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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

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Feds strike another multi-national “tech support” scam

(Source: arstechnica.com)

Federal authorities say a group of scammers that “bilked millions” from US consumers with pop-up ads and hijacked Web browsers has been sued by the Federal Trade Commission. 610 more words


Maker Of Krylex, Hammer-Tite, Kwix Fix Glues Stops Claiming Products "Made in USA"

Anyone can claim that their product is “Made in the U.S.A.,” but unless that product is actually manufactured in America from materials made in America, you might be breaking the law. 369 more words

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FTC targeting Paid Endorsements

Social media users will have noticed the growing list of celebrities using their accounts to talk about products/services they are using. The US government has noticed too, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is planning to introduce new regulations that will force celebrities to disclose when they are paid for social media posts. 456 more words

FTC puts an end to Penn State-PinnacleHealth deal


Thanks to the Federal Trade Commission, the Penn State Health and PinnacleHealth merger will not go forward.

Plans to merge were called off late last week, … 284 more words

FTC says it may be unable to regulate Comcast, Google, and Verizon

The Federal Trade Commission is worried that it may no longer be able to regulate companies such as Comcast, Google, and Verizon unless a recent court ruling is overturned.The FTC on Thursday petitioned the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals for a rehearing in a case involving AT&T’s throttling of unlimited data plans. 727 more words

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