Federal Trade Commission
As the debate rages over who benefits from the Affordable Care Act, one thing is becoming clear: The controversial program is a dream come true for con artists. Consumer experts warn that the program has […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Can a mobile app really teach a baby to find her nose? Or learn to recognize letters and numbers? Not according to an advocacy group that filed a complaint Wednesday with the […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators want to do away with the agreements that pharmaceutical companies make with one another to keep lower-priced generic copies of brand-name drugs off the market. Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that deals between pharmaceutical corporations and their generic drug competitors, which government officials say keep cheaper forms of medicine off the market, can be sometimes be illegal […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning consumers that industry has failed to protect their privacy online, a top Senate Democrat said he will press legislation this year to create a universal “Do Not Track” option for consumers and penalize companies that fail to honor it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceutical corporations from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing their cheaper versions of brand-name drugs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — One in five consumers had an error in a credit report issued by a major agency, according to a government study released Monday: 5% of the consumers identified errors that could lead to paying more for financial products like mortgages.
MIAMI (AP) — With tax filing season heating up, an aggressive Internal Revenue Service crackdown is targeting the growing problem of criminals who use stolen identities to seek tens of thousands of dollars in fraudulent tax refunds.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is agreeing to license certain patents to mobile phone rivals and stop a practice of including snippets from other websites in its search results as part of a settlement to end a 19-month investigation its business practices.
The Federal Trade Commission released its second report on mobile apps for kids, finding “little progress” on privacy issues. Listen to an expert in online media discuss the thorny issue with KFWB’s Maggie McKay and Michael Shappee.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is investigating software companies that make cellphone apps to learn whether they are violating the privacy rights of children by quietly collecting personal information from their phones then sharing it.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Canadian man accused of taking part in a scheme to dupe Southland grandparents into believing their grandchildren or other relatives were in danger in foreign countries and immediately required money […]