Federal Trade Commission January 4, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG; Analysis To Aid Public Comment
Document Number: 2016-31848
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The consent agreement in this matter settles alleged violations of federal law prohibiting unfair methods of competition. The attached Analysis to Aid Public Comment describes both the allegations in the complaint and the terms of the consent orders embodied in the consent agreementthat would settle these allegations.
IoT Home Inspector Challenge
Document Number: 2016-31731
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-04
Agency: Federal Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Trade Commission (``FTC'') announces a prize competition that challenges the public to create a technical solution (``tool'') that consumers can deploy to guard against security vulnerabilities in software on the Internet of Things (``IoT'') devices in their homes. The tool would, at a minimum, help protect consumers from security vulnerabilities caused by out-of-date software. Contestants have the option of adding features, such as those that would address hard-coded, factory default or easy-to-guess passwords. The prize for the competition is up to $25,000, with $3,000 available for each honorable mention winner(s). Winners will be announced on or about July 27, 2017.