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The Federal Trade Commission Wants In On Big Data Regulation

The FTC has a tendency to see a role anywhere it wants to see a role.

As described on its website, the FTC has a very broad mandate. 592 more words

Big Data

FTC To Retailers: Drop Your Caffeinated Drawers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked — but at least you can get your money back. 323 more words

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FTC: Caffeinated underwear won't help you lose weight

PORTLAND, Ore. – If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked – but at least you can get your money back. 83 more words

Lifestyle

Talks underway in federal dispute with bitcoin company Butterfly Labs

BY MARK DAVIS

THE KANSAS CITY STAR

This red foam torch carries a message similar to one that the FTC said mocked customers who complained about late or non-existent shipments of bitcoin-generating computers.FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION… 643 more words

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FTC To Retailers: Drop Your Caffeinated Drawers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – If you purchased caffeine-infused underwear because of promises it will make you thinner, federal regulators say you were hoodwinked – but at least you can get your money back. 93 more words

Business

Caffeine-laden clothes did not result in weight loss, FTC says

Does it sound believable that wearing undergarments infused with caffeine would help people lose weight?

While it may sound ridiculous to many,  two companies actually marketed such products, and someone out there in consumer land bought them. 383 more words

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