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Well-Intentioned ‘Honest Ads’ Bill Raises Serious Free Speech Concerns

October 19, 2017

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) held a press conference announcing introduction of the Honest Ads Act. Co-sponsored by...


New Study: Cookies increase ad prices 60-200%, helping to fund “free” content

February 10, 2014

“Money makes the world go round, the world go round, the world go round…” For web publishers – from news to email to search engines...


We Talk Targeted Advertising and California’s “Online Eraser” Law on RT America

September 26, 2013

TF’s Berin Szoka appeared on RT America’s Tech Report today, discussing Twitter’s recent purchase of online advertising company MoPub and California’s new “Online Eraser” law....


The Federal Trade Commission Has Become the Federal Technology Commission: TF in TechDirt

September 26, 2013

Today, the 99th anniversary of the founding of the Federal Trade Commission, TF’s Berin Szoka and Geoffrey Manne wrote in TechDirt about the agency’s dominant...


FTC Rightly Closes Google Antitrust Investigation Yet Sets Dangerous Precedent

January 3, 2013

Today, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it found no grounds for legal action on complaints about Google’s search and advertising practices. (The agency did,...


FTC’s Revised COPPA Rule Invites Court Challenge, Will Cripple Kids’ Sites

December 19, 2012

Today the Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz announced final amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. The following statement can be attributed to...