U.S. Senate presses FTC to investigate video game loot boxes

Following a hearing and statement from Sen. Maggie Hassan, the FTC’s commissioners said that they plan to investigate video game loot boxes in order to determine if they need more oversight.
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Senators urge FTC to look into shady ad practices in apps for kids

For us jaded adults, the long-running trend towards making apps and games free to download but stuffing them with paid options is just an annoyance or perhaps a logical progression of the business model. But kids haven’t developed our cynicism and wariness of manipulation — and they’re getting targeted nevertheless. Several Senators have asked the […]