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After Jane Hatch selected the room rate she wanted at the West Street Hotel in Bar Harbor, Me., the hotel website delivered an unpleasant surprise on the next screen: The quoted price hadn't included a $25-per-day "resort and club fee" that gave Hatch...
Google scored a major victory Thursday when the Federal Trade Commission announced it was ending its 19-month antitrust probe into the technology giant's search business. And that left FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz to explain why federal officials were not...
For two years, Microsoft Corp. has urged antitrust regulators to crack down on arch rival Google Inc. Now that the Federal Trade Commission is poised to allow Google to emerge from the antitrust probe without having to make major changes, Microsoft is...
The end of the Federal Trade Commission's 19-month investigation into Google was a win for the search giant, but only a partial victory for those who want clear limits on the commission's role in policing competition. The only binding action that...
SAN FRANCISCO -- A study from the Federal Trade Commission has found that most mobile apps for kids are secretly collecting information from children including device IDs, phone numbers, locations, and other private information without their parents'...
A digital advertising company agreed Wednesday to end its practice of “history sniffing,” the practice of secretly tracking Internet users’ activity through their Web browsers. Epic Marketplace Inc. and a subsidiary were able to...
Tags: Security, Online Advertising
Parents object to the collecting of personal information from kids under 13 when they are online and using mobile devices, according to a new survey conducted by two privacy groups ahead of a vote from federal regulators on whether to strengthen privacy...
Tags: Viacom Inc., Media Industry, Security, Advertising, Marketing
The Hartford CourantUnsolicited letters, email and telephone calls are almost always best left unanswered. Let them go and they'll never amount to more than a nuisance. Answer one, as Mari Merwin of New Britain did, and you're asking for trouble. Merwin's troubles...
Tags: Mortgages, New Britain, Marketing, Consumers, Lawyers
Marketers selling food to children and teens spent 20% less in 2009 than they did in 2006 and are making "modest nutritional improvements" to the products they promote, according to a new government report. Advertisers shelled out nearly $1.8 billion to...
Tags: Security, Movies, Marketing, Consumers, Olive Garden
SAN FRANCISCO -- Tech giants such as Apple, Facebook and Google scored a victory in the Federal Trade Commission’s new rules governing kids’ online privacy that were announced Wednesday. Federal regulators exempted app purveyors such as...
Tags: Google Play, Media Industry, Security, Lobbying, Politics
Gasoline price spikes, such as the event that drove the average gallon in California to a stratospheric $4.67 in October, create two types of frustration. There's the immediate frustration of seeing the price at the pump soar almost overnight to a...
When people tell me they think they wired money to a con artist and want to know how they can get it back, I try to break the bad news to them gently. They'll likely never see that money again. That's what they're afraid of when they call. I still...
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