Last Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission derided legislative attempts to prevent consumers from buying cars directly from manufacturers in a strongly worded blog post. Continue reading… “FTC paving the way for direct-to-consumer cars”
There is no black and white answer concerning consumers’ online privacy.
More and more each day the internet infiltrates commerce and social life and consumers are becoming more aware that their personal information is becoming less and less personal. Some websites and apps have transparent sharing policies. Some of them state exactly what information they will use for advertising but others aren’t so clear.
Debt collectors have found a way to help lenders get their money after the debtor has died.
Linda Long’s husband died of colon cancer in 2010. After his death the phone calls poured in. Linda is a 68-year-old retired office worker o whsays she got as many as 10 calls a day from a debt-collection firm asking for $16,651.52 that her husband, Millard, had racked up on a Bank of America Corp. credit card.
It takes that special touch to get what you want
Google and Facebook both spent more money on lobbyists this quarter than they ever have before, according to disclosure documents filed Wednesday…
This is a frightening prospect that any social media posting, even years old, can be used in background checks.
A controversial firm which scours social media sites to check on job applicants has bee approved by the Federal Trade Commission. The approval means anything you’ve ever said in public on sites including Facebook, Twitter and even Craigslist could be seen by your would-be employer.
Regulators are asking food makers and restaurant companies to make a choice: make your products healthier or stop advertising them to youngsters.
The Federal Trade Commission has proposed sweeping new guidelines that could push the food industry to overhaul how it advertises cereal, soda pop, snacks, restaurant meals and other foods to children.
Imposter scams are now No. 6 on the FTC’s list of Top Ten Complaints for 2010.
Imagine getting an e-mail from the FBI. What would you do? Chances are you’d respond to find out what’s up. And bad guys who pretend to be FBI agents are counting on that.
As you surf the internet, advertisers are tracking you, building a profile, and working on aiming specific ads right at you.
Signaling a sea change in the debate over Internet privacy, the government’s top consumer protection agency on Wednesday advocated a plan that would let consumers choose whether they want their Internet browsing and buying habits monitored.
FTC wants to widen rules who debt collectors can collect debt from after you die.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking to revise the protocol surrounding two of life’s touchiest subjects: debt and death.