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Media Decoder: Even on Social Media, Marketers Must Provide Disclosure, Says Ad Group

Advertisers who make claims about their products on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest need to be mindful of the fine print they use, or forget to use, in their postings.


ABC News: Ohio Higher Ed Panel: Ban All Tobacco on Campuses

Ohio higher education officials have voted unanimously to urge the state’s public campuses to ban all tobacco use, both indoors and outdoors.

The Ohio Board of Regents’ resolution approved Monday comes after a review showed such policies help both smokers and nonsmokers and cut costs for education institutions. It also calls for a ban on sales and advertising.


FTC.gov: FTC Testifies on Commercial Uses of Facial Recognition Technologies

Agency Will Recommend Best Practices to Safeguard Privacy, Security

The Federal Trade Commission today told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee that the FTC is examining the benefits to consumers, as well as privacy and security concerns regarding current and possible future commercial uses of facial recognition technologies and will make recommendations later this year on best practices for companies that use these new technologies.


MediaPost: IAB: Ad Industry Readies Mobile Privacy Principles

The online ad industry is poised to extend privacy self-regulation to the mobile platform, the Interactive Advertising Bureau says in a new filing with the Federal Communications Commission.


The Hill: Court dismisses challenge to airline advertising rules

A Washington, D.C. appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Department of Transportation can regulate the advertising of airline tickets prices.