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FTC and Facebook Come to Privacy Agreement

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Facebook and privacy concerns have been walking hand in hand for years now, and now the social media giant has agreed to tighter controls by the Federal Trade Commission, including regular privacy audits conducted by an independent agency biannually for the next 20 years. The agreement comes between the FTC and Facebook on the heels […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

December 2nd, 2011 at 5:32 am

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Reebok Settling Deceptive Advertising Complaint Over Toning Shoes for $25 Million

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Reebok International Ltd. has agreed to pay $25 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint alleging deceptive advertising practices with regard to the company’s “toning shoes.” Reebok advertised its EasyTone and RunTone lines as containing special soles that created “micro instability,” toning and strengthening muscles by simply walking or running, but the FTC […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

October 7th, 2011 at 10:57 am

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FTC Holding Free Workshop on Facial Recognition Technology

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced that it’s hosting a free workshop in Washington, D.C. on December 8, 2011 to discuss facial recognition technology “and the privacy and security implications raised by its increasing use.” Facebook’s recent adoption of facial recognition technology for photos on the site has seemed to spark a large amount […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

September 22nd, 2011 at 11:18 am

FTC Proposes Changes to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

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Accept/delete (tracking) cookies by stallio on Flickr The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently proposed changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) that would further restrict the kinds of personal information websites could collect from users under 13 years old; the proposed amendments are intended to address issues that have come up in the […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

September 19th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Posted in Internet Law,Privacy

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Obama Administration Pushes for Internet Privacy Legislation

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The Obama Administration is taking some bold steps in the area of Internet privacy that would not only create new legislation but also a new position to oversee the changes, which would involve the dissemination of consumer data. Indeed, a task force headed by Cameron Kerry, brother of Sen. John Kerry, and Christopher Schroeder, assistant […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

November 15th, 2010 at 6:37 am

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AçaiPure Company’s Assets Frozen in FTC Lawsuit

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In response to a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lawsuit, a federal district court judge in Chicago has frozen the assets of Central Coast Nutraceuticals, an Arizona company that offers “free” samples of açai (ah-sah-EE) berry products marketed as weight loss supplements. According to the pleadings, the company offered a “risk-free” 30-day trial of AcaiPure and […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 17th, 2010 at 9:28 am

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