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President Obama blames Republicans for Donald Trump, the feds announce a pilot program to track police violence, Boko Haram releases 21 schoolgirls, and more.
Facebook Slapped With FTC Complaint Over WhatsApp Data Grab
Consumer groups urge the feds to crack down on Facebook’s latest privacy breach.
Rise of Ad Blocking Is the Ad Industry's Fault, Says Outgoing FTC Commissioner
Julie Brill says consumers are ‘taking matters into their own hands’ after the ad industry crippled the ill-fated Do Not Track program.
FTC Warns 12 Android Developers to Stop Eavesdropping on Unwitting Users
The trade watchdog has warned developers to stop quietly tracking users.
FTC Says Gaming Media Giant Machinima, Inc. Must Disclose Paid Promotions
It’s not a great day to be an Xbox One owner.
Notorious Bitcoin Scammer Butterfly Labs Settles With the FTC
“Even in the fast-moving world of virtual currencies like bitcoin, companies can’t deceive people about their products."
This New Tool From the FTC Can Help Identity Theft Victims Fight Back
Consumers now have have a single, easy-to-use online tool to compile the necessary paperwork to reverse the effects of identity theft.
The Saddest, Funniest, and Strangest FTC Complaints Against Valve
From bad customer service to confusing fraudulent charges.
LinkedIn Is Filled with Fake Degrees
An investigation found thousands of resumes on LinkedIn and other sites listing the names of known degree mills.
The FTC Is Launching an E-Cig Market Study to Figure Out How Vapes Are Sold
A comprehensive study of the vaping industry is coming.
Companies That Let Themselves Get Hacked Can Be Sued by the FTC, Court Rules
The decision comes, serendipitously, after hackers published Ashley Madison users’ private data last week.
Sen. Al Franken Wants the FTC to Investigate Apple Music
Apple Music has now angered a pop star and a politician.