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Sony's Original Vita Ads Were Misleading, Says US Government
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The terms of the settlement prevent Sony from making “similarly misleading advertising claims in the future.” The company must also provide customers who bought a Vita before June 1, 2012, with refunds. These refunds will give affected customers either ... [...]
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Africa Hopes Lima Meeting Will Re-Energize Climate Change Talks
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At the upcoming UN climate change meeting in Lima (COP 20), African groups are hoping that progress can be made towards the goal of reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions. COP 20 - the acronym for the Conference of Parties to the United Nations ... [...]
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Coveney accused of misleading public over dairy expansion
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Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has been accused of misleading the public on the environmental impact of expanding Ireland's dairy herd. An Taisce said claims by Mr Coveney that the Irish dairy herd can be expanded by over 300,000 cows in the ... [...]
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Sony forced to offer Vita refunds due to misleading ads
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... from personal Twitter accounts without saying they worked for an ad agency engaged by Sony. As well as being forced to issue refunds, the terms of the settlement stop Sony from making 'similarly misleading advertising claims' in the future ... [...]
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Misleading Claims From Both Sides Crowd Immigration Debate
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Both sides in the immigration debate are simply misstating the facts. President Obama exaggerated when talking about declines in illegal border crossings, and Republican Rick Santorum made a misleading claim about the foreign-born population in the ... [...]
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Colorado mastodon bones show warm ancient Earth
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Evidence left behind by mastodons, mammoths, giant sloths and huge bison — along with insects, plants, pollen and other animals — offers a glimpse at how ancient animals adapted to climate change. Among their findings: The warmer weather allowed ... [...]
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Sony to pay Vita owners over misleading Remote Play ad claims
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The Federal Trade Commission announced today it has come to a settlement with Sony Computer Entertainment and advertising agency Deutsch LA over misleading claims in early ads for the PlayStation Vita. As part of that settlement, Sony will offer Vita ... [...]
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Sony PS Vita Ads Spell Double Trouble: Offensive Ad or Misleading Claims …
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Although Sony refuses to admit that its PS Vita advertisements contained misleading claims about the product, the company agreed to offer either a $25 refund or a $50 voucher for any of its games to any customer who bought a Vita since it was launched ... [...]
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Sony Refunding Eligible Vita Users Over False Ads
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This refund comes as part of Sony's settlement over a Federal Trade Commission charge regarding "misleading" advertisements. According to the FTC complaint, Sony made several false claims about its handheld Vita console during its 2011 to 2012 launch ... [...]
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Some PS Vita owners are getting refunds due to Sony's 'misleading' adverts
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The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ruled that Sony has to refund early Vita owners due to a "misleading" advertising campaign it ran from late 2011 to early 2012. The wording that the FTC took issue with is claiming in these adverts that the ... [...]
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UN climate change deal must have legally binding targets, says EU
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In Brussels earlier this month, the US special envoy on climate change, Todd Stern told journalists that while negotiations on the issue were ongoing, a 'hybrid approach' to legal enforcement offered the best chance of striking a deal agreeable to all. [...]
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Sony To Issue Refunds To Playstation Vita Owners Over Misleading Launch …
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If any of you bought a first-gen Vita before June 1st, 2012 on the promises of being able to pick up and play a PS3 game from any point on the portable console or being able to use the 3G version to play multiplayer games over the 3G data connection ... [...]
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3 Ferguson-related protesters arrested in Chicago
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Three people were arrested Wednesday in Chicago after they were protesting the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., police said. [...]
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Ferguson protestor, 57, charged with felony
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A Logan Square man has been charged with a felony after he was arrested along with two others while protesting the fatal shooting of a black teenager by police in Ferguson, Mo., police said. [...]
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SCEA Compensating Early Vita Adopters Over Misleading Ads
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Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has agreed to compensate early adopters of the PlayStation Vita system, due to misleading advertising that was used at the time. America's Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged SCEA with misleading ... [...]
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Climate change: Global weather predicted to become increasingly extreme …
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University of Exeter Professor Peter Cox, one of the authors of the report, said: “We measure exposure to individuals. That goes up because of more extreme events and because the size of the vulnerable population increases. “Climate change increases ... [...]
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Sony settles with FTC on allegedly misleading PlayStation tweets
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The commission contends the tweets were misleading because they did not reflect reviews posted by actual Vita users, and because the employees did not note that they worked for Deutsch LA. "In the proposed order, Deutsch LA Inc. did not admit to any ... [...]
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Sony To Settle FTC Charges Over Misleading Ads For PS Vita; Refund Consumers
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As part of its settlement with the FTC, Sony is barred from making similarly misleading advertising claims in the future, and will provide consumers who bought a PS Vita gaming console before June 1, 2012, either a $25 cash or credit refund, or a $50 ... [...]
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Sony told to refund customers after running 'misleading' Vita adverts
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The ruling found that an early marketing campaign for the device made several misleading technical claims about its capabilities. In adverts produced by the firm Deutsch LA, it was suggested that the “remote play” feature would allow gamers to pause ... [...]
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FTC orders Sony to refund PS Vita early adopters after misleading ads
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Sony will be forced to offer partial refunds to customers who purchased the PlayStation Vita in the first half of 2012, after the Federal Trade Commission ruled its advertising practices at the handheld's launch were deceptive. Early Vita ads claimed ... [...]
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Misleading on Education Cuts in Louisiana
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A new ad from Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu takes liberties with the facts to make the claim that her opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy, “voted to cut $86 million from Louisiana schools.” Cassidy voted for a Republican budget that called for deep cuts to ... [...]
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'Global Warming Swindle': Scientists' Reactions to British Documentary
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The public response to the film was mixed and for the most part reviews were heavily influenced by viewer's pre-existing positions on climate change. Many scientists, however, reacted to the documentary with criticism as to the qualifications of the ... [...]
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PS Vita Ads Were Misleading – Sony Pays Up
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According to the release, Sony has made misleading advertising claims about its portable console called PlayStation Vita between the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012, the console's launch campaign. Sony claimed that the pocket console will ... [...]
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Sony to refund some customers after misleading PS Vita ads
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According to the Federal Trade Commission, Sony deceived consumers by falsely advertising the PlayStation Vita's "game-changing" features when the console launched in the US. And, perhaps in an effort to stay out of court, the electronics company has ... [...]
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Republicans key to US-China carbon emissions deal
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... Republican Party overwhelm the Democrats, taking over the US Senate and increasing its majority in the US House, does not make one optimistic. For starters, the new Senate is set to be packed with a brand new crop of Republican climate change ... [...]
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STEPHEN COLBERT: CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS DON’T KNOW WHAT THE F*CK THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT
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Oklahoma Republican James Inhofe gears up to chair the Senate Environmental Committee despite literally writing the book on global warming denial. [...]
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What Happens When You Greenwash Fracking
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Consider that the oil and gas industry, backed by billions in investments from Wall Street and abroad, needs natural gas to be seen as more of a climate solution than a climate problem. These interests expect to profit from widespread and intensive ... [...]
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