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Socially Acceptable: Disclosure on Social Media

I’ve previously discussed the importance of disclosure – that is, making it clear as a day if compensation of any kind occurred for a piece of content, per Federal Trade Commission guidelines. 394 more words

Social Media

Microsoft sues fake tech support service, warns of holiday scams

Microsoft filed a lawsuit on Thursday against a bogus tech support service that allegedly used the company’s name to persuade victims, many of them seniors, to pay hundreds of dollars for worthless advice or even viruses. 443 more words

FTC Commissioner Looks Back, and Ahead, on Patent Litigation Reform Efforts

Commissioner Julie Brill of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offered some interesting year-end thoughts on abusive litigation by patent-assertion entities (“PAE”, or to some, “patent trolls”) in a… 453 more words

Preserving Innovation/Intellectual Property

Snapchat's Evan Spiegel: Our secrets are sacred, but yours aren't

Yesterday, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel became the latest high-profile victim of the ever-worsening Sony hack, which revealed personal emails, social security numbers, full unreleased movies, and a host of other materials. 785 more words

Tech

Sprint Sued by Feds Over "Cramming" as FCC Readies $105 Million Fine

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued Sprint on Wednesday, alleging that for years the wireless carrier profited by allowing third parties to tack millions of dollars in unauthorized charges onto subscribers’ bills. 340 more words

Mobile

Butterfly Labs Permitted To Resume Full Operations

The embattled Bitcoin mining company Butterfly Labs will soon resume full operations as it continues its fight with the FTC.

Read the full article here: http://thecoinfront.com/butterfly-labs-permitted-to-resume-full-operations/

Judge lifts federal control of Butterfly Labs but keeps a cautious eye

By: Cyrus Farivar

An embattled Bitcoin miner manufacturer is set to find out exactly how it will be able to retake its corporate reins after having been placed under federal receivership. 567 more words

Law