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US cracks down on acai berry sellers

US regulators on Tuesday announced a crackdown on websites that sell acai berry weight loss products using fake endorsements from news sites such as CNN, Fox News and USA Today.

Apr 19, 2011
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Google reaches privacy settlement with FTC

(AP) -- Google has agreed to adopt a comprehensive privacy program to settle federal charges that it deceived users and violated its own privacy policy when it launched a social networking service called Buzz last year. ...

Mar 31, 2011
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US regulators asked to probe game bills

Two members of Congress asked US regulators on Tuesday to look into a newspaper report that children had rung up huge bills buying virtual products in games on mobile devices.

Feb 09, 2011
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Intel says FTC approves McAfee acquisition

Intel said Tuesday that US anti-trust regulators have cleared its 7.68-billion-dollar acquisition of computer security firm McAfee but the deal is still being examined in Europe.

Dec 21, 2010
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New report calls for online privacy bill of rights

(AP) -- The Commerce Department is calling for the creation of a "privacy bill of rights" for Internet users to set ground rules for companies that collect consumer data online and use that information for marketing and ...

Dec 16, 2010
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Microsoft unveils new privacy feature for IE

An upcoming version of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser will let users add lists of sites that they don't want tracking them, a peace offering amid uproar over the sneaky ways that websites watch ...

Dec 07, 2010
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NY website owner accused of threatening hundreds

(AP) -- An eyewear website operator left dozens and possibly hundreds of customers fearing for their lives as he bullied them into accepting his counterfeit and inferior products and encouraged them to complain online to ...

Dec 07, 2010
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