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Fears of the Web's Dark Side—Strangely—Are Not Growing

Americans are ever so slightly less concerned about their email getting breached this year than they were in 2014. How weird is that?

When a survey on the topic was conducted in March, it hadn’t been long since the Office of Personnel Management… 713 more words


The FTC’s PAE Study Recommendations: Case Not Proven

On October 6, 2016, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued Patent Assertion Entity Activity: An FTC Study (PAE Study), its much-anticipated report on patent assertion entity (PAE) activity.  1,945 more words

Federal Trade Commission

Feds Go After Online 'Free Trials' That Aren't

(ABC News)–A group of California-based marketers who pitched online “free trials” of skin care products has been permanently barred from using the deceptive marketing and billing practices — some you might’ve seen pop up online. 449 more words


DeVry University Must Stop Claiming That 90% Of Grads Get Jobs

Many for-profit college chains recruited students through ads touting exceedingly high job-placement rates, but as we’ve seen from the recent collapses of chains like Corinthian Colleges Inc. 716 more words


Regulatory Leveraging: Problem or Solution?

“Nice merger you’ve got here. It would be a shame if anything was to happen to it.”[1]

In antitrust and related areas of economic regulation, private leveraging is risky business.  2,406 more words

Securities Regulation

Will the Volkswagen scandal end diesel cars in the US?

On Friday, Volkswagen agreed to pay a settlement of $1.21 billion to 652 United States VW dealers after the last year’s emissions scandal involving the company’s TGI diesel powered vehicles. 83 more words

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