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Slate
Google Maps Ditches Its Half-Baked Plan to Count How Many Cupcakes You’ll Burn Off by WalkingAs Slate’s April Glaser has written, the Electronic Privacy Information Center
Slate / Posted 44 minutes ago
As Slate’s April Glaser has written, the Electronic Privacy Information Center recently filed a formal complaint to the Federal Trade Commission alleging that Google uses credit card data to track whether online ads lead to in-store purchases—a... Read more
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Kinston Free Press
Health: Clear skin isn't always one of adulthood's privilegesa lot of that stuff." Other purported remedies, such as an iPhone app that clai
Kinston Free Press / Posted an hour ago
a lot of that stuff." Other purported remedies, such as an iPhone app that claimed to heal acne but was smacked down by the Federal Trade Commission as essentially snake oil in 2012, don't do anything at all. Elbuluk recommends you visit a... Read more
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New Bern Sun Journal
Health: Clear skin isn't always one of adulthood's privilegesa lot of that stuff." Other purported remedies, such as an iPhone app that clai
New Bern Sun Journal / Posted 2 hours ago
a lot of that stuff." Other purported remedies, such as an iPhone app that claimed to heal acne but was smacked down by the Federal Trade Commission as essentially snake oil in 2012, don't do anything at all. Elbuluk recommends you visit a... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
Data breach at Twin Cities-based Catholic financial services...TO DO IF YOU WERE HACKED: Catholic United Financial sent information to all me
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 3 hours ago
TO DO IF YOU WERE HACKED: Catholic United Financial sent information to all members about how to proceed if hacked. The Federal Trade Commission offers additional information online at www.identitytheft.gov. Members may also call the company... Read more
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WALB Albany
FTC urges granting of Lee hospital certificateThe Federal Trade Commission has sent a letter to the Georgia Department of Hea
WALB Albany / Posted 4 hours ago
The Federal Trade Commission has sent a letter to the Georgia Department of Health, supporting the Certificate of Need application of the proposed Lee County Hospital. In part, three officials of the FTC state their reasoning for the support of the... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
FTC urges granting of Lee hospital certificateThe Federal Trade Commission has sent a letter to the Georgia Department of Hea
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 4 hours ago
The Federal Trade Commission has sent a letter to the Georgia Department of Health, supporting the Certificate of Need application of the proposed Lee County Hospital. In part, three officials of the FTC state their reasoning for the support of the... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersthe bug. But the issue draws attention to the privacy concerns over "always-on
WSMV Nashville / Posted 15 hours ago
the bug. But the issue draws attention to the privacy concerns over "always-on devices" that listen for wake words. "The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersthe bug. But the issue draws attention to the privacy concerns over "always-on
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 16 hours ago
the bug. But the issue draws attention to the privacy concerns over "always-on devices" that listen for wake words. "The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersthe bug. But the issue draws attention to the privacy concerns over "always-on
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 16 hours ago
the bug. But the issue draws attention to the privacy concerns over "always-on devices" that listen for wake words. "The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersthe bug. But the issue draws attention to the privacy concerns over "always-on
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 16 hours ago
the bug. But the issue draws attention to the privacy concerns over "always-on devices" that listen for wake words. "The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of... Read more
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FOX 5 Las Vegas
Google admits its new smart speaker was eavesdropping on usersthe bug. But the issue draws attention to the privacy concerns over "always-on
FOX 5 Las Vegas / Posted 16 hours ago
the bug. But the issue draws attention to the privacy concerns over "always-on devices" that listen for wake words. "The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice should investigate this incident, as well as the general use of... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
Data breach at Twin Cities credit union may have affected nearly...to do if you were hacked Catholic United Financial sent information to all mem
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 17 hours ago
to do if you were hacked Catholic United Financial sent information to all members about how to proceed if hacked. The Federal Trade Commission offers additional information online at www.identitytheft.gov. Members may also call the credit... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
FTC and 11 states crack down on student loan scamsthe companies of taking more than $95 million in illegal fees in recent years a
Los Angeles Times / Posted 18 hours ago
the companies of taking more than $95 million in illegal fees in recent years and falsely promising debt relief. The Federal Trade Commission, 11 states and the District of Columbia announced Friday that they had filed 36 lawsuits and other... Read more
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CBS News
Why Wall Street is sticking with Equifaxwill "act as a short-term headwind, long-term business trends remain intact." H
CBS News / Posted yesterday
will "act as a short-term headwind, long-term business trends remain intact." He noted that Equifax is facing FBI and Federal Trade Commission investigations, as well as over 100 lawsuits. But he expects insurance should cover some of the... Read more
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Kansas City InfoZine
Nationwide Crackdown on Student Loan Debt Relief Scams The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 11 state attorneys general, are undert
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted 3 days ago
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 11 state attorneys general, are undertaking the first coordinated federal-state law enforcement initiative targeting deceptive student loan debt-relief... Read more
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The Express-Times
Two more towns looking at regional police | Turkeys and Trophiesperformance data," and its systems were not compromised. The company is still b
The Express-Times / Posted 3 days ago
performance data," and its systems were not compromised. The company is still being questioned by Congress, the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission over an extensive data breach that may have compromised the personal information of 145 million... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Security breach reported at Ashland clinicidentity theft to Namaste Health Care and to local law enforcement authorities,
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
identity theft to Namaste Health Care and to local law enforcement authorities, the Missouri Attorney General and/or the Federal Trade Commission officials said. Namaste officials said they regret any inconvenience this incident may cause and... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Racecar driver Ken Tucker found guilty in payday loan scamargued that the terms of the loans were known to customers. Friday's verdict f
Lake Placid News / Posted 3 days ago
argued that the terms of the loans were known to customers. Friday's verdict follows a 2016 case in Nevada in which a federal judge ruled that Tucker and others deceived payday loan consumers and owed the Federal Trade Commission about $1.2 bill... Read more
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The Register Citizen
Three steps Congress could take to help resolve the net neutrality debate – without legislating a fixthe FCC on the public interest would be easier if the Department of Justice’s A
The Register Citizen / Posted 3 days ago
the FCC on the public interest would be easier if the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division or the Federal Trade Commission could guard against internet service providers engaging in monopolistic practices. At present, the... Read more
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Morningstar
Get Organizedunwanted flyers, catalogs, or other solicitations, call the company and ask to
Morningstar / Posted 3 days ago
unwanted flyers, catalogs, or other solicitations, call the company and ask to be removed from the mailing list. This Federal Trade Commission post includes details on opting out of the pre-approved credit card offers that are a frequent... Read more
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FOX 6 Milwaukee
Racecar driver Ken Tucker found guilty in payday loan scama 2016 case in Nevada in which a federal judge ruled that Tucker and others dec
FOX 6 Milwaukee / Posted 3 days ago
a 2016 case in Nevada in which a federal judge ruled that Tucker and others deceived payday loan consumers and owed the Federal Trade Commission about $1.2 billion. Tucker and Muir face as long as 20 years in prison on the most serious charges... Read more
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WHAS TV11 Louisville
Feds, 11 states crack down on companies selling student debt reliefAmerican consumers in exchange for little or no help. The actions, announced F
WHAS TV11 Louisville / Posted 3 days ago
American consumers in exchange for little or no help. The actions, announced Friday as “Operation Game of Loans” by the Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general in 11 states and the District of Columbia, include five new cases, one new... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Racecar driver Ken Tucker found guilty in payday loan scama 2016 case in Nevada in which a federal judge ruled that Tucker and others dec
The Middletown Press / Posted 3 days ago
a 2016 case in Nevada in which a federal judge ruled that Tucker and others deceived payday loan consumers and owed the Federal Trade Commission about $1.2 billion. Tucker and Muir face as long as 20 years in prison on the most serious charges... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Leawood racecar driver Scott Tucker found guilty in payday loan scama 2016 case in Nevada in which a federal judge ruled that Tucker and others dec
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 3 days ago
a 2016 case in Nevada in which a federal judge ruled that Tucker and others deceived payday loan consumers and owed the Federal Trade Commission about $1.2 billion. Tucker and Muir face as long as 20 years in prison on the most serious charges... Read more
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The Register Citizen
Racecar driver Ken Tucker found guilty in payday loan scama 2016 case in Nevada in which a federal judge ruled that Tucker and others dec
The Register Citizen / Posted 3 days ago
a 2016 case in Nevada in which a federal judge ruled that Tucker and others deceived payday loan consumers and owed the Federal Trade Commission about $1.2 billion. Tucker and Muir face as long as 20 years in prison on the most serious charges... Read more
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ABC News
Feds, 11 states crack down on companies selling student debt reliefAmerican consumers in exchange for little or no help. The actions, announced F
ABC News / Posted 3 days ago
American consumers in exchange for little or no help. The actions, announced Friday as “Operation Game of Loans” by the Federal Trade Commission and attorneys general in 11 states and the District of Columbia, include five new cases, one new... Read more
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Times Leader
AG Shapiro part of crackdown on scammers targeting student lendersHARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro — working with the Fede
Times Leader / Posted 3 days ago
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro — working with the Federal Trade Commission and 11 other Attorneys General across the country — announced Friday a coordinated federal-state initiative targeting student loan debt-relief scams,... Read more
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FOX 59 Indianapolis
Better Business Bureau warns consumers of widespread online pet scamoffer. If you feel like you have fell victim to this scam, you can report it h
FOX 59 Indianapolis / Posted 3 days ago
offer. If you feel like you have fell victim to this scam, you can report it here. You can also issue a complain to the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-FTC-HELP. If you sent money through Western Union, MoneyGram or a Green Dot MoneyPak, the... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Beware of student debt relief scamsthe past month for scamming student loan borrowers. Americans have lost at lea
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 3 days ago
the past month for scamming student loan borrowers. Americans have lost at least $95 million to these kinds of scams, the Federal Trade Commission said Friday. About a dozen more companies were named in lawsuits the agency filed earlier this year,... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Beware of student debt relief scamsthe past month for scamming student loan borrowers. Americans have lost at lea
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 3 days ago
the past month for scamming student loan borrowers. Americans have lost at least $95 million to these kinds of scams, the Federal Trade Commission said Friday. About a dozen more companies were named in lawsuits the agency filed earlier this year,... Read more
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News 8000
Beware of student debt relief scamsthe past month for scamming student loan borrowers. Americans have lost at lea
News 8000 / Posted 3 days ago
the past month for scamming student loan borrowers. Americans have lost at least $95 million to these kinds of scams, the Federal Trade Commission said Friday. About a dozen more companies were named in lawsuits the agency filed earlier this year,... Read more
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KECI Missoula
Beware of student debt relief scamsthe past month for scamming student loan borrowers. Americans have lost at lea
KECI Missoula / Posted 3 days ago
the past month for scamming student loan borrowers. Americans have lost at least $95 million to these kinds of scams, the Federal Trade Commission said Friday. About a dozen more companies were named in lawsuits the agency filed earlier this year,... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
California student loan debt relief company deceived consumers, Maryland AG saysto pay off debt,” Frosh said in an announcement Friday. The order is part of a
Baltimore Sun / Posted 3 days ago
to pay off debt,” Frosh said in an announcement Friday. The order is part of a national crackdown in cooperation with the Federal Trade Commission and 12 state attorneys general that is targeting student loan debt relief scams. Scammers are... Read more
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The Hill
Washington's 'unsafe to flush' rule needs to get washed outand should meet the same fate. Given that Kimberly-Clark’s flushable wipes sati
The Hill / Posted 3 days ago
and should meet the same fate. Given that Kimberly-Clark’s flushable wipes satisfy the flushability guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, requiring the company to label its wipes unsafe to flush is neither factual nor... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
FTC, Illinois crack down on student debt relief scamsThe Federal Trade Commission, along with Illinois and 10 other states, on Frida
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
The Federal Trade Commission, along with Illinois and 10 other states, on Friday announced a coordinated crackdown on student loan debt relief scams. The initiative, dubbed Operation Game of Loans, includes 36 actions by the FTC and state attorneys... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
‘Game of Loans’ targets $95M in student debt scamsof Loans” initiative it described as the first coordinated federal-state enforc
Stamford Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
of Loans” initiative it described as the first coordinated federal-state enforcement targeting student-loan debt scams, the Federal Trade Commission took action against three dozen schemes that took in more than $95 million in illegal fees on the... Read more
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Connecticut Post
‘Game of Loans’ targets $95M in student debt scamsof Loans” initiative it described as the first coordinated federal-state enforc
Connecticut Post / Posted 4 days ago
of Loans” initiative it described as the first coordinated federal-state enforcement targeting student-loan debt scams, the Federal Trade Commission took action against three dozen schemes that took in more than $95 million in illegal fees on the... Read more
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Darien News-Review
‘Game of Loans’ targets $95M in student debt scamsof Loans” initiative it described as the first coordinated federal-state enforc
Darien News-Review / Posted 4 days ago
of Loans” initiative it described as the first coordinated federal-state enforcement targeting student-loan debt scams, the Federal Trade Commission took action against three dozen schemes that took in more than $95 million in illegal fees on the... Read more
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FOX Business
If You Think the Equifax Data Breach Is Scary, Check Out This Statisticto be adversely affected to the point where that person is denied access to cre
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
to be adversely affected to the point where that person is denied access to credit or a loan. A more recent study from the Federal Trade Commission in 2013 found errors in 21% of all credit reports, with 5% of them being serious. Still, that's more... Read more
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FOX Business
If You Think the Equifax Data Breach Is Scary, Check Out This Statisticto be adversely affected to the point where that person is denied access to cre
FOX Business / Posted 4 days ago
to be adversely affected to the point where that person is denied access to credit or a loan. A more recent study from the Federal Trade Commission in 2013 found errors in 21% of all credit reports, with 5% of them being serious. Still, that's more... Read more
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Philly.com
Can technology thwart violent ATM crimes, save lives?Zingher says. Legislation to mandate financial institutions to use the technol
Philly.com / Posted 4 days ago
Zingher says. Legislation to mandate financial institutions to use the technology for consumer safety has failed. The Federal Trade Commission, ordered to study ATM crimes and safety technology, concluded in a 2010 report that the data and... Read more
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CBC.ca
RCMP says free trial scams are fraudulent, but credit card companies make victims payonline, whether it's face cream, garcinia cambogia, weight-loss pills or teeth-
CBC.ca / Posted 4 days ago
online, whether it's face cream, garcinia cambogia, weight-loss pills or teeth-whitening products. As the U.S.-based Federal Trade Commission has pointed out, the products used in subscription traps are largely irrelevant; the primary... Read more
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International Business Times
Equifax's website served up malicious adware disguised as a fake Adobe Flash Player update personal data. The firm has been hit with multiple lawsuits and is facing probe
International Business Times / Posted 4 days ago
personal data. The firm has been hit with multiple lawsuits and is facing probes by multiple states, Congress, the FBI, the Federal Trade Commission and, reportedly, the Justice Department. The company said hackers exploited a months-old unpatched... Read more
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The Columbian
Equifax says it’s looking into another possible hackEquifax first disclosed that breach in September. But lawmakers and several fed
The Columbian / Posted 4 days ago
Equifax first disclosed that breach in September. But lawmakers and several federal agencies, including the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission, are investigating the company’s response to the breach, why it took Equifax more than a month to... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Judge’s order ends Valero bid for petroleum terminalsstorage and distribution terminals from Plains All American Pipeline would help
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
storage and distribution terminals from Plains All American Pipeline would help consumers. The company noted that the Federal Trade Commission, which shares oversight of antitrust enforcement for the federal government, had not challenged the... Read more
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The Hill
Ellison asks FTC to release 2013 Google antitrust investigationRep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Co
The Hill / Posted 4 days ago
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, wants the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to provide more information regarding its antitrust assessment of Google in 2013. In a letter to Republican FTC acting... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
Equifax says it's looking into another possible hackEquifax first disclosed that breach in September. But lawmakers and several fed
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
Equifax first disclosed that breach in September. But lawmakers and several federal agencies, including the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission, are investigating the company's response to the breach, why it took Equifax more than a month to... Read more
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Al.com
Equifax possibly hacked again, weeks after data breachEquifax first disclosed that breach in September. But lawmakers and several fed
Al.com / Posted 4 days ago
Equifax first disclosed that breach in September. But lawmakers and several federal agencies, including the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission, are investigating the company's response to the breach, why it took Equifax more than a month to... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Equifax says it’s looking into another possible hackEquifax first disclosed that breach in September. But lawmakers and several fed
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 4 days ago
Equifax first disclosed that breach in September. But lawmakers and several federal agencies, including the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission, are investigating the company’s response to the breach, why it took Equifax more than a month to... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
Investors save Kokomo building from tax sale6 Investigates raised questions about the developer’s past back in 2014, includ
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 4 days ago
6 Investigates raised questions about the developer’s past back in 2014, including that Broughton settled charges with the Federal Trade Commission and is banned from providing mortgage loan modification and foreclosure relief services, although... Read more
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