California Bans Ticket Buying Bots

New Cal Law Protects Fan From Abusive Resellers A bill designed to protect consumer rights by outlawing robotic ticket-buying software programs used by ticket resellers that jump to the front of a ticket buying line and create instant sellouts of entertainment events before the average consumer has a chance is now law in California. eBay, Inc. and StubHub supported the…

CLBR Today – Robert Ellis Smith Addresses Mobile App Privacy

ROBERT ELLIS SMITH RETURNS TO CLBR TO DISCUSS PRIVACY AND MOBILE APPS With California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ enforcement action filed against Delta for its lack of privacy policy for its mobile app and the FTC indicating that it is investigating mobile compliance with children’s privacy protections, mobile privacy has become the hot domestic internet…

CLBR Episode #93: Dan Tynan on Facebook, Broken Internet, Banana Endorsements, Dan Ackroyd and the Big East

DAN TYNAN RETURNS TO CLBR For a Free Wheeling Discussion on Facebook Likes, Broken Internets, Banana Endorsements and a Surprise Dan Ackroyd Appearance (Kind of) Background More Privacy Perils: Facebook Data Is Greater Than The Sum Of Your Likes (Forbes) The Internet: You broke it, you own it. Now fix it. Would you trust a LinkedIn…

FTC Launches Crackdown on “Bogus Text Message Prize Offers”

FTC Cracks Down on Senders of Spam Text Messages Promoting “Free” Gift Cards Defendants Were Responsible for More than 180 Million Spam Text Messages The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on affiliate marketers that allegedly bombarded consumers with hundreds of millions of unwanted spam text messages in an effort to steer them towards deceptive…