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Katy Bachman

Top 10 Reasons Not to Buy Google Glass

Consumer Watchdog raises privacy, safety and vanity concerns

Google Glass goes on sale for one day today, stoking fears among privacy hawks that the wearable tech is a menace to consumer privacy. The one-day limited sale is part of…

Lawmakers Pressure the FDA to Regulate E-Cigs With New Report

Marketers accused of targeting kids and teens

A group of 11 Democratic lawmakers in Congress are hoping their new report on e-cigarette marketing will motivate the Food and Drug Administration to move quickly to regulate e-cigarettes the…

NAB's Gordon Smith Is Confident He Can Turn Things Around in Washington

Can broadcasting compete with the Internet?

Broadcasters are having a tough time in Washington. A number of efforts are aimed straight at the business from the FCC's recent decision to tighten ownership rules and claw bag…

FTC Tells Facebook to Preserve WhatsApp Privacy Pledge

Changes would be considered a deceptive practice

The Federal Trade Commission warned Facebook that it must stick to its word about maintaining WhatsApp's privacy policies. If it goes back on the public statements both parties made when…

Senate Confirms Terrell McSweeny to FTC

McSweeny confirmation gives Dems majority

The Federal Trade Commission is back up to its full strength Wednesday after the Senate voted 95-1 to confirm Terrell McSweeny to be the third Democratic commissioner on the five-member…

Senate Gives Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal the Kid Gloves Treatment

Only Sen. Franken opposes merger

Comcast evp David Cohen had it pretty easy before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on the company’s $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. In answering questions from lawmakers, Cohen rarely…

Comcast Makes Its Public Interest Case to Washington

Filing concentrates on broadband where critics most likely to focus

Those print and TV ads Comcast has been running in the Washington media promoting the benefits of its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable? That was just a warm-up…

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…

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…

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…

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