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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
Snapchat's Legal Woes to 'Disappear' After Reaching Settlement With the FTC
Legal

Snapchat's Legal Woes to 'Disappear' After Reaching Settlement With the FTC

While Snapchat's snaps don't necessarily disappear as advertised, the company is also facing heat about the deceptive way in which it unknowingly culled user data.
Geoff Weiss
FTC Orders Apple to Pay a Minimum of $32.5 Million Over In-App Purchases
Growth Strategies

FTC Orders Apple to Pay a Minimum of $32.5 Million Over In-App Purchases

The tech company agreed to refund parents whose children made in-app purchases without their knowledge.
Laura Entis
The FTC Recommends Sweeping Investigation of Patent Trolls
Technology

The FTC Recommends Sweeping Investigation of Patent Trolls

Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, intends to launch a comprehensive inquiry into patent-assertion entities.
Brian Patrick Eha
Lawmakers Seek FTC Scrutiny of Google's Search Results
Starting a Business

Lawmakers Seek FTC Scrutiny of Google's Search Results

Even wonder why Google's own products and services appear at the top of search results? See how that could change if lawmakers get their way.
Mikal E. Belicove
Q&A: New Fraud and Identity Theft Rules
Technology

Q&A: New Fraud and Identity Theft Rules

Are your customers safe from online scamsters? How to comply with the FTC's new 'Red Flags' program.
FTC Takes Aim at 'Fake News' Websites
Starting a Business

FTC Takes Aim at 'Fake News' Websites

Advertisements framed as newsy websites are starting to draw the ire of the Federal Trade Commission, and with good reason.
Mikal E. Belicove
Finding Your Perfect Franchise
Franchises

Finding Your Perfect Franchise

Ten sure-fire strategies for tracking down the right one -- and five things to avoid.
Gwen Moran