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FTC's Data Security Case Against Wyndham Worldwide Moves Forward Closely-watched case could determine authority

In a victory for the Federal Trade Commission, a federal judge declined to dismiss the agency's data security case against Wydham Worldwide Hotels, allowing it to move forward. The case, in…

April 7, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

Jerk.com Jerked Around Consumers, FTC Says Site secretly grabbed personal information from Facebook to create profiles

How's this for an online racket? Surreptitiously grab information from Facebook to create tens of millions of profiles labeling people a "jerk" or "not a jerk" and then charge people…

April 7, 2014, 1:54 PM EDT

Here's How That Little Blue Ad Marker Should Appear in Mobile Ads Digital Advertising Alliance releases new creative specs

The Digital Advertising Alliance today is releasing creative specs on how the little blue ad marker should be used and displayed on mobile ads—the next major step in extending the…

April 7, 2014, 12:00 AM EDT

FTC Dings Cole Haan for Wandering Sole Promo on Pinterest Contest hashtag is not sufficient disclosure

Cole Haan's recent Wandering Sole promotional contest with Pinterest got it a slap on the wrist from the Federal Trade Commission. Though Cole Haan only got a letter and not an…

April 3, 2014, 5:18 PM EDT

Poisoning From E-Cigarettes Gives Lawmakers Added Ammunition Children particularly vulnerable to e-cigarette poisoning

A new government study of e-cigarettes provides new ammunition for lawmakers looking to impose tighter regulations on the smoke-free product. In a report published today, the Center for Disease Control and…

April 3, 2014, 3:36 PM EDT

Consumer Scores Are the Next Privacy Boogeyman in Washington Report details 'hundreds of secret consumer scores'

Privacy hawks have come up with a new boogeyman called consumer scores, putting marketers once again on the defense in the debate over big data and privacy. According to a study…

April 3, 2014, 12:47 PM EDT

Supreme Court Strikes Down Individual Campaign Contribution Limits Decision likely to unleash more political ad dollars in midterm election

In a move that is sure to increase spending in the upcoming midterm election, the Supreme Court Wednesday struck down campaign contribution limits that capped individual contributions at $123,000. The court…

April 2, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT

Aereo's Kanojia Remains Confident Company Will Prevail in Supreme Court Positions it as the underdog against big, bad broadcasters

In three weeks, Aereo, the upstart TV service will be fighting for its life before the Supreme Court. But Chet Kanojia, the Aereo’s CEO and founder, isn’t rattled at all. “This…

April 2, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

Tax Reform Lawmaker Dave Camp Won't Seek Re-Election But that doesn't mean limits to ad deduction is dead

Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the House ways and means committee and the lawmaker pushing tax reform, won't seek re-election, putting one of the most powerful positions in Congress…

March 31, 2014, 7:07 PM EDT

FCC Votes Along Party Lines to Limit TV Joint Sales Deals Media ownership rules drag on

It’s a good thing the FCC started out with three items that all five commissioners could agree upon because that was the end of the harmony at Monday’s meeting. Over…

March 31, 2014, 1:42 PM EDT

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