customers' personal information very seriously and work extremely hard to protect their credit and debit card data," said Heath GehrkePlease visit http://cmlf.com/notification to learn more about this data security event and ... [Published Pettinga Financial Advisors - 20 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 21 hours ago - 2 reports

Court shutters NY co. selling security software with "no value"

A New York-based business, Pairsys, has been shut down by a federal court after it sold spurious “security” software, among other programs, to consumers, the Federal Trade Commission announced.A preliminary injunction, freezing the company's assets and ... [Published SC Magazine US - 21 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

FTC Provides Comment to NHTSA on Privacy and Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

The Federal Trade Commission filed a comment on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking related to vehicle-to-vehicle communications. As the lead federal agency charged with protecting consumer privacy, ... [Published Federal Trade Commission - 22 hours ago]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 2 reports

Senator demands answers as Guardian publishes evidence that Whisper exec lied about user privacy

There’s no pretty way to say this: Whisper is fucked .Earlier today, it was reported  that Senator Jay Rockefeller, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has written to CEO Michael Heyward demanding a Committee staff ... [Published PandoDaily - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 3 reports

Federal Trade Commission appoints new chief technologist

The Federal Trade Commission has announced Ashkan Soltani as its new chief technologist, according to a release .Soltani will be replacing Dr. Latanya Sweeney, who decided to rejoin Harvard University's Data Privacy Lab, which she helped create and d ... [Published SC Magazine US - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 4 reports

Dr. Oz’s Favorite Weight Loss Product, Green Coffee Bean Extract, Proven Absolutely Useless

This summer, the famous Dr. Oz appeared before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, to answer the accusation that he was peddling “miracle” weight loss products that had no scientific basis and that, by so doing, he was deceiving ... [Published Softpedia - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 3 reports

FTC Brings First ROSCA Enforcement Action

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently brought its first enforcement action under the  Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA) against multiple defendants that the FTC alleges engaged in a common enterprise to offer consumers dietary supplements ... [Published JD Supra - Oct 23 2014]

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"We are pleased that the court has shut down the company for now, and we look forward to getting consumers' money back in their pockets."
...biggest issues we face are that of credit card fraud," says Mark Arabo, president and CEO of the San Diego-based Neighborhood Market Association .  "It strengthens our cause for security to see that President Obama has signed an executed order intended to curb this threat for the Federal government. All sectors, both public and private need to stand together to prevent fraud and the various challenges that come of unprotected transactions through credit cards."
...of tobacco country, near our factories and has the infrastructure to accommodate the enlarged business," Imperial Tobacco said in a statement. "We are discussing relocation with our employees in Fort Lauderdale and when we are in a position to give further updates on the transaction, we will."
"The broad vapor category continues to accelerate and our contacts believe 4.2 percent of combustible cigarette volume is being displaced into vapor — up from 3.4 percent in Q1 2014" wrote survey author Bonnie Herzog, managing director of beverage, tobacco and convenience store research at Wells Fargo Securities

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CFO says Herbalife will be exonerated [Published Winston-Salem Journal - 15 hours ago]
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Safeway Paying Over $11M to Three Executives as... [Published Dow Jones Financial Information Services - 17 hours ago]
A Coffee Bean Controversy [Published WNEP-TV 16 - 17 hours ago]
Imperial Tobacco to Call Greensboro Home [Published Convenience Store News - 18 hours ago]
Cigarette Prices to Rise, as Vapor Takes Sales [Published Convenience Store News - 18 hours ago]
Where to Find the Government’s Happiest Employees [Published Government Executive - 18 hours ago]
What’s at stake in the Triad as FTC eyes Dollar... [Published Triad Business Journal - 18 hours ago]
FCC Adds Cybersecurity to Its Oversight [Published US News & World Report - 18 hours ago]
Larry Ponemon Speaking at JLCW Symposium on Nov... [Published Prlog - 19 hours ago]
CVS Draws Criticism Over Anti-Tobacco Copay Plans [Published Associations Now - 19 hours ago]
Cyber security needed in all aspects of life [Published Tahlequah Daily Press - 19 hours ago]
FTC Staff Advises New York State Public Service... [Published Federal Trade Commission - 20 hours ago]
Scam that sold fake tech support busted [Published CBS News - 20 hours ago]
Court shuts down company’s tech support scam [Published seattlepi.com - 20 hours ago]
Former NSA Official: Anyone Who 'Justified' Sno... [Published Techdirt - 20 hours ago]
Amended Fred Meyer Guides Account for Rise of O... [Published Baker & Daniels - 20 hours ago]
FTC Bans Diet Pill Seller from the Weight-Loss ... [Published Daily Finance - 20 hours ago]
Notice of Data Security Event [Published Pettinga Financial Advisors - 20 hours ago]
Notice of Data Security Event [Published Scottrade - 20 hours ago]
With a $10M fine, the FCC is leaping into data ... [Published Washington Post - 21 hours ago]
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SWACHA and New Orleans FBI to Host 11th Annual ... [Published PR.com Press Releases - 8 hours ago]
Dallas, TX, October 25, 2014 --( PR.com )-- Louisiana Ranked 26th in the Country for Fraud Dallas-based SWACHA will team up with the New Orleans office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on October 29, 2014 to host the 11th Annual Financial Institution ...
4 big threats native advertising faces in 2015 [Published Venturebeat - 14 hours ago]
GUEST POST Image Credit: HBO Recently I’ve been hosting roundtable discussions over dinner in New York and London with publishing executives who are betting big that native advertising will drive major revenue growth in 2015 for their businesses. We ...
Former NSA Official: Anyone Who 'Justified' Sno... [Published Techdirt - 20 hours ago]
A few days ago, the FTC announced that it had appointed Ashkan Soltani as its chief technology officer . Soltani is a well-known (and often outspoken) security researcher who has worked at the FTC in the past. Nothing about this appointment should be ...
With a $10 million fine, the FCC is leaping int... [Published Post Tech - 21 hours ago]
( philcampbell / Flickr) The Federal Communications Commission leapt into data security litigation Friday, levying a $10 million fine against two telecom companies that allegedly stored personally identifiable customer data online without firewalls, ...
With a $10 million fine, the FCC is leaping int... [Published Faster Forward - 21 hours ago]
( philcampbell / Flickr) The Federal Communications Commission leapt into data security litigation Friday, levying a $10 million fine against two telecom companies that allegedly stored personally identifiable customer data online without firewalls, ...
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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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LabCorp's Acquisition of LipoScience Clears Ant... [Published GlobeNewswire: Advertising News - Oct 15 2014]
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Symmetry Medical Receives Hart-Scott-Rodino Cle... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Sep 05 2014]
Reynolds American And Lorillard Receive Request... [Published Financial Services - Aug 29 2014]
Valeant Pharmaceuticals Receives FTC Second Req... [Published Financial Services - Aug 11 2014]
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