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HGTV's "flip or flop" stars Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead called in FTC appeal – Deadline

A court ordered a temporary cessation of real estate seminars sponsored by HGTV stars Tarek El Moussa and Christina Anstead. The Federal Trade Commission claimed that the advertising efforts for the classes were "misleading". In Their Friday Complaint The FTC said Zurixx LLC, based in Utah, had been promoting "free" real estate seminars in which the popular El Moussa and …

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How Facebook tried to fight a billion dollar FTC fine

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg this month on Capitol Hill. (Joshua Roberts / Reuters) Facebook initially launched an aggressive legal offensive against federal authorities seeking to impose a bill worth of money for abusive practices, arguing in newly revealed documents that the company was not harming consumers or benefiting from user abuse & # 39; Data – and that it would …

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The FTC is suing Match.com owners for allegedly creating fake accounts

The Federal Trade Commission claims in a new lawsuit Wednesday that Match Group, which includes many dating sites such as Tinder, OKCupid and Plenty of Fish, has relied on "fraudulent fake accounts" to attract new users to mate .com to pay for the service between 2013 and mid-2018. Match.com is a free website, but subscriptions are required for messages with …

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FTC sweet match for allegedly using deceptive love interest ads

The FTC also accused Match of failing to properly disclose the hoops dateless users to qualify for a free six-month subscription. As you might guess, match disagreed with the FTC's claims. In a statement, it said the agency "misrepresented" company emails and uses "cherry-picked data" to make its assertions. Instead, the emails were the results of bots, spam, and other …

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YouTube creators have already begun switching channels to the FTC

YouTube creators are already making changes to their channels, fearing they will not be able to earn any more money once the platform sets new boundaries for kid-friendly content. Some of these changes involve completely renaming channels You are less kid-oriented by cutting out popular toy or game series, recording vlogging, and moving videos specifically for teens. In essence, these …

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He's 7 and makes millions on YouTube. Now an FTC complaint

(News) – The highest earning YouTube star in the world is in hot water, or at least his family – because the star himself is only seven years old. The Ryan Toys Review channel, which earned its young star an estimated $ 22 million last year, was accused by consumer watchdog Truth in Advertising of making fraudulent advertising to its …

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YouTube pays $ 170 million for FTC privacy protection

Google's YouTube pays $ 170 million to clarify the allegations of the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General that it has earned millions for illegally collecting children's personal information without parental consent. The shares of Google's parent company Alphabet rose by about 0.8% after the announcement. The settlement announced Wednesday will see Google and YouTube pay $ …

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Google pays up to $ 200 million to complete the FTC Youtube investigation: Report

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FTC probes marketing practices of e-cigarette maker Juul: WSJ

World The Federal Trade Commission is investigating the marketing practices of e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc., the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: A Juul e-cigarette and pods are taken in this picture illustration September 16, 2018. REUTERS / Ronen Zvulun 30 Aug 2019 12:56 AM (Updated: 30 Aug 2019 01:20 AM …

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The FTC is reportedly investigating Juuls marketing practices

Juul products will be exhibited on Thursday, December 20, 2018, in a New York smoker's shop. Seth Wenig | AP The Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether e-cigarette maker Juul has misled marketing and targeted minors, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing people who are familiar with the investigation. The FTC is considering requesting financial compensation, the Journal reported …

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