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  • FTC Continues Crackdown On Companies Pitching Weight-Loss Miracles
    If there's one thing for which Americans would love a quick fix, it's weight loss. And if there's one kind of scam the Federal Trade Commission pursues with a vengeance, ...
  • Lawmakers Struggle With Data Breach Proposals
    Last year was "the year of the data breach," with Target, Home Depot and Sony the most prominent in a long list of compromised companies. Never letting a good lawmaking ...
  • Google's Lobbying Spending Reaches New Heights
    Google spent $5.47 million on lobbying in the first quarter -- more than all tech and telecom companies. That's up 45 percent over the previous quarter and nearly a million ...
  • Congress Considers Freeing More Spectrum For Mobile Broadband
    WiFi, Bluetooth and vehicle-to-vehicle safety communications could be on a collision course unless the government figures out a way to share spectrum. Over the next few months, leaders on the ...
  • Congress To Take Up Patent Troll Bills
    Lawmakers' return to Capitol Hill this week will be marked by a renewed effort to find a way to curb the abusive practices of patent trolls. In the last Congress, ...
  • FCC To Examine Verizon's Supercookies
    The Federal Communications Commission will examine Verizon's use of supercookies for potential privacy violations. Verizon Wireless came under fire earlier this year from privacy advocates for using a tracking technology ...
  • Tech Companies Press For Anti-Discrimination Laws
    Tech companies, among the biggest spenders in Washington, are weighing in en masse on social issues. Reacting to the religious freedom laws passed in Indiana and Arkansas, more than 100 ...
  • ANA Preps For Senate Battle Over Tax Breaks
    Advertisers shouldn't assume that gridlock on Capitol Hill will stop lawmakers from limiting the advertising tax deduction. The ability of a company to deduct advertising as a normal business expense, ...
  • Ad Lawyers' Predictions: Data Will Be King, Disclaimers Will Disappear
    A group of ad attorney gurus gazed into their crystal balls to give some provocative predictions of the regulatory and legal hurdles that advertisers will face in 10 years. The ...
  • FTC's McSweeny Reminds Advertisers To Disclose Paid Endorsements
    The technology that advertisers use may have changed, but the Federal Trade Commission's mission remains the same. That was the main message in FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny's first address before ...