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FDA warns drug maker Kardashian Instagram post is misleading

August 12, 2015 11:47 am

Just because you are Kim Kardashian, one of the most followed celebrities on social media, doesn’t mean you won’t run afoul of Food and Drug Administration guidelines on drug promotion. The FDA fired off a warning letter to Duchesnay, Inc., makers of Diclegis, a morning sickness drug [...]

FCC ups its game in robocall enforcement

August 11, 2015 1:58 pm

The Federal Communications Commission slapped Travel Club Marketing with a $2.96 million fine for making illegal robocalls. It’s the largest forfeiture order ever issued by the FCC. After reviewing complaints from consumers, the FCC found that Tampa-based Travel Club Marketing, its owner [...]

Ad group to offer patent troll insurance [updated]

August 11, 2015 11:31 am

While Congress struggles to move legislation to curb abusive patent troll practices, the Association of National Advertisers has taken matters into its own hands, introducing an insurance program to protect its members against the legal expense of fighting patent assertion entities (PAEs), [...]

Senator tries to get to the bottom of mobile payments battle

August 3, 2015 5:17 pm

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is trying to get to the bottom of reports that some retailers have blocked new mobile payment systems, like Apple Pay and Google Wallet, denying customers a secure payment option. A number of retailers such as Walmart, Rite Aid, 7-Eleven, and CVS, all part of a [...]

Sling TV shames NBC TV for refusing to air its ad

July 31, 2015 2:38 pm

Dish’s Sling TV, a new over-the-top pay TV service, is trying to shame Comcast-owned NBCUniversal TV stations to air Sling TV ads in a number of markets. There are other new TV services that are currently on the market such as LightWave, so if you’re using one of those instead, you could [...]

ANA to FTC: Put a stake in the heart of ‘right to be forgotten’

July 31, 2015 9:35 am

The Association of National Advertisers is invoking the First Amendment in the brewing debate over the right to be forgotten, a European privacy policy that some privacy advocates and foreign countries would like to see imported to the U.S. Writing to the Federal Trade Commission Friday, the ANA [...]

Zombie apps are next challenge in mobile ad fraud cleanup efforts

July 23, 2015 2:35 pm

Just days after the Trustworthy Accountability Group inked a deal with Google to swat back fraudulent ad clicks generated by data centers on behalf of unscrupulous publishers, an ad fraud detection and prevention company has revealed the scope of a new type of ad fraud. Forensiq has reported [...]
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