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Apple Caves to FTC for $32.5 Million Previous class action settlement doesn't satisfy commission

The Federal Trade Commission apparently didn't think a $100 million class action settlement against Apple for unauthorized in-app charges made by children went far enough. Today, Apple entered into a…

January 15, 2014, 1:52 PM EST

Google's Purchase of Nest Likely to Raise Privacy Questions in D.C. An advance into the 'Internet of things'

Washington may have been in learning mode when it comes to the so-called Internet of Things and privacy issues. Even at the Consumer Electronics Show last week, most regulators said…

January 14, 2014, 10:32 AM EST

FTC Puts the Brakes on Deceptive Car Dealer Ads in Broad Enforcement Sweep Sellers buried real prices and terms in the fine print

Local car ads have never been known for their subtlety. But screaming salespeople and crappy graphics don't give dealers permission to bury onerous terms in the fine print. Ten car…

January 9, 2014, 1:26 PM EST

Will Washington Move to Quickly to Regulate the Internet of Things? At least one regulator, sounds a note of caution

Walk the halls of the International CES and listen to tech titans like Cisco’s John Chambers and it’s easy to believe that the Internet of things is the next big…

January 9, 2014, 7:13 AM EST

FTC to Congress: Don't Wait for Us to Pass Patent Troll Legislation Tech industry still pushing for action

Congress shouldn’t wait for a pending Federal Trade Commission investigation into patent troll practices before passing legislation, commissioner Julie Brill said today during an International CES panel on patent litigation…

January 8, 2014, 3:43 PM EST

Auto Execs Lament State of Connected Car Regulation Industry is still unsure which way D.C. might regulate

The connected car is one of the hottest topics at this year’s International CES, but to make it a reality, the auto industry will first need to navigate a Web…

January 7, 2014, 9:45 PM EST

FTC Puts Media on Notice Over Deceptive Weight-Loss Ads 'Gut Check' targets major outlets

The Federal Trade Commission has put the advertising media on notice, launching a program called “gut check” to enlist them to spot bogus claims and reject deceptive weight-loss ads. The new…

January 7, 2014, 12:06 PM EST

Sprinkle, Eat and Pay Up Big Time: Sensa Sheds $26.5 Million to Settle FTC Charges Sensa is 1 of 4 fad diet products swept up in FTC enforcement sting

Sensa, the heavily advertised weight-loss product that promised dieters all they needed to do to was “sprinkle, eat and lose weight” will pay a hefty $26.5 million to settle charges…

January 7, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

FTC’s Ad Regulator Plans to Focus Heavily on Native and Mobile Jessica Rich also discusses privacy concerns

Specs Who Jessica Rich Age 51 New gig Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection bureau Old gig Associate director of financial practices division You are advertising’s top cop. What’s it like to be the…

January 5, 2014, 8:48 PM EST

The 'Internet of Things' Heralds the Arrival of the Jetsons Age Your fridge may soon tell you when to buy milk

What smartphones and apps have done to connect people to the Internet wherever they go, emerging new technologies will soon connect seemingly every other object in your life (even the…

January 5, 2014, 8:46 PM EST

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