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Americans, ready to book vacations again, could be prime targets for scammers, and 2 senators want more protections for travelers

Louiza Vradi/Reuters Rising vaccination rates means that tourism is on its way back - and so are travel scammers. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Steve Daines have called on the FTC to do more to protect travelers. "It is critical to ensure that Americans understand how to recognize travel scams and their recourse options," they wrote. See more stories on Insider's business page. With the travel industry poised to boom thanks to rising coronavirus vaccination rates, scammers could very well ...
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40% of kids under 13 already use Instagram and some are experiencing abuse and sexual solicitation, a report finds, as the tech giant considers building an Instagram app for kids

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2019. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan The report suggests that kids under 13 are already active on the platforms. As Facebook and Instagram's rules stand now, children under that age are not allowed on the apps. The report comes after 40 state attorneys general urged Facebook to scrap plans for Instagram for kids. See more stories on Insider's business page. Forty-five percent of kids under the age of 13 already use Facebook daily while 40% of children survey...
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Big Companies Eye Antitrust Issues As Rhetoric Heats Up

From the Federal Trade Commission to the literary ambitions of two sitting senators, the pressure is building from many directions.
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United States: Supreme Court Curbs Consumer Relief: Enforcement Implications Of AMG Capital v. FTC - Husch Blackwell LLP

The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous decision on April 22, 2021, in AMG Capital Management LLC v. Federal Trade Commission curtails the authority of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)...
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40 state attorneys general sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg urging Facebook to abandon plans to build an Instagram app for kids under 13

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images 40 attorneys general are urging Facebook to scrap plans to build an Instagram app for kids under 13. In a letter, the AGs cited Facebook's poor track record of protecting kids online. They also cited research showing how social media harms kids' physical, emotional, and mental health. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of 40 state attorneys general wrote a letter to CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging Fac...
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Google selling users’ personal data despite promise, lawsuit claims

Google is making a fortune by selling users’ personal information despite the company’s pledge that it never sells the data, a lawsuit filed this week claims. “Google promises its hundreds of millions of users that it ‘will never sell any personal information to third parties’ and ‘you get to decide how your information is used.’ These promises are false,” the lawsuit claims, quoting a 2019 New York Times op-ed by Google CEO Sundar Pichai. “In fact, Google monitors its consumers’ digital footpri...
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FTC Report Calls Out Manufacturers on Their Anti-Competitive Repair Policies

After nearly two long years of waiting, the Federal Trade Commission released its “Nixing the Fix” report on restrictions employed by manufacturers on product repairs. Folks, it does not mince words, saying there is “scant evidence” justifying the obstacles companies put in place to limit consumers’ options when it…Read more...
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United States: Supreme Court Unanimously Holds FTC Cannot Seek Monetary Relief Under FTCA Section 13(b) - Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Since its enactment in 1973, Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act has been relied upon by the Federal Trade Commission as an avenue to bypass administrative proceedings...
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United States: AMG v. FTC: US Supreme Court Severely Limits FTC's Ability To Seek Monetary Relief - Cooley LLP

The US Supreme Court ruled last week that the Federal Trade Commission doesn't have the authority to seek equitable monetary relief in federal court under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act in...
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How to stop robocalls and spam calls on your iPhone or Android phone

There are several ways you can work to stop spam calls and robocalls once and for all. martin-dm/Getty Images You can stop spam calls and robocalls by blocking numbers on Android or using Do Not Disturb on iPhone. To stop spam calls and report telemarketers, you can join the National Do Not Call Registry. To screen and block spam calls, you can also use your phone carrier or download a third-party app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Robocalls just won't ...
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United States: Vertical Deals In Healthcare: Key Antitrust Takeaways (Video) - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

As the healthcare sector continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, it will face increased antitrust scrutiny from the Biden administration, with the Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC")...
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Meet Mirvie, a startup developing a blood test to detect pregnancy complications

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:Meet Mirvie, a startup developing a blood test to detect pregnancy complications;Sen. Klobuchar's thoughts on M&A should worry Big Pharma;Cigna's working with Ginger to expand mental-health access to its members.If you're new to this newsletter, sign up here. Comments, tips? Email me at [email protected] or tweet @lydiaramsey125. Let's get to it... Mirvie cofounder Maneesh Jain...
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United States: The Pendulum Swings: Lina Khan's Confirmation Hearing Signifies A Potential Shift Toward Increased Antitrust Enforcement At The FTC - Winston & Strawn LLP

The nomination of Columbia Law Professor Lina Khan to the Federal Trade Commission last month raised speculation as to whether there might be a new era of antitrust enforcement...
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Can I sue someone for posting false information about me online? Ask the lawyer

Q: For many years I have run a reputable business. Some unscrupulous person has now posted several highly negative reviews of me and the business. I am certain it is the same person, and the information is false. Can I sue this individual? -M.H., Marina Del Rey Ron Sokol A: Defamation in writing is known as libel. If you can determine who posted the items, you can sue. Before suing, however, you want to assess whether your case is viable. The basic elements of defamation are a false statemen...
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United States: Supreme Court Unanimously Concludes FTC Cannot Obtain Equitable Monetary Relief Through Section 13(b) Of The Federal Trade Commission Act - Winston & Strawn LLP

Justice Breyer wrote for a unanimous Supreme Court on Thursday in AMG Capital Management v. Federal Trade Commission, holding that § 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA)...
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United States: Supreme Court Limits FTC Authority To Obtain Disgorgement Or Restitution, Rejecting Decades Of Precedent - Jenner & Block

In a high-profile decision in AMG Capital Management, LLC v. Federal Trade Commission, No. 19-508 (Apr. 22, 2021), the US Supreme Court held that the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC)...
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AliveCor Seeks Ban On Import Of Apple Watches

The digital health company filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission last week, seeking a ban on the import of the Apple Watch. AliveCor cited copyright violations related to Apple’s ECG feature as the reason for seeking the ban.
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United States: Can Congress Amend Section 13(b) To Allow For Retroactive Restitution? - Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Now that the Supreme Court has decided AMG Capital Management, LLC v. Federal Trade Commission (regardless of your rooting interests, quite a day, eh?)
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United States: Key Privacy/Data Security Takeaways: Senate Commerce Committee's FTC Hearing - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

On Tuesday, April 20, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) authority to protect consumers.
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Justices unanimously reject FTC’s authority to compel monetary relief

My post summarizing the oral argument in AMG Capital Management v. Federal Trade Commission suggested that it didn’t go well for the FTC because even Justice Stephen Breyer was unreceptive to the broad authority the commission was claiming in its efforts to recoup money from businesses accused of deceiving consumers. That understanding was born out Thursday when Breyer’s opinion for a unanimous court firmly and categorically rejected the commission’s argument. As Breyer explains, the case inv...
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United States: Practical Guidance For Companies: Supreme Court Limits FTC's Authority To Seek Monetary Relief - Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

The Supreme Court's decision in AMG Capital Management LLC et al. v. FTC deals a serious blow to the Federal Trade Commission's ability to seek monetary relief in consumer protection and antitrust cases.
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Factbox: What U.S. Supreme Court Took Away From the FTC, Congress Can Give Back

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, by a 9-0 vote, on Thursday gutted the Federal Trade Commission's ability to force scam artists and...
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Supreme Court Slashes FTC's Power To Seek Monetary Awards

The U.S. Supreme Court slashed the Federal Trade Commission's power to seek monetary awards in court, throwing out a legal tool the consumer-protection agency has used to collect billions of dollars over the past decade. From a report: The justices on Thursday unanimously said the FTC can't seek consumer redress when it invokes a provision that lets the agency go straight to federal court to try to stop an alleged fraud. The ruling is a triumph for business trade groups, which urged the court to...
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Supreme Court Cuts Back FTC Power to Seek Ill-Gotten Gains

A unanimous Supreme Court has cut back the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to recover ill-gotten gains.
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Unanimous court curtails FTC’s ability to obtain restitution for deceptive practices

The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ruled against the Federal Trade Commission in a dispute with a payday loan company over the extent of the commission’s authority to seek monetary restitution from companies engaged in deceptive practices. In an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer, the court held that Section 13(b) of the Federal Trade Commission Act does not authorize the FTC to seek (and does not allow courts to award) “equitable monetary relief such as restitution or disgorgement.” That...
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FTC Says Racist Algorithms Could Get You In a Lot of Trouble

Tentatively excellent news! The FTC has declared that it is serious about racist algorithms, and it will hold businesses legally accountable for using them. In a friendly-reminder type announcement today, it said that businesses selling and/or using racist algorithms could feel the full force of their legal might.Read more...
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FTC Issues Stern Warning: Biased AI May Break the Law

The Federal Trade Commission has signaled that it's taking a hard look at bias in AI, warning businesses that selling or using such systems could constitute a violation of federal law. From a report: "The FTC Act prohibits unfair or deceptive practices," the post reads. "That would include the sale or use of -- for example -- racially biased algorithms." The post also notes that biased AI can violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. "The FCRA comes into play in...
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US House Committee Approves Blueprint For Big Tech Crackdown

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Associated Press: The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee formally approved a report accusing Big Tech companies of buying or crushing smaller firms, Representative David Cicilline's office said in a statement on Thursday. With the approval during a marathon, partisan hearing, the more than 400-page staff report will become an official committee report, and the blueprint for legislation to rein in the market power of the likes of Alphabe...
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Missouri Chiropractor Accused of False COVID-19 Cure Claims

The Federal Trade Commission is trying to stop an eastern Missouri chiropractor from continuing to make what the agency says is false claims about treatments for COVID-19.
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Avant review: Personal loans for people with low credit scores, but you'll pay a high interest rate

Avant gives personal loans to people with lower credit scores than most lenders. Avant; Alyssa Powell/Insider Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, like American Express, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Avant offers personal loans for emergency expenses, car repairs, vacations, and more. Avant loan amounts range f...
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