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This Paid Message Is Brought to By Our Generous Benefactor: FTC Continues Crackdown on Misleading Endorsements

(1) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 11:39 AM

Back in the media Dark Ages (i.e., pre-Twitter), millions of consumers would get their daily news from venerable newsmen and newswomen like Walter Cronkite during "CBS Evening News" or other nightly news broadcasts (For those too young to remember, Walter Cronkite's CBS Evening News was that day's "Must See TV")....

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We've Been Duped: The Fake Reviews that Caused You to Dine Here and Buy That

(8) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 3:14 PM

In an increasingly tech-reliant world, most of us do not step foot in a restaurant or buy anything online without doing at least a modicum of Internet research. And who better to look to before making a reservation or adding a gadget to your shopping cart than other consumers who...

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What You Need to Know about the Instagrab

(3) Comments | Posted December 19, 2012 | 1:55 PM

How many people actually read a site's Terms of Use -- that link at the bottom of a site which brings you to a 20-page document written in cumbersome legalese? Well, in many instances, the answer is no one reads them except for the lawyers who wrote them. So imagine...

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