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.
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.
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.
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.
Report: Mark Zuckerberg Changes Mind, Will Testify Before CongressMr. Zuckerberg is going to Washington. Reports say the 33-year old Facebook CEO has decided to travel to Capitol Hill to testify before Congress.
FTC Is Investigating Facebook Over Site's Privacy PracticesThe FTC is investigating Facebook's privacy practices following a week of privacy scandals. Facebook's stock, which already took a big hit last week, plunged as a result.
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.
Court Tosses Data Speed Reduction Lawsuit Against AT&TA federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit by federal officials which claimed that AT&T misled millions of smartphone customers with unlimited data plans who had their internet speeds cut.
I-TEAM: Choosing A Mosquito RepellantCreams, sprays, bottles and repellant bands... with so many choices, what mosquito repellant works best? The I-Team tells you!
Staples & Office Depot Scrap Merger After Deal BlockedStaples and Office Depot said Tuesday that they are scrapping their planned $6.3 billion merger after a federal judge blocked the deal. The government made the case that the combination would hurt competition.
FTC Rules Amazon Is Liable For In-App ChargesA federal judge on Wednesday ruled that Amazon is liable for in-app purchases made by children, the latest development in a suit filed by the Federal Trade Commission in 2014.