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Devices using voice-recognition technology bring more privacy concerns

...experience and something that's creepy."The Electronic Privacy Information Center, a watchdog group, wants the Federal Trade Commission to set security standards and strict limitations on the storage and use of personal information collected through...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-31/devices-using-voice-recogn
LifeLock identity protection company misled customers on security, Feds say

...the level of protection it provides, violating a $12 million settlement with regulators and 35 states.The Federal Trade Commission says LifeLock did not set up a program to protect sensitive data like credit card numbers, Social Security numbers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-21/lifelock-identity-protecti
Going rogue

...congressional appropriations and oversight process. Instead of operating under a bipartisan commission, such as the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission, the bureau reports to a single director.And that director ? Richard...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-04/going-rogue
AT&T fined $100 million for throttling customers given 'unlimited' data; company vows to fight

...The hefty fine by the FCC comes on the heels of a federal lawsuit filed against the company last fall. The Federal Trade Commission, which enforces rules against deceptive advertising, said it wants to refund customers who were offered the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-17/att-fined-100-million-thro
DirecTV ends ad campaign with Rob Lowe

...resorting to litigation. If a company does not comply with a NAD recommendation, the case can be referred to the Federal Trade Commission.DirecTV said in a statement that it will appeal the NAD's findings, adding that the company "continues...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-11/directv-ends-ad-campaign-r
Auto dealers in Ga. and S.C. attract scrutiny

...car.State consumer advocates and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission are asking the public to report any fishy or...Couillou, assistant regional director of the Federal Trade Commission, in a joint press conference with the South...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-26/auto-dealers-ga-and-sc-attrac
Dollar Tree to sell 330 Family Dollar stores

...dollar-store chain did not name the possible buyer for the Family Dollar stores or which locations would be sold. The Federal Trade Commission is requiring Dollar Tree to sell the stores.The 330 Family Dollar stores represent about $45.5 million in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-21/dollar-tree-sell-330-famil
Robocalls are rising despite 'don't call' list

...established business relationship" with you. But unsolicited phone calls remain a top consumer complaint. The Federal Trade Commission, which goes after businesses for deceptive business practices, say it receives on average of 150,000 complaints...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-08/robocalls-are-rising-despi
YouTube Kids app criticized as deceiving

...children with unfair and deceptive advertising and should be investigated, a group of consumer advocates told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter Tuesday.Google introduced the app in February as a "safer" place for kids to explore videos because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-07/youtube-kids-app-criticize
FTC takes DirecTV to court, alleges deceptive advertising

...provider to court, accusing DirecTV of misleading millions of consumers about the cost of its programming.The Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that its complaint charges DirecTV Inc. with deceptively advertising a discounted 12-month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-11/ftc-takes-directv-court-al