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How ISPs can sell your Web history—and how to stop them

(Source: arstechnica.com)

The US Senate yesterday voted to eliminate privacy rules that would have forced ISPs to get your consent before selling Web browsing history and app usage history to advertisers. 1,243 more words

Technology

Feds Shut Down “Risk-Free” Online Marketing Scheme Peddling Golf, Kitchen Products

As we’ve mentioned before, many companies try to lure consumers into purchasing products — be it skincare treatments or weight-loss supplements — by plastering offers for… 479 more words

Retail Services

New federal law prohibits contracts that ban consumers from writing a negative review

A new federal law signed this past December will protect a consumer’s right to complain online and a write a negative review on a company. 288 more words

US internet service companies are getting the same rights to invade your privacy as tech giants

US lawmakers voted yesterday to loosen rules governing how internet service providers—companies such as AT&T and Comcast—can mine their customers’ data for advertising. The vote means the broadband and cable companies that deliver internet to homes and offices won’t have to get customer consent before using geolocation, web browsing history, and other information for ads and marketing. 285 more words

FTC Shuts Down Fake Weight-Loss Scam and Impose 1.3 Million USD Fine

“Society has somewhat of an obsession with quick weight-loss schemes. You cannot watch television, read a newspaper or browse the Internet without being exposed to some advertisement about how you can lose a ton of weight and fulfill all of your dreams if only you buy and eat this or that “miracle” weight-loss supplement. 95 more words

Debunking Denialism

FTC Shuts Down Fake Weight-Loss Scam and Imposes 1.3 Million USD Fine

Society has somewhat of an obsession with quick weight-loss schemes. You cannot watch television, read a newspaper or browse the Internet without being exposed to some advertisement about how you can lose a ton of weight and fulfill all of your dreams if only you buy and eat this or that “miracle” weight-loss supplement. 858 more words

Alternative Medicine

Calls asking “Can you hear me now?” - FTC Scam Alert

March 21, 2017

by Alesha Hernandez
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

Your phone rings and the caller ID shows a number you don’t know. You answer it anyway and hear, “Can you hear me now?” It’s a pre-recorded…

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