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Should ad blockers be legal?

Do you like the idea of an internet without advertising? You can join the soaring ranks of people who install ad blocking software to scrub out banners, pop-ups, and more. 683 more words

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Feds halt $28 million sweepstakes scam based in Fort Lauderdale

Don’t fall for for a sweepstakes letter stating you have won a large cash prize, and all you need to do to collect the money is to send a $20 to $30 fee. 538 more words

Pet meds industry offers lots of choices for pet owners, FTC says

Americans love pets, and 65 percent of U.S households have one. That translates into big bucks for those who sell products for pets.

Of the nearly $56 billion that consumers spent on their pets in 2013, $7.6 billion was spent on prescription and over-the-the-counter medications for dogs and cats, the Federal Trade Commission said today. 272 more words

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For-Profit Educator Ashworth College Settles FTC Charges It Misrepresented Career Opportunities, Transfer Credits

Federal regulators’ crackdown on the for-profit education industry continued today as Georgia-based Ashworth College agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges the company misled students about career training and credit transfers. 586 more words

The FTC, not the FCC, Should Police Internet Abuses

The FCC’s proposed “Open Internet Order,” which would impose heavy-handed “common carrier” regulation of Internet service providers (the Order is being appealed… 782 more words

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