Facebook Fined $5B For Privacy Violations, Ordered To Add OversightA new settlement with the Federal Trade Commission means Facebook will pay $5 billion in fines and must institute new privacy protections and oversight on its business.
Posting A Negative Review Online Can Get You Sued"A SLAPP (lawsuit) filer doesn't go to court to seek justice; they are just trying to silence or harass or intimidate a critic of theirs," said Evan Mascagni, who works for the Public Participation Project.
Federal Trade Commission Announces Major Crackdown On RobocallsThe FTC and law enforcement plan to file charges against several companies and individuals as part of a government clampdown on illegal robocalls.
Better Business Bureau: 1 In 4 Online Shoppers Fall Victim To Counterfeit SchemesConsumer and government agencies are cracking down on what they deem a "counterfeit" epidemic.
North Texan Tricked By Cable TV Employee Imposter Warns 'There Are A Lot Of Good Scammers Out There'Dana Mead said the imposter recited her account details and was even able to remotely turn on HBO and Showtime, which are channels she doesn't have.
Fraud Takes Over As Consumers' Top Federal Trade Commission ComplaintConsumers lost nearly $1.5 billion to fraud last year -- about 40 percent higher than the year before.
Advocates Say Facebook Tricked Kids Into In-Game PurchasesA collection of children's and privacy rights groups is accusing Facebook of intentionally duping kids into running up charges for playing games.
90-Year-Old With Cancer Said LA Fitness Signed Him Up For $5K In Personal Training: 'I Feel Like I Have Been Taken Advantage Of'"I wanted to join a club that teaches me about yoga," Moh Hassan said.
Growing North Texas Gift Card Scam Cheats CBS11 Reporter Ginger AllenAllen learned the hard way about a gift card scam hitting North Texas right now.
E-Cigarette Sellers Turn To Scholarships To Promote BrandsA growing number of e-cigarette and vaporizer sellers have started offering college scholarships as a way to get their brands listed on university websites.
Child Advocates Ask FTC To Investigate YouTubeRead carefully through the fine print of YouTube's terms of service and you might notice that you've affirmed you are old enough to watch it. It's a warning that goes unheeded by millions of children around the world.
Facebook Scandal: Data Leak Could Have Affected Up To 87M UsersFacebook revealed Wednesday that tens of millions more people might have been exposed in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal than previously thought and said it will restrict the user data that outsiders can access.
Consumer Justice Investigates Multi-Million Dollar Beauty Cream BusinessThousands of customers say they didn't know they were also being enrolled in costly monthly subscriptions.
Texas, Pennsylvania Suing Dallas-Based Student Loan Relief CompanyThe announcement is part of the Federal Trade Commission’s "Operation Game of Loans" - a federal and state effort to crack down on deceptive student loan debt relief companies.
Walgreens, Rite Aid Revise Store Purchase Deal To $4.38BWalgreens and Rite Aid have finally devised a combination of the nation's largest and third-largest drugstore chains that will get past antitrust regulators.