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FTC Loot Box Workshop to Discuss Consumer Issues This August

A long-promised FTC workshop on loot boxes has been announced and will be taking place in August 2019. This FTC loot box workshop will seek to tackle issues surrounding microtransactions…

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Federal Trade Commission To Host Public ‘Loot Box’ Workshop

After a slew of negative press over the past few years, loot boxes are not very well liked at the moment. The Belgian Gaming Commission recommended prosecution for some game…

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FTC Will Investigate Loot Boxes, US Senator Claims “Close Link” To Gambling

The Federal Trade Commission is investigating loot boxes after an official request to do so was made by Senator Maggie Hassan. The request was affirmed by FTC chairman Joe Simons…

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FTC Warn Consumers Away From Nintendo Switch Emulator Scams

Due to recent ads appearing on websites around the internet for the past couple of weeks today the FTC released a statement on their blog highlighting this practice as a…

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FTC May Be Unable to Regulate Google, Comcast Following Court Decision

The Federal Trade Commission(FTC) is warning that a recent ruling by the Ninth Circuit Appeals Court may have removed the agency’s ability to regulate companies like Google and Comcast. While…

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EFF Petitions FTC For Fair DRM Labeling

The Electronic Frontier Foundation(EFF) has petitioned the FTC to introduce labeling rules which would require retailers to warn consumers if products sold on their platforms contain DRM. DRM can be…

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[Updated] Warner Bros. settles with FTC on paid YouTube videos

Yesterday, it was announced that the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has settled with the Federal Trade commission for what occurred during the marketing campaign for Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor.┬áSpecifically,…

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Newspapers Petition FTC to Investigate Adblockers

The Newspaper Association of America (NAA), a trade organization representing over 2000 newspapers, has filed a complaint with the FTC urging it to investigate “unfair and deceptive” practices of adblockers.…

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Machinima Settles with FTC Over Xbox One Endorsements

Machinima inc has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over an advertising campaign to promote the Xbox One. Machinima is one of the major producers of gaming media,…

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White House Drafts Bill to Protect Privacy

Earlier today, the Associated Press obtained a draft bill drawn up by the White House to provide stronger privacy protections online. If you thought this might be about reining in…