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FTC Testifies Before Senate Commerce Subcommittee About Consumer Protection Efforts

The Federal Trade Commission recently issued its annual report, providing insight into the agency’s enforcement priorities. The report touches upon fraud, substantiating claims, technological...

Recent FTC CIDs Focusing Upon Financial Privacy

An interesting trend has been developing with Federal Trade Commission Civil Investigative Demands (CIDs). Of late, the agency has been focusing on deceptive and unfair trade...

YouTube Continues to See Some Fallout from Advertiser Boycott

YouTube is continuing to experience some (admittedly, fairly minor) problems related to the ‘boycott’ of their platform for advertising. Major brands, especially P&G, began...

FTC Announces Changes to Civil Investigative Demands that Benefit Marketers

On July 17, 2017, Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen announced several internal process reforms in the Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection...

FTC 2016 Annual Highlights

On March 28, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission released its 2016 Annual Highlights. The Highlights demonstrate the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers and...

Website Counter-Sues Federal Trade Commission Right Back

Anyone who doesn’t like the FTC, and there are quite a few of them in the online marketing community, will find this story more...

FTC Alleges “Risk-Free” Trials Came with Hidden Charges

The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint against a group of online marketers, alleging that they deceived consumers with “free” and “risk-free” trials...

Latest Report Pegs Ad Fraud at $16.4 Billion Annually

It seems like every time a new study or report is released, the total estimated amount of ad fraud hitting the industry is growing...

P&G’s Digital Shitty Advertising Bombshell

P&G is the largest advertiser in the world, sinking millions of dollars into virtually every ad medium available. Needless to say, when they talk...

FTC Releases 2016 Summary of Consumer Complaints

Imposter scam complaints surpassed identity theft for the first time as the second most common category of consumer complaints received by the Federal Trade...

Did Land Rover Fund Terrorism Through Buying Ads?

The auto company Jaguar Land Rover, is running into some problems with their digital advertising in the UK. The company, like most their size,...

Enforcement Policy Shift at FTC Likely to Benefit Online Marketers

Maureen Ohlhausen, a Republican on the Federal Trade Commission, has been appointed interim chair of the FTC by President Trump. Ohlhausen succeeds FTC Chair...

Been There, Done That: Four Ways We’ve Learned To Keep Ads Off Unsavory Sites

I’m sure you haven’t missed the headlines lately about brands like Kellogg’s and the San Diego Zoo pulling their ads from Breitbart News. For...

New York State Passes Legislation Increasing Telemarketing Transparency

According to reports, the number of Do-Not-Call complaints in New York State has been steadily increasing. New Yorkers filed more than 228,900 Do-Not-Call complaints...

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FTC Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee on Legislation to Restore Enforcement Authority

The Federal Trade Commission recently testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce on legislation to modify the FTC’s...

Breaking: Google and Doubleclick Exposed as Major Financial Partners with Fake News Sites

The top-10 most credible ad firms accounted for 66.7% of ad traffic on fake news websites, and another 55.6%% ad traffic on low-quality websites.

Inside Instagrams Affiliate Plan

Good news: Instagram has upped its game once again from a creators point of view. In the rush to make the platform...

Congressional Commerce Subcommittee Democrats Seek to Advance FTC Act 13(b) Reform Legislation

On May 27, 2021, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce sought to advance H.R. 2668, a...

Feds Charges First Person Under Covid19 Scam Laws

A St. Louis-based chiropractor became the first person charged under a new federal law aimed at protecting Americans from fraudulent COVID-19 claims. Eric...
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