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  • / Technology

    FTC, Electronic Retailing Association to host Internet marketing seminar

    The Federal Trade Commission will present a one-day, case-driven seminar Jan. 30, at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, Virginia, for Internet retailers, marketers and suppliers on applying offline rules and regulations online. The seminar will open with welcoming remarks by Jodie Bernstein, FTC Director of Consumer Protection, and will feature Virginia's Secretary of Technology Donald W. Upson as the keynote speaker. The seminar, to be led by FTC...

    Posted 01/30/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    The Federal Trade Commission will present a one-day, case-driven seminar Jan. 30, at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, Virginia, for Internet retailers, marketers and suppliers on applying offline rules and regulations online. The seminar will open with welcoming remarks by Jodie Bernstein, FTC…
  • / Technology

    Feds will review Google’s bid to acquire DoubleClick

    The Federal Trade Commission has decided to review Google’s proposed deal to acquire online advertising firm DoubleClick. Google says it remains confident the deal will go through.

    Posted 05/29/2007Don DavisPost a comment

    The Federal Trade Commission has decided to review Google’s proposed deal to acquire online advertising firm DoubleClick. Google says it remains confident the deal will go through.
  • / Technology

    NetRatings and Jupiter call off their marriage

    NetRatings and Jupiter canceled their merger after the Federal Trade Commission said it had concerns about the competitive impact of the deal and the financial arrangements of the merger.

    Posted 02/19/2002Kurt PetersPost a comment

    NetRatings and Jupiter canceled their merger after the Federal Trade Commission said it had concerns about the competitive impact of the deal and the financial arrangements of the merger.
  • / Technology

    Netflix revises proposed settlement in class-action lawsuit

    Netflix has revised a proposed settlement in a class-action lawsuit so that customers qualifying for free DVDs from online DVD rental service won’t be charged automatically when the one-month offer expires.

    Posted 02/24/2006Kurt PetersPost a comment

    Netflix has revised a proposed settlement in a class-action lawsuit so that customers qualifying for free DVDs from online DVD rental service won’t be charged automatically when the one-month offer expires.
  • / Technology

    Another settlement in the FTC’s Internet fulfillment investigation

    Auctionsaver, which auctioned computer products on the web, has agreed to pay $10,000 in consumer redress and not to violate the Mail and Telephone Order Merchandise Rule.

    Posted 05/03/2002Kurt PetersPost a comment

    Auctionsaver, which auctioned computer products on the web, has agreed to pay $10,000 in consumer redress and not to violate the Mail and Telephone Order Merchandise Rule.
  • / Technology

    FTC tells Congress that Can-Spam is working

    The Can-Spam Act is effectively protecting consumers from spam and is being aggressively enforced by state and federal law enforcers and the private sector, the Federal Trade Commission said in a report to Congress.

    Posted 12/21/2005Paul DemeryPost a comment

    The Can-Spam Act is effectively protecting consumers from spam and is being aggressively enforced by state and federal law enforcers and the private sector, the Federal Trade Commission said in a report to Congress.
  • / Technology

    Sad Toy Story

    The Federal Trade Commission earlier this week filed a complaint against the now bankrupt online "good toy" retailer Toysmart.com Inc., seeking injunctive and declaratory relief to prevent the sale of confidential, personal customer information collected on the company's Web site in violation of its own privacy policy. The complaint alleges that Waltham, Mass.-based Toysmart.com violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by misrepresenting to consumers...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    The Federal Trade Commission earlier this week filed a complaint against the now bankrupt online "good toy" retailer Toysmart.com Inc., seeking injunctive and declaratory relief to prevent the sale of confidential, personal customer information collected on the company's Web site in violation of…
  • / Technology

    IAB adopts consumer privacy guidelines for behavioral advertising

    The Interactive Advertising Bureau has adopted consumer privacy guidelines to govern the collection and use of consumer data in behavioral advertising, and plans to submit them to the Federal Trade Commission by the end of the month.

    Posted 02/25/2008Don DavisPost a comment

    The Interactive Advertising Bureau has adopted consumer privacy guidelines to govern the collection and use of consumer data in behavioral advertising, and plans to submit them to the Federal Trade Commission by the end of the month.
  • / Marketing

    FTC reaches settlement with Internet mall operators

    The FTC has settled charges with the operators of several online malls, barring them from making false or misleading statements about earnings or income and engaging in illegal pyramid schemes.

    Posted 05/13/2005Paul DemeryPost a comment

    The FTC has settled charges with the operators of several online malls, barring them from making false or misleading statements about earnings or income and engaging in illegal pyramid schemes.
  • / Marketing

    Bigsmart pyramid promoters settle FTC charges

    Bigsmart.Com will provide up to $5 million in consumer redress and post a $500,000 performance bond before engaging in any new multi-level marketing activity.

    Posted 03/28/2001Kurt PetersPost a comment

    Bigsmart.Com will provide up to $5 million in consumer redress and post a $500,000 performance bond before engaging in any new multi-level marketing activity.

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