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Millions of British Safari users able to sue Google over secretly-dropped cookies

UK Safari users have been given the go-ahead to sue Google for continuing to drop cookies on their devices even after they had refused permission through their browser settings. 332 more words


DIRECTV rate hike adds gas to fire of FTC deception allegations

You might think that, whatever the downside of a two-year TV contract, at least it protects you against monthly rate increases. If so, stay tuned for a sobering smack of schooling from DIRECTV. 406 more words


"Yellow pages" scammers took millions from small businesses

A “yellow pages” scam that targeted small businesses and nonprofits in the U.S.  and bilked  them of millions of dollars has been halted,  the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday. 131 more words


Authorities go after crooked car deals in national crackdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nationwide crackdown on auto dealers has turned up widespread evidence of false ads, deceptive loans and fake odometer readings.

An investigation led by the Federal Trade Commission and law enforcement has led to 252 enforcement actions and $2.6 million in consumer refunds and fees. 103 more words


FTC's Auto Industry Crackdown Includes Deceptive Advertising, Fraudulent Add-Ons & Improper Loan Modifications

A two-country crackdown on auto dealers’ deceptive, fraudulent practices culminated in six enforcement actions brought by the Federal Trade Commission resulting in more than $2.6 million in judgements and consumer refunds. 1,068 more words

Feds shut down Lake Worth auto loan firm in sweeping crackdown

A Lake Worth auto loan operation has been shut down as part of a sweeping nationwide and cross-border  crackdown on deception and fraud in auto sales, financing and leasing, the Federal Trade Commission said today. 393 more words


FTC denies that decision to clear Google of antitrust charges was "a close call"

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a statement denying the WSJ‘s suggestion that the decision to clear Google of anti-competitive behavior was “a close call.” 188 more words

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