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And then there were 11: FTC shuts down more fake news sites citing deceptive dietary supplement claims

USA - December 2 2011 Continuing its crackdown on deceptive health claims, the FTC and Connecticut have sued to stop an operation that allegedly used fake news websites to market their products, made deceptive weight-loss claims, and told consumers they could get free trials of acai berry and "colon cleanse" products, and only pay nominal shipping and handling costs....

Facebook reaches privacy settlement with FTC

USA - December 2 2011 On Tuesday, the FTC announced a long-anticipated settlement with social media giant Facebook over the site's privacy practices....

Jeffrey D. Knowles, Kristalyn J. Loson, Thomas E. Gilbertsen, Ian D. Volner, Jonathan L. Pompan.

Federal Trade Commission announces proposed Biersdorf settlement

USA - July 21 2011 On July 5th the Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed settlement with Biersdorf, Inc. over slimming claims made in advertising for its Nivea Silhouette cream, and the use of Google AdWords used to drive traffic to its website for Silhouette....

Jeffrey D. Knowles, Sharon A. Blinkoff, Michael A. Signorelli, Frederick M. Joyce.

New limits on online marketing: the implications for nonprofit organizations

USA - January 18 2011 Many nonprofit organizations that market online may rely upon recurring charges for enrollment in membership offers, and other subscription programs, as well as online processing of payment transactions....

Michael A. Signorelli, Jonathan L. Pompan.

Congress passes s. 3386 - Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act

USA - December 29 2010 In a move to combat allegedly deceptive online sales tactics that result in recurring charges for consumers for membership clubs until cancelled by consumers, Congress passed the "Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act."...

Todd A. Harrison, Michael A. Signorelli.