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  • US agencies target bogus business opportunities

    Three U.S. agencies and a group of state attorneys general have filed more than 70 civil and criminal cases against defendants offering allegedly bogus business opportunities, with some of the defendants offering to help customers set up online businesses.

    Written by Grant Gross15 Nov. 12 20:33
  • Regulators to Web startups: Prioritize privacy protection

    Internet companies need to build consumer privacy and data controls into their online services to protect their brands, gain trust from their users, avoid civil lawsuits and prevent government probes, according to two regulators from the U.S. and Canada.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez19 Oct. 11 07:34
  • Senators: New smartphone tracking law needed

    The U.S. Congress needs to pass new laws to protect smartphone customers from having their locations tracked by operating systems and applications, members of a Senate subcommittee said Thursday.

    Written by Grant Gross20 May 11 04:02
  • FTC targets 'free' trial offers from Canadian entrepreneur

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has filed a lawsuit against a Canadian entrepreneur and a group of Web-based businesses that promised customers free offers, but allegedly raked in more than US$450 million by then charging for products and services they did not purchase.

    Written by Grant Gross18 May 11 04:57
  • FTC, DOJ crack down on money-making schemes

    A yearlong sweep targeting bogus employment and money-making schemes has resulted in more than 90 law enforcement and civil actions, including a restraining order against a company that made US$40 million by promising customers it would help them build Web-based businesses, U.S. agencies announced Wednesday.

    Written by Grant Gross03 March 11 06:01
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