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  1. FTC Workshop 'Blurred Lines: Advertising or Content?' to Examine Native Ads

    The practice has blossomed online in the form of native advertising, but now the Federal Trade Commission is poised to step in with new regulations. Publishers and advertisers have purposefully deceived consumers for decades with ads meant to look...

  2. FTC: Mobile App Developers Still Failing to Protect Kids

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a report on mobile apps for children that criticizes their trampling of kids' privacy. It informs apps developers that the FTC is launching non-public investigations into whether some "entities in the...

  3. Facebook Wants to Welcome Kids Under Age 13 to Social Network

    At the time, Federal Trade Commission chair Jon Leibowitz told Consumer Reports, “We are very concerned about kids eliding around COPPA’s restrictions. COPPA is the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, which prohibits sites...

  4. Google Blames FCC for Street View Investigation Delays

    Although Google appears to be clear of the Street View mess, the Federal Trade Commission is expected to fine Google for bypassing Safari’s privacy settings, possibly by mid-May, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

  5. Google Engages in Misleading, Deceptive Conduct with AdWords: Australian Court

    They were ordered to pay the ACCC’s court costs, but no financial penalty is warranted under the Trade Practices Act. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission filed suit over paid advertisements that misled consumers by showing...

  6. Last Ditch Efforts to Halt New Google Privacy Policy

    Federal Trade Commission late last week. Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin from the Commission Nationale de L'informatique et Des Libertes (CNIL), which is leading the Article 29 Working Party's investigation into Google's changes, said Google’s new...

  7. Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Working With White House on Do No Track Browsing

    Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and AOL are on board with a new White House “Do Not Track” technology plan that will give more control to users and more power to the Federal Trade Commission. Meanwhile, a lawsuit was filed in federal court in Delaware...

  8. FTC on Mobile Apps: Will Android, Apple Please Think of the Children?

    The Federal Trade Commission has released the results of a staff report complaining that mobile applications for children lack privacy policies and disclosure. In August 2011, W3 Innovations, LLC, doing business under the less-than-encouraging...

  9. US Senators Ask FTC to Launch Formal Anti-trust Investigation into Google

    Two US senators have asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to launch a formal anti-trust investigation into Google. While we take no position on the ultimate legality of Google's practices under the anti-trust laws and the FTC Act, we believe...

  10. Renewed Calls for Privacy Law Following Facebook FTC Settlement

    Facebook shared user IDs with advertisers, allowing them to tie Facebook data to information gleaned about users on other sites, according to the Federal Trade Commission, which unveiled a privacy settlement with the company yesterday.

  11. Facebook Fixes Cookie Issues as Lawmakers Urge FTC Privacy Probe

    We believe that an investigation of Facebook tracking its users even after they log out falls within the FTC's mandate as stipulated in Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act with respect to protecting Americans from 'unfair and deceptive...

  12. Baidu's Profit Increases 91% in Third Quarter 2008

    Further information regarding these and other risks is included in our annual report on Form 20-F and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in...

  13. SEO Mos Def Busted by WA State Atty General: $450,000 Penalty Looms

    The Federal Trade Commission and Better Business Bureau also received complaints. The Attorney General's Office sued Internet Advancement in August 2004, accusing the company of violating the state Consumer Protection Act and Unsolicited Electronic...

  14. EFF Asks FTC To Limit How Long AOL Can Store Search Records

    Federal Trade Commission to investigate I did see that you want federal laws to expand to cover them, but what happened with AOL could happen with the others as well. We had a specific complaint about AOL--we think this disclosure violated their...

  15. Search Engines And Legal Issues

    The US Federal Trade Commission extends its authority to include regulating misleading search results, taking action against two companies accused of tricking consumers. A group backed by consumer advocate Ralph Nader believes so, and it's asking...