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    Online Pornography

    Witnesses testified about Internet pornography. Among the issues they addressed were marketing pornography online, the use of peer-to-peer networks in distribution, current criminal…

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    Use of Dietary Supplements by Children

    Witnesses testified about potential health hazards and possible benefits of providing dietary supplements to children. Among the topics they addressed were the proper use of…

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    Identity Theft

    Officials from the Federal Trade Commission, Mastercard, and victims of I.D. theft testified about the growing problem of identify theft. Topics included stronger law enforcement,…

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    Non-Profit Credit Counseling

    Testimony was heard about the activities of consumer credit counseling agencies because of reports that many of the more recently established organizations abuse their non-profit status,…

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    Internet Health Fraud

    The participants talked with reporters about the Federal Trade Commission’s announcement of new law enforcement action against the fraudulent marketing of supplements and other health…

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    Ephedra Dietary Supplements, Day 2

    Attorneys representing major league sporting associations and government officials testified about the safety and use of the dietary supplement Ephedra. Among the topics they addressed…

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    Charitable Contributions to Relief Efforts

    Witnesses testified about charities and how they used money collected in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks, including whether the money will be used directly to help victims…

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    Spyware

    Witnesses testified about the use of software and programs designed to track Internet use after downloading computer applications over the Internet. Among the issues they addressed…

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    The Internet and Consumer Protection

    Ms. Bernstein moderated a roundtable discussion about the upcoming Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hearings on consumer protection, internet, and globalization. The panelists…

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    Statistical Survey of Consumer Fraud

    Mr. Beales spoke about a recent survey regarding consumer fraud. He also responded to questions from audience members.

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    Consumer Protections Announcement

    Officials announced the creation of a national “do not call” list to protect consumers from unwanted telephone solicitations and telemarketing firms. Following their…

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    Homeownership Education

    Real estate experts talked about various programs to provide sound financial advice to prospective homeowners in the minority community, coordinating national policies on minority…

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    Telemarketing Regulation

    Mr. Beales talked about federal efforts to protect consumers from unwanted telemarketers. He also responded to viewer comments and questions.

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