• The FTC has released a pamphlet titled Net Cetera: Chatting With Kids About Being Online that “helps parents protect their kids and talk to them about living their lives online.” It is available here.
  • On August 26, the FTC announced the settlement of its case against Reverb Communications, Inc., a marketing company, in which it claimed that the company had engaged in deceptive advertising practices by having employees pose as ordinary consumers and post reviews of iPhone applications. Specifically, the complaint alleged that Reverb employees posted favorable reviews of their clients’ games to the iTunes site without disclosing their connection to the developers of the games. In its guide issued last year, the FTC stated that online posts by a person connected to the seller of a product or service must disclose their connection to the seller. In re Matter of Reverb Commc’ns, Inc., et al., FTC File No. 092 3199. A copy of the complaint can be found here. A copy of the press release can be found here.