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Snapchat wasn't as secure as it promised, and now it's settling charges with the FTC. Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, discusses the message Snapchat is sending.
Elisa Camahort Page, BlogHer co-founder and CEO, discusses how she was able to make her mark on the web and help people get paid for their work.
It's another step in Michelle Obama's campaign against obesity. NBC reports.
Money-transfer company Western Union is being probed by the FTC and a U.S. district court over fraud-induced money transfers, the company said in a regulatory filing.
The Federal Trade Commission is set to levy a fine against Apple for disclosures about Apple's "In-app" purchase feature of the app store. Younger consumers have been able to make purchase without parental consent.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the FTC levies a $32.5 million fine against Apple for disclosures about Apple's "in app" purchase feature of the app store. Children were able to run up millions in "app" purchases.
CEO Tim Cook says his company has already closed the loophole and that the FTC won't require any further changes to the purchase policy.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Apple's Tim Cook has sent a letter to employees that the company has entered into a consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission.
Mary Engle, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection, explains the FTC's initiative against deceptive weight-loss ads from companies like Sensa and L'Occitane.
The FTC is going after 4 companies for deceptive advertising. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.
Databases used by major retailers to prevent workers accused of stealing from getting another job are increasingly under scrutiny. The New York Times reports.
Animal protection groups are applauding the settlement of federal claims that Neiman Marcus and two other retailers had marketed real fur as fake, The New York Times reports.
Executives at Reader's Digest must be hoping that the magazine's second trip to bankruptcy court in under four years will be its last.
Google is not a monopoly and does not deserve to have antitrust charges brought against it, at least that is the opinion of Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) who warned the Federal Trade Commission that if it took on Google, it was also taking on Congress.
The "Squawk Box" news team weighs in with their perspective on the FTC settling with a website that gets users cheap ticket prices but collects personal information on consumers.
The FTC has been investigating whether unauthorized changes Google made to privacy settings in Safari browsers violated an agreement prohibiting the company from misleading consumers. Here is a list of some of Google's other interactions with U.S. regulators:
The Web era gives small businesses vastly more promotional reach, but also more chances to trip up over truth-in-advertising laws.
Skechers will pay $40 million to settle charges in an advertising case, reports CNBC's Darren Rovell.
Herbalife, whose stock tumbled last week after hedge fund manager David Einhorn asked a few questions on the company’s earnings call, is no stranger to controversy. Herb Greenberg sees some reasons to worry.
Federal regulators escalated their antitrust investigation of Google by hiring former Justice Department prosecutor Beth Wilkinson, in a sign they are prepared to take the Internet giant to court.