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Payment-Service App Venmo Investigated By Federal Trade Commission

Government Technology - ‎1 hour ago‎
The app, which allows friends to transfer money between accounts regardless of bank, is currently under investigation for deceptive or unfair practices in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act. by James Rufus Koren, Los Angeles Times / May 2, 2016.

Federal Trade Commission Scam Alert: Is Your Baby Monitor Secure? - ‎May 1, 2016‎
The FTC's Office of Technology, Research and Investigation looked at five baby monitors. Only one required a complex password.
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US Federal Trade Commission investigating Google's abuse of Android

Apple Insider - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
U.S. Federal Trade Commission investigating Google's abuse of Android. By Daniel Eran Dilger Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 05:31 pm PT (08:31 pm ET).
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Federal Trade Commission stakes out ground in set-top box debate

The Hill - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich said in comments submitted Friday afternoon that the FCC should only allow companies to access the feeds if they also tell customers in a prominent way that they are bound by the privacy rules ...
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Venmo is under investigation by the FTC

CNNMoney - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
A popular mobile payment app is facing a federal investigation. Venmo, which is owned by PayPal (PYPL, Tech30), said in a SEC filing posted Thursday that the Federal Trade Commission is investigating the service over possible deceptive or unfair ...
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Consumer Watchdog Urges Federal Trade Commission To File Antitrust Charges Against Google Over Android ...

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog today urged the Federal Trade Commission to file antitrust charges against Alphabet Inc.'s Google for using its monopoly power over the Android operating system to ...
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Victrex resolves issues with Federal Trade Commission

DIGITALLOOK - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
High-performance polymer producer Victrex announced on Thursday that it had entered into a consent decree with the US Federal Trade Commission, concerning an inquiry by the commission into the sale and marketing of implantable grade PEEK polymer ...

FTC case against merger gives insider look at Chicago health care

Chicago Tribune - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
The Federal Trade Commission's effort to block the merger of two large Chicago-area hospital systems has provided a rare insider's look at the region's health care industry.

Federal Trade Commission, BBB Offer Tips to Protect Against Tech-Support Scams

NTV - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Tech-support scammers are targeting people in a new way. The Federal Trade Commission says they've heard reports that people are getting calls from someone who claims they are from the Global Privacy Enforcement Network.
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Amazon found liable for charges incurred by kids using apps

Reuters - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
U.S. District Judge John Coughenour in Washington state on Tuesday granted a Federal Trade Commission motion for summary judgment on liability in a fight between Amazon and the agency over the unauthorized purchases.

When Is Natural Unnatural? When It's Not: The Federal Trade Commission Takes Exception to “All Natural” Claims

JD Supra (press release) - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
In the 1975 song, “Natural Mystic,” legend Bob Marley sang “There's a natural mystic blowing through the air - I won't tell no lie.
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FTC hits online job site, Gigats, with $90M judgement in Florida court

ABC Action News - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
TAMPA - The Federal Trade Commission says for the first time they have gone after an education lead generator that was "pre-screening" job seekers and passing along their personal information to lead companies.

LifeLock Reboots After Agreeing To Pay $100 Million, Settling FTC Charges Of Deceptive Advertising

Forbes - ‎11 hours ago‎
LifeLock, Inc., a pioneer in the identity theft protection market, entered 2016 in reboot mode, post-FTC settlement. The largest monetary award obtained by the Federal Trade Commission in an order enforcement action was the $100 million which LifeLock ...

BlueHippo Must Pay $14M For Continuing To Rip Off Customers

The Consumerist - ‎5 hours ago‎
According to the FTC's 2008 complaint [PDF], BlueHippo Funding, LLC and affiliate BlueHippo Capital, LLC offered to extend credit to consumers to finance purchases of personal computers and other consumer electronics with down payments of $99 to $124, ...

Top FTC Lawyer on the Biggest Privacy Issues

Bloomberg Big Law Business - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
Early on Tuesday morning, the Federal Trade Commission's acting general counsel David Shonka bounded onto a stage at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan and settled in behind a podium to discuss the most “vexing” issues around data and privacy.
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Halliburton and Baker Hughes scrap US$28 billion merger - ‎11 hours ago‎
The Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission, which enforce U.S. antitrust law, have filed lawsuits to stop an unusually high number of deals in the past 18 months.