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Cookie, Crumbled: FTC complaints about the Girl Scouts

Cookie, Crumbled: FTC complaints about the Girl Scouts

Federal Trade Commission complaints about the Girl Scouts of the United States of America are littered with scammed parents and children, unreceived patches, cookie order issues, and botched field trips to Disney World.

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This week’s FOIA round-up: Trump’s acting attorney general linked to scam business, FOIA weaponized by corporations, and surveillance footage exposes police abuse in Indiana

This week’s FOIA round-up: Trump’s acting attorney general linked to scam business, FOIA weaponized by corporations, and surveillance footage exposes police abuse in Indiana

In this week’s FOIA round-up, public records reveal the shady associations of President Donald Trump’s newly-appointed acting attorney general, tax preparation companies use FOIA to target a university professor, and surveillance video tells the story of police abuse in Indiana.

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Man demands a federal investigation into BuzzFeed and Tinder because a college student wouldn't send nudes

Man demands a federal investigation into BuzzFeed and Tinder because a college student wouldn’t send nudes

Among the various kinds of romance scams found in the Federal Trade Commission’s database of Tinder complaints, one man ventured to fight back in the name of the app’s thirstiest men.

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The People Versus Mario: The FTC's forgotten investigation into Nintendo

The People Versus Mario: The FTC’s forgotten investigation into Nintendo

From the late ’80s to the early ’90s, Nintendo dominated the video game market with its now-iconic console, the Nintendo Entertainment System. Nintendo’s incredible success earned it the ire of competitors, legislators, and regulators who believed the company built its business on unfair - and illegal - practices like price fixing.

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Gotta kvetch 'em all! Pokemon GO FTC complaints

Gotta kvetch ‘em all! Pokemon GO FTC complaints

FTC complaints released to Robert Delaware regarding the uber-popular augmented reality game Pokemon GO run the gamut from allegations of fraud, to concerns about privacy, all the way to full-on “these pokemons are going to kill us all” hysteria.

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