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iPhone and Android Acne Apps Misleading, FTC Rules

Smartphone Apps Can't Cure Acne

The FTC just handed down its first ruling on smartphone apps and beauty, unanimously agreeing that the designers behind two programs, AcneApp and Acne Pwner, should be fined for claiming that their apps could actually help clear acne. Both claimed to use blue and red light to improve skin, suppositions that are unsubstantiated in the research. The agreement, according to the FTC site, will be subject to public comment through Oct. 10, 2011, after which they'll decide whether to make the ruling final. If you downloaded either of these apps (and thousands of people did), you can comment or make your own complaint on the FTC's official comment site.

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Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 5 years
The thing is, you could probably sell at least a few dozen of those apps. Crazy stuff!
angri angri 5 years
Aww, does this mean I can't legally sell my app that uses yellow light to cure gullibility? ;D
GummiBears GummiBears 5 years
LOL Om my goodness, some people were getting beside themselves with all these possible apps and moneymaking schemes.
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