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President Obama to name Edith Ramirez head of Federal Trade Commission

President Barack Obama intends to name Edith Ramirez the chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, a White House official said on Thursday.


FTC finalizes privacy settlement with Facebook

The Federal Trade Commission voted Friday to finalize its settlement with Facebook, resolving charges that the social network exposed details about users' lives without getting the required legal consent.


Facebook settles FTC privacy complaint, agrees to ask users’ permission for changes

Facebook has settled a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission that the social networking giant deceived consumers by promising privacy protections while it shared and made user data more public, according to the FTC.


Apple Faces Scrutiny Over In-App Purchases By Kids

Apple Faces Scrutiny Over In-App Purchases By Kids

While publishers are grumbling about Apple’s new enforcement of in-app purchases for content, parents and one lawmaker are also raising questions about the way Apple handles in-app payments in apps aimed at children. According to the Washington Post, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D – MA) on Tuesday urged the Federal Trade Commission to review the way Apple markets its apps because of questions about the ease with which children are buying items in games.

Senh: Sure, none of the developers knew about his.


Telemarketers Ignore Do Not Call List - Surprise? No.

Telemarketers Ignore Do Not Call List - Surprise? No.

The Federal Trade Commission announced a milestone this week: its Do Not Call registry has just passed 200 million numbers.


Twitter settles privacy charges with U.S.

Privately held microblogging service Twitter has agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission over charges that it put customers privacy at risk by failing to safeguard their personal information.


Regulators Approve Google Deal for Mobile Ad Firm

The surprising endorsement by the Federal Trade Commission of Google’s deal for AdMob follows Apple’s purchase of Quattro Wireless, an AdMob rival.


Web Advertisers Push to Increase Awareness of Targeted Ads

The Federal Trade Commission has been gently pressuring the Internet advertising industry to reveal more information to consumers about how it collects data and targets ads.


FTC: Bloggers must disclose paid reviews

FTC: Bloggers must disclose paid reviews

The Federal Trade Commission will require bloggers to clearly disclose any freebies or payments they get from companies for reviewing their products.


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