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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.
VICE Staff
10.14.16
Facebook

Facebook Slapped With FTC Complaint Over WhatsApp Data Grab

Consumer groups urge the feds to crack down on Facebook’s latest privacy breach.
Sam Gustin
8.29.16
ADVERTISING

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.
Janus Kopfstein
4.1.16
News

FTC Warns 12 Android Developers to Stop Eavesdropping on Unwitting Users

The trade watchdog has warned developers to stop quietly tracking users.
Jordan Pearson
3.17.16
News

FTC Says Gaming Media Giant Machinima, Inc. Must Disclose Paid Promotions

It’s not a great day to be an Xbox One owner.
Jordan Pearson
3.17.16
News

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."
Jordan Pearson
2.18.16
short circuit

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.
Nicholas Deleon
1.28.16
Gaming

The Saddest, Funniest, and Strangest FTC Complaints Against Valve

From bad customer service to confusing fraudulent charges.
Emanuel Maiberg
11.5.15
Work

LinkedIn Is Filled with Fake Degrees

An investigation found thousands of resumes on LinkedIn and other sites listing the names of known degree mills.
Anna Neifer
10.21.15
Culture

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.
Jason Koebler
10.19.15
security

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.
Sarah Jeong
8.24.15
Music

Sen. Al Franken Wants the FTC to Investigate Apple Music

Apple Music has now angered a pop star and a politician.
Jordan Pearson
7.23.15
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