Amazon Will Pay Over $30 Million For Alleged Privacy Violations With Amazon Ring and Alexa Devices
The Federal Trade Commission has accused Amazon of violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (COPPA Rule) in regard to its data deletion practices.
FTC Cracks Down on Student Loan Schemes That Scammed Borrowers Out of $12 Million
The two companies claimed to be affiliated with the Department of Education.
'Click to Cancel' Rule Could End the Cycle of Subscription Traps
The Federal Trade Commission proposed a new rule that intends to make it just as easy for subscribers to cancel their subscriptions as it was to sign up.
'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Is Allegedly Disregarding His Pharmaceutical Industry Ban and His $64.6 Million Penalty – And the FTC Isn't Pleased
Shkreli was released from prison in May after serving five years for security fraud.
Fortnite Developer Epic Games Fined in Record-Breaking $520 Million Settlement Over Children's Privacy, 'Dark Practices'
The federal agency plans to set up a website for consumer refunds for certain unauthorized purchases on the platform in the Epic Games Store and in Fortnite.
The FTC Is Suing Microsoft to Block It From Purchasing Activision Blizzard, a Video Game Holding Company
The Federal Trade Commission said it could be negative for competition in the gaming sector.
Amazon Drivers to Receive Nearly $60 Million in Withheld Tips After Tech Giant Reaches Settlement With FTC
The FTC brought a lawsuit against Amazon and its subsidiary, Amazon Logistics, in 2021, claiming that the e-commerce company had not fully paid tips to drivers in its Amazon Flex program.
FTC: Don't Fall for COVID 'Vaccine Survey' Scams
No legitimate surveys ask for credit card or bank account details to pay for a 'free' reward.
'Fyre' Danger! 7 Ways Influencers, Brands and Agencies Can Avoid Getting Burned for Not Disclosing Endorsements
Is your company promoting itself via influencers? Tread very, very carefully. The FTC is watching.
Perpetrators of Crowdfunding Fraud Can't Hide From The Law Forever
For years, crowdfunding has been a bit like the Wild West of finance. But as the industry continues to grow, state and federal authorities are catching up to abusers of the system.
Why the FTC's Influencer Disclosure Policy Is Completely Off Target
The FTC's new guidelines won't impact micro-influencers, who know they can skirt the rules without getting caught.
Qualcomm, in Deals With Apple and Others, Violated Competition Laws, Says FTC
The chip manufacturer's exclusive agreement with the iPhone maker unfairly locked out competitors, the FTC said.
The FTC Is Skeptical When Celebrities Are Paid to Like Your Product
The Federal Trade Commission has launched investigations into a number of big-name brands it says have bent the rules governing paid celebrity endorsements.
FTC Wants Better Disclosures for Sponsored Social Media Posts
If a company is paying you to shill a product on social media, you better do more than write a little #ad hashtag at the very end of your post.
How Staples Plans to Come Back After U.S. Killed Office Depot Merger
The office supplies giant is going after smaller companies.