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OFT targets Twitter brand champions

OFT targets Twitter brand champions

By 10 January 2011

Undeclared endorsement based tweets could soon be a thing of the past if the Office of Fair Trading gets its way. The government's consumer watchdog has begun a crackdown after it discovered a PR firm, Handpicked Media, was paying well-known Twitter users... >>

Software licences branded unfair

Software licences branded unfair

By 21 February 2008

Some of the world's biggest software developers have been slammed in a new report by the National Consumer Council (NCC). It has called for a clampdown on software companies that it says mislead computer users into signing away legal rights, and has urged... >>

Office of Fair Trading spams kids

Office of Fair Trading spams kids

By 19 February 2008

The Office of Fair Trading launched a new scheme to warn the UK's youth about the dangers of replying to spam text messages. The organisation sent thousands of mock SMS spam messages to people aged between 18 and 24 as part of Scams Awareness Month. The... >>