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FTC Orders 'Brain Training' Company Lumosity to Pay $2 Million Over Deceptive Advertising Practices
Regulations

FTC Orders 'Brain Training' Company Lumosity to Pay $2 Million Over Deceptive Advertising Practices

'Lumosity simply did not have the science to back up its ads,' said the FTC's director of consumer protection.
Laura Entis
Is Google Spying on Students? The Electronic Frontier Foundation Believes So.
Google

Is Google Spying on Students? The Electronic Frontier Foundation Believes So.

The computer company is reportedly collecting data through its automatically enabled 'Sync' feature in Chrome.
Nathan McAlone
Brands: Get Up to Date on Federal Trade Commission Guidelines
Regulations

Brands: Get Up to Date on Federal Trade Commission Guidelines

Be aware of new FTC regulations regarding advertising and social media.
Eric Dahan
The High-Tech Jet That Could Transform Business Travel: Weekly News
Weekly News Roundup

The High-Tech Jet That Could Transform Business Travel: Weekly News

Plus: We explain what small businesses need to know about global market volatility.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Court Rules FTC Can Come After Your Company After a Cyber Attack
Cybersecurity

Court Rules FTC Can Come After Your Company After a Cyber Attack

in a closely watched ruling, an appeals court says victims of hackers have liability for unfair-practices claims.
Ray Hennessey
In Landmark Move, FTC Takes Action Against Kickstarter Campaign Fraud
Crowdfunding

In Landmark Move, FTC Takes Action Against Kickstarter Campaign Fraud

A project creator was charged with using 'unfair or deceptive acts' to raise more than $120,000 on the crowdfunding platform, which he allegedly spent on personal expenses.
Laura Entis
Groups Urge FTC to Investigate YouTube Kids Video App
Advertising

Groups Urge FTC to Investigate YouTube Kids Video App

The groups are concerned that the app disregards long-established safeguards limiting advertising to young audiences.
Snuggie Maker Wrapped Up in Not-So-Cozy Advertising Fraud Charges
Fraud

Snuggie Maker Wrapped Up in Not-So-Cozy Advertising Fraud Charges

Turns out Allstar's 'buy one, get one free' ad hook was allegedly cloaked in trickery. Now the as-seen-on-TV giant is forking over $8 million to settle charges that it hoodwinked customers.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
FTC Fines Two Health Apps That 'Lack Adequate Evidence to Support Their Claims'
Health

FTC Fines Two Health Apps That 'Lack Adequate Evidence to Support Their Claims'

Both apps said they could diagnose melanoma via simple smartphone snapshots.
Laura Entis
FTC Takes No Action Against Yelp Following Year-Long Investigation Into Review System
Legal

FTC Takes No Action Against Yelp Following Year-Long Investigation Into Review System

Despite outcry from small-business owners, this marks the second inquiry by the FTC that has resulted in no further action, according to Yelp.
Geoff Weiss
U.S. FTC Asking Apple About Health Data Protection
Privacy Concerns

U.S. FTC Asking Apple About Health Data Protection

The commission is seeking assurances from Apple that it will prevent people's private health data from being used without their consent.
Kids Under 13 Could Soon Get Their Own Gmail, YouTube Accounts (As If They Didn't Have Them Already…)
Google

Kids Under 13 Could Soon Get Their Own Gmail, YouTube Accounts (As If They Didn't Have Them Already…)

Kids already use Gmail and they're obsessed with YouTube. Now Google wants to make it legit, as in legal.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
FTC Sues Amazon Over Kids' Unauthorized In-App Purchases
Amazon

FTC Sues Amazon Over Kids' Unauthorized In-App Purchases

The Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint today arguing that the ecommerce giant allowed children to rack up charges on their parents' accounts without consent.
Catherine Clifford
Franchisees in Puerto Rico Claim McDonald's Broke FTC Rule
McDonalds

Franchisees in Puerto Rico Claim McDonald's Broke FTC Rule

In letting McDonald's biggest franchisee open up shops in Puerto Rico, local franchisees say the fast-food giant violated FTC rules.
Kate Taylor