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I know a lot of people have been waiting on this post (judging only by the comments I got on my abs posts on Instagram… 645 more words

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FTC's Brill: New laws needed to protect consumer health data

Even as cries for simplification and clarification of health-data rules grow louder, one Federal Trade commissioner remains deeply concerned about the privacy and security implications of apps and devices that collect info directly from consumers. 684 more words


Feds shut down Florida diploma mill

A  Florida diploma mill that allegedly made $11 million selling fake high school diplomas online to consumers nationwide has been been temporarily shut down, the Federal Trade Commission said today. 401 more words


FTC: No, You Probably Can't Lose 20 Pounds By Using An Ab Glider For Three Minutes A Day

No matter how old a Federal Trade Commission consent order is, if you break it you’re bound to pay a pretty stiff penalty. Just ask the folks over at ICON Health & Fitness Inc. 321 more words

Ab Glider firm to pay $3 million for deceptive ads

Can you lose weight by exercising three minutes a day with the heavily-advertised ab Glider?

Sadly, no. Weight loss takes more than that alone.  Now the company that makes and markets the device has agreed to pay $3 million in civil penalties to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated a 1997 FTC order. 262 more words


FTC: Yelp To Pay $450,000 For Collecting Personal Information From Children

With each new settlement the Federal Trade Commission announces, it appears more likely that mobile apps and children just don’t go together. In the most recent case, Yelp settled allegations that it improperly collected children’s’ personal information – a big no-no that means the online review site will pay hundred of thousands of dollars to rectify. 387 more words