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Court Shuts Down $11 Million High School Diploma Mill

Not everyone graduates from high school, but for nearly a decade, a company in Florida has been offering what it claims are “official” diplomas from “accredited” schools to consumers who took an online test (and paid betweeen $200 to $300). 472 more words

FTC Mandates Refunds for Online Backorders Over 30 Days

By now, most everyone has an e-retail horror story.

Mine happened several years ago when I ordered a sale priced flat-screen TV from a major tech website. 338 more words

Mobile game developer TinyCo apologizes to the feds for improper marketing toward children

Mobile game developer TinyCo is sorry.

The San Francisco-based iOS and Android studio settled with the Federal Trade Commission yesterday and apologized for its transgression. TinyCo paid a $300,000 fine for violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. 393 more words


Keys to Fossil Ridge vs. Rocky Mountain football game

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The Fossil Ridge and Rocky Mountain High School football teams are off to ideal starts to the season. 272 more words


NY Times Notes Growth of Healthcare Mergers and FTC Enforcement

The New York Times reports that the FTC is using and will continue to use antitrust laws (the Clayton Act, in particular) to monitor and slow hospital mergers.


Feds officially kick off campaign to nail COPPA violators. Here's why you should care

The feds have officially kicked off their hotly anticipated crackdown on IT firms violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

The first two victims are review site… 666 more words