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The Express-Times
Icy rescue in Harmony saves a deer | Turkeys and Trophiesflu, and the epidemic is hitting New Jersey particularly hard, according to a s
The Express-Times / Posted 2 days ago
flu, and the epidemic is hitting New Jersey particularly hard, according to a survey by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC received 3,593 complaints per 100,000 residents from New Jersey, the highest rate in the nation. Pennsylvania was in 25th... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
How robo-call moguls outwitted the government and completely wrecked the Do Not Call listbe directed to a call center, which often meant one or two of Jones� underlings
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
be directed to a call center, which often meant one or two of Jones� underlings sitting in a room in Irvine, Calif. The FTC was investigating Jones� empire and had called him to Washington to testify under oath. The companies affiliated with... Read more
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CNET
home delivery is coming to every major retailer. Blame August Home CEO Jason JohnsonWe have a very large installed base of August Smart Locks. We're the largest sm
CNET / Posted 3 days ago
We have a very large installed base of August Smart Locks. We're the largest smart lock provider. I know because the FTC told me so. Everybody who has an August Lock is going to be able to use those existing locks with those companies. People... Read more
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KHSL Chico-Redding
Local woman warns residents of phone scam claiming to be IRScredit card numbers or debit card numbers." Unfortunately this is nothing new
KHSL Chico-Redding / Posted 4 days ago
credit card numbers or debit card numbers." Unfortunately this is nothing new tax season means scam season. You can stay up to date on all the latest scams being reported by signing-up for alerts from the FTC. We have a news link on our we... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
How robo-call moguls outwitted the government and completely...directed to a call center, which often meant one or two of Jones' underlings si
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
directed to a call center, which often meant one or two of Jones' underlings sitting in a room in Irvine, California. The FTC was investigating Jones' empire and had called him to Washington to testify under oath. The companies affiliated with... Read more
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Washington Post
How robo-callers outwitted the government and completely wrecked the Do Not Call listbe directed to a call center, which often meant one or two of Jones’s underling
Washington Post / Posted 4 days ago
be directed to a call center, which often meant one or two of Jones’s underlings sitting in a room in Irvine, Calif. The FTC was investigating Jones’s empire and had called him to Washington to testify under oath. The companies affiliated with... Read more
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NBC 29 Charlottesville
Warner, Warren Introduce Legislation to Hold Credit Reporting Agencies AccountableEquifax—accountable for data breaches involving consumer data. The bill would g
NBC 29 Charlottesville / Posted 4 days ago
Equifax—accountable for data breaches involving consumer data. The bill would give the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) more direct supervisory authority over data security at CRAs, impose mandatory penalties on CRAs to incentivize adequate... Read more
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TribLIVE
Judge releases money for online tech support scam victimscomputer performance worse, the lawsuit says. They defrauded consumers out of
TribLIVE / Posted 5 days ago
computer performance worse, the lawsuit says. They defrauded consumers out of more than $17 million, according to the FTC. The entities involved identified themselves as Click4Support LLC, iSourceUSA LLC, UBERTECHSUPPORT, Innovazion Inc.,... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
FTC says InfoCision telemarketers misled consumerscampaigns reaching consumers nationwide on behalf of charitable organizations.
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 5 days ago
campaigns reaching consumers nationwide on behalf of charitable organizations. In some of those campaigns, the FTC alleges, InfoCision’s telemarketers called consumers and told them at the start of the call that they were not calling to... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Austintown man targeted by feds for ‘revenge porn’ siteto get material removed if they paid a fee. He is also ordered to pay $15,000
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 5 days ago
to get material removed if they paid a fee. He is also ordered to pay $15,000 of a $205,000 judgement against him to the FTC and state of Nevada, with the rest suspended because of his financial situation. MyEx.com solicited intimate pictures... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Scam victims who paid via Western Union may be eligible for refundsand admitted aiding and abetting wire fraud by facilitating payment to scammers
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 5 days ago
and admitted aiding and abetting wire fraud by facilitating payment to scammers via wire transfers, according to the FTC website. The Department of Justice is now using that money to provide refunds to people who were tricked into using... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
A'town man agrees to remove, destroy pics from 'revenge porn' site, pay fineInfante from charging takedown fees. He is also ordered to pay $15,000 of a $2
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 5 days ago
Infante from charging takedown fees. He is also ordered to pay $15,000 of a $205,000 judgement against him to the FTC and state of Nevada, with the rest suspended because of his financial situation. Read more about the matter in... Read more
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CNET
Elizabeth Warren's bill would fine the next Equifax for data breachWarren, D-Mass., talk before a Senate hearing in 2015. On Wednesday, the senato
CNET / Posted 5 days ago
Warren, D-Mass., talk before a Senate hearing in 2015. On Wednesday, the senators introduced legislation that would let the FTC fine credit reporting agencies in the event of a data breach. Two Democratic senators want to make the law tougher on... Read more
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CNET
Uber to New York drivers: Okay, we'll settle the lawsuit for $3Mby the US Federal Trade Commission over reportedly exaggerating how much money
CNET / Posted 5 days ago
by the US Federal Trade Commission over reportedly exaggerating how much money drivers could make. Uber settled with the FTC for $20 million, which was distributed to affected drivers, along with an agreement to no longer make false, misleading... Read more
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CNET
Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Mark Warner propose law that would fine the next Equifax for data breachWarren, D-Mass., talk before a Senate hearing in 2015. On Wednesday, the senato
CNET / Posted 5 days ago
Warren, D-Mass., talk before a Senate hearing in 2015. On Wednesday, the senators introduced legislation that would let the FTC fine credit reporting agencies in the event of a data breach. Two Democratic senators want to make the law tougher on... Read more
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The Hill
GOP senator presses Apple over phone slowdowns | YouTube cancels projects with Logan Paul after suicide video | CEOs push for DACA fix | Bill would punish credit agencies for breachesacross the country." The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act would pro
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
across the country." The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act would provide the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with more direct supervisory authority over data security at the agencies, as well as impose penalties on credit... Read more
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The Hill
Florida decision puts Trump drilling plan on shaky ground | Trump floats staying in Paris climate deal | Dems rush into net neutrality fightcongressional Republicans. The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act wou
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
congressional Republicans. The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act would provide the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with more direct supervisory authority over data security at the agencies, as well as impose penalties on the agencies... Read more
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The Hill
Mueller adds cyber prosecutor to Russia team | DHS steps up election security aid to states | Dem bill would punish credit reporting firms for breachesLEGISLATIVE UPDATES: The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act would pro
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
LEGISLATIVE UPDATES: The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act would provide the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with additional direct supervisory authority over data security at the agencies, as well as impose penalties and provide... Read more
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The Hill
Blue-state Republicans push tax law changes | Canada worried Trump will withdraw from NAFTA | Chamber's Donohue says withdrawal from NAFTA would be 'grave mistake'the Equifax data breach.The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act would p
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
the Equifax data breach.The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act would provide the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with additional direct supervisory authority over data security at the agencies, as well as imposing penalties on the... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Austintown man accused of operating “revenge porn” websitethe time they were taken, the complaint says. It accuses Infante, Shad “John”
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 5 days ago
the time they were taken, the complaint says. It accuses Infante, Shad “John” Applegate a.k.a. Shad Cotelli and one or more unknown parties with violating the FTC act which prohibits “unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting comme... Read more
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The Hill
Senate Dems' bill would penalize credit reporting agencies for breachesThe Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act would provide the Federal Trade
The Hill / Posted 5 days ago
The Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act would provide the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with additional direct supervisory authority over data security the agencies, as well as imposing penalties on the agencies and providing consumers with... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
Austintown man accused of running 'revenge porn' websiteinformation. Infante has now agreed to a permanent ban on posting intimate ima
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 5 days ago
information. Infante has now agreed to a permanent ban on posting intimate images without consent, according to the FTC. In addition to Infante, a federal complaint names EMP Media, Inc., Shad "John" Applegate of Henderson, also known as... Read more
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NJ.com
Upset over telemarketers? Nobody kvetches more about them than the people of Jersey!in New Jersey," said Susan Grant, director of consumer protection and privacy a
NJ.com / Posted 5 days ago
in New Jersey," said Susan Grant, director of consumer protection and privacy at the Consumer Federation of America. The FTC got 3,593 calls per 100,000 population from Garden State residents. In second place was Delaware with 2,909. The two... Read more
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CBS News
How to tame household privacy threats from toys— Americans could be broadcasting everything from their intimate moments to the
CBS News / Posted 6 days ago
— Americans could be broadcasting everything from their intimate moments to their bank account passwords. Indeed, the FTC's action on Monday was spurred by a 2015 data breach at VTech, which makes a host of internet-connected educational toys.... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Doctors claim 21st Century Oncology illegally enforced contractsthe market that's not always the case. In Nevada cardiologists of one company w
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 6 days ago
the market that's not always the case. In Nevada cardiologists of one company were released from their contracts after the FTC determined the market did not have enough competitive practices. 21st Century Oncology has settled three cases with the... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Will President Oprah bring her quacks with her to the White House?study that was later retracted and resulted in the company’s $3.5-million settl
Los Angeles Times / Posted 6 days ago
study that was later retracted and resulted in the company’s $3.5-million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC noted at the time that “the study was so hopelessly flawed that no reliable conclusions could be drawn from it.” The... Read more
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Daily Mail
Toy company VTech to pay $650,000 to settle children's privacy chargeshack Toy company VTech has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle charges brought ab
Daily Mail / Posted 6 days ago
hack Toy company VTech has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle charges brought about by the Federal Trade Commission The FTC said the toy company illegally collected personal information without providing sufficient notice of its policies or... Read more
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WAOW Wausau
Electronic toy company VTech to pay $650,000 over child's privacy rule violationsallegedly collecting "personal information of hundreds of thousands of children
WAOW Wausau / Posted 6 days ago
allegedly collecting "personal information of hundreds of thousands of children" through its Kid Connect mobile app. The FTC says the company did so "without providing direct notice and obtaining their parent's consent." The personal information... Read more
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New York Daily News
Intel CEO addresses security flaw in its chipsfrom children without getting consent from a verified parent and didn't do enou
New York Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
from children without getting consent from a verified parent and didn't do enough to protect the data it collected. The FTC says that the VTech settlement is the first privacy and security case related to toys connected to the internet. Such... Read more
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New York Daily News
Robots rebel against their corporate mastersinformation from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough
New York Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
information from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough to protect the data it collected. The FTC says that the VTech settlement is the first privacy and security case related to toys connected to the internet. Such... Read more
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Daily Mail
Belichick 'absolutely' intends to return as Patriots coachtested and the supposed study never existed, as he later admitted. According t
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
tested and the supposed study never existed, as he later admitted. According to Boston Magazine, Guerrero was told by the FTC to stop referring to himself as a doctor. The publication also revealed that Guerrero's degree in Chinese medicine came... Read more
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CircleID
Senate Bill to Reverse FCC Decision to Repeal Net Neutrality Received Its 30th Co-Sponsorrules, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital lands
CircleID / Posted 7 days ago
rules, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape. more The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have announced plans to coordinate efforts for online consumer protection... Read more
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KTVN Reno
HTC has new headset for exploring virtual worldsinformation from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough
KTVN Reno / Posted 7 days ago
information from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough to protect the data it collected. The FTC says that the VTech settlement is the first privacy and security case related to toys connected to the internet. Such... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Toy maker VTech to pay $650,000 to settle FTC allegations of children's privacy violationsfailed to protect the data it collected, enabling a hacker to gain access in la
Los Angeles Times / Posted 7 days ago
failed to protect the data it collected, enabling a hacker to gain access in late 2015. The children’s privacy case was FTC’s first involving internet-connected toys, said Tom Pahl, acting director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. It... Read more
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New York Daily News
HTC has new headset for exploring virtual worldsinformation from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough
New York Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
information from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough to protect the data it collected. The FTC says that the VTech settlement is the first privacy and security case related to toys connected to the internet. Such... Read more
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The Janesville Gazette
HTC has new headset for exploring virtual worldsinformation from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough
The Janesville Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
information from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough to protect the data it collected. The FTC says that the VTech settlement is the first privacy and security case related to toys connected to the internet. Such... Read more
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New York Daily News
Plan to guide drivers to vacant parking spotsinformation from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough
New York Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
information from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough to protect the data it collected. The FTC says that the VTech settlement is the first privacy and security case related to toys connected to the internet. Such... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Toy-maker VTech to pay $650,000 to settle FTC charges over children's privacy violationsit collected, allowing a hacker to gain access in late 2015, according to the c
Chicago Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
it collected, allowing a hacker to gain access in late 2015, according to the complaint. The children’s privacy case was FTC’s first involving internet-connected toys, said Tom Pahl, acting director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. It... Read more
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KTVN Reno
Plan to guide drivers to vacant parking spotsinformation from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough
KTVN Reno / Posted 7 days ago
information from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough to protect the data it collected. The FTC says that the VTech settlement is the first privacy and security case related to toys connected to the internet. Such... Read more
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New York Daily News
Autos overshadow the small at CES tech showinformation from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough
New York Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
information from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough to protect the data it collected. The FTC says that the VTech settlement is the first privacy and security case related to toys connected to the internet. Such... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Robot fails to respond at LG's CES unveil eventinformation from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 7 days ago
information from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough to protect the data it collected. The FTC says that the VTech settlement is the first privacy and security case related to toys connected to the internet. Such... Read more
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Island Packet
Autos overshadow the small at CES tech showinformation from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough
Island Packet / Posted 7 days ago
information from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough to protect the data it collected. The FTC says that the VTech settlement is the first privacy and security case related to toys connected to the internet. Such... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Robot fails to respond at LG's CES unveil eventinformation from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 7 days ago
information from children without getting parental consent and didn't do enough to protect the data it collected. The FTC says that the VTech settlement is the first privacy and security case related to toys connected to the internet. Such... Read more
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CNET
The FTC investigated toy maker VTech for hack of Learning Lodge databasealso found security flaws in talking Mattel toy Hello Barbie. According to a l
CNET / Posted 7 days ago
also found security flaws in talking Mattel toy Hello Barbie. According to a lawsuit filed Monday with the settlement, the FTC investigated VTech for violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The law requires companies to notify... Read more
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CNET
Identity-theft protection firm LifeLock again facing charges from FTCLifeLock CEO Todd Davis. The company is again facing charges from the FTC. Life
CNET / Posted 7 days ago
LifeLock CEO Todd Davis. The company is again facing charges from the FTC. LifeLock LifeLock -- the security company that famously touted its identity-theft protection services by flaunting its CEO's Social Security number in ads ( only to then see... Read more
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The Hill
Tech world descends on Las Vegasparticipate in a roundtable discussion on what 2018 holds for tech regulatory p
The Hill / Posted 8 days ago
participate in a roundtable discussion on what 2018 holds for tech regulatory policy. They will be joined in that talk by FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny and David Redl, the head of the National Telecommunications and Information... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
'phantom debts' haunt millions for money they don't oweloans. When Therrien called, Rowland said he was sorry—and kept talking. His li
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 8 days ago
loans. When Therrien called, Rowland said he was sorry—and kept talking. His life was falling apart. He'd been sued by the FTC over his lending practices, he'd lost all his money, and his wife was leaving him. Therrien sympathized. He sensed... Read more
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CircleID
California Introduces Its Own Net Neutrality Bill; Similar Bills in Progress for WA and New Yorkrules, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital lands
CircleID / Posted 8 days ago
rules, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape. more The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have announced plans to coordinate efforts for online consumer protection... Read more
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Daily Mail
Bill Belichick 'wants to be the Giants coach' and 'sees an opening'tested and the supposed study never existed, as he later admitted. According t
Daily Mail / Posted 9 days ago
tested and the supposed study never existed, as he later admitted. According to Boston Magazine, Guerrero was told by the FTC to stop referring to himself as a doctor. The publication also revealed that Guerrero's degree in Chinese medicine came... Read more
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FOX Business
NVIDIA Corporation vs. Qualcommalong with BlackBerry last fiscal year, there are two remaining issues to be se
FOX Business / Posted 9 days ago
along with BlackBerry last fiscal year, there are two remaining issues to be settled. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has brought suit against Qualcomm. But the issue hurting Qualcomm today is with longtime customer Apple withholding... Read more
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