FTC slaps Lenovo on the wrist for selling computers with secret adware

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Spread the loveTweet Guang Niu/Getty Images reader comments 51 Share this story The FTC said Tuesday that it cannot stop computer makers from selling computers that inject ads into webpages to…


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Now the FTC wants a word with Uber

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Spread the loveTweet Enlarge / An Uber car waiting for a rider in Manhattan. reader comments 2 Share this story Adding to the embattled ride-hailing company’s troubles, Uber is now…


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Your favorite Insta celebs aren’t following FTC ad guidelines

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Spread the loveTweet Posting shady advertisements has gotten celebrities into trouble lately. First came the FTC warnings, then came the egregious promotions of the disastrous Fyre Festival where celebrities like…


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AT&T could be punished for unlimited data throttling after all

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Spread the loveTweet Getty Images | ljhimages reader comments 75 Share this story AT&T has been dealt a blow in its attempt to avoid all regulatory oversight from the Federal Trade…


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The federal courts have already given up on net neutrality

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Spread the loveTweet The service providers had requested an en banc review of net neutrality rules, but the DC Circuit Court of Appeals said that would simply be a waste…


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FDA: Stop buying miracle cancer drugs on Instagram

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Spread the loveTweet Nicole Kornspan, a safety officer at the FDA, explains that these drugs are often “a great temptation to jump at anything that appears to offer a chance…


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FCC Chairman outlines his plan to gut net neutrality

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Spread the loveTweet In a roving speech at Washington DC’s Newseum, hosted by the conservative think tank Freedom Works, Pai argued that under president Obama and former FCC chairman Tom…


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FTC tells ‘influencers’ to quit trying to hide the fact that they’re shilling for brands

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Spread the loveTweet The Federal Trade Commission has put dozens of so-called influencers on notice for failing to adequately document the fact that their Instagram and such like posts are…


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FTC letters warn social media stars about advertising labels

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Spread the loveTweet While the FTC did not say who it sent letters to, The Fashion Law notes that Public Citizen’s formal complaint cited big names like the Kardashian/Jenner family,…


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