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FTC finalizes privacy settlement with Facebook

NEW YORK — The federal government has finalized its settlement with Facebook to resolve charges that the social network exposed details about users’ lives without getting the required legal consent. Facebook Inc. didn’t admit wrongdoing, but agreed to submit to ...

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Plaintiffs sue over ‘all natural’ advertising

BOSTON — A number of recent lawsuits filed by plaintiffs allege that companies are falsely advertising their products as “all natural” or “100 percent” natural when they in fact contain synthetic ingredients or genetically modified organisms. Defendants include major brands ...

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FTC targets alleged payday scam, race car driver

WASHINGTON — A payday lending operation that offers quick cash over the Internet to desperate people, and the race-car driver allegedly running it, are under federal scrutiny after more than 7,000 complaints to authorities. The Federal Trade Commission filed a ...

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Immigration scam awareness campaign goes national

NEWARK, N.J. — Immigration services scams are getting so sophisticated that fraudsters now advertise online with websites that perfectly mimic those of official government agencies, federal officials said Thursday as they rolled out a nationwide awareness campaign meant to combat ...

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