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Business strategy

ASA rules against hidden advertising by vloggers

The ASA has ruled against the use of unclear advertising by vloggers via their YouTube channels
26 Nov 2014
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Broadband speed
broadband

BT rapped by ASA over "inaccurate" broadband speed claims

Telco feels force of advertising body after download speed claims called into question
7 May 2014
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Broadband speed
broadband

Britons suffer slower than advertised broadband speeds

Findings from consumer rights group Which? suggest Britons are being short-changed when it comes to internet speeds.
21 Mar 2014
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Network & Internet

Three banned from using "3.9G" to describe network speeds

Advertising standards body rules Three cannot describe DC-HSDPA network as "3.9G".
23 Jan 2014
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data protection

Payday loan firm hit by £175k fine for sending spam texts

First Financial blasted by ICO over text message campaign that's already landed it in hot water with the ASA.
17 Dec 2013
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Broadband speed
Network & Internet

BT rapped over "misleading" broadband speed claims by ASA

Watchdog rules telco misled consumers over BT Infinity speed claims.
11 Sep 2013
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Mobile

O2 misled customers over iPhone 5 deliveries, ad body rules

Mobile operator rapped by Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for confusing customers with iPhone ordering claims.
12 Dec 2012
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cloud computing

Apple iCloud "effortless to use" claims cleared by ad

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) backs consumer electronics giant following a complaint over iCloud ad claims.
5 Dec 2012
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Rackspace escapes ASA wrath over "100% uptime" claims

Regulator finds in favour of cloud provider's '100 per cent uptime guarantee'.
10 Oct 2012
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Broadband speed
Network & Internet

Virgin Media rapped by ASA over "misleading" broadband ad

Regulator takes issue with broadband provider's "no more buffering" claims.
3 Oct 2012
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IT regulation

Groupon promises to change after OFT ruling

The internet deals company has three months to make the agreed changes to its trading practices.
16 Mar 2012
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Network & Internet

TalkTalk 'delighted' by ASA ads ban ruling

ASA bans three TalkTalk ads, yet the telecoms provider is seemingly over the moon with the decision.
4 Jan 2012
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Motorola DEFY
Mobile

Motorola ads banned after users bust phone screens

No more dance floors or swimming pool parties for Motorola… in its marketing campaigns at least.
9 Nov 2011
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Mobile

ASA: Motorola Atrix not world’s most powerful smartphone

The Motorola ad gets banned after it emerges the Samsung Galaxy S II i9100 is more powerful.
24 Aug 2011
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Ofcom
Network & Internet

Average broadband speeds ‘well below’ advertised

Ofcom claims ISPs are still not providing the broadband speeds they promise.
2 Mar 2011
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Network & Internet

Average broadband speeds ‘well below’ advertised

Ofcom claims ISPs are still not providing the broadband speeds they promise.
2 Mar 2011
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ASA
public sector

ASA moves into social network sphere

The ASA is finally handed powers to make judgments over company claims on social networks and other websites.
1 Mar 2011
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Broadband speeds
Network & Internet

Consumer Panel wants ‘up to’ broadband ads scrapped

Panel claims ‘up to’ adverts for broadband speeds are ‘no longer credible.’
25 Feb 2011
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Broadband speeds
Network & Internet

ASA consults on ISP speed claims

The Advertising Standards Authority calls for a rewriting of rules when it comes to broadband speed claims in adverts.
28 Jan 2011
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IE
Network & Internet

ASA agrees IE8 is most used browser

The ASA disagrees with a complainant claiming Firefox is the most used browser above IE8.
3 Nov 2010
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ASA
public sector

ASA powers extended to social media

The Advertising Standards Authority will soon be able to make adjudications on on social network adverts after a remit extension was agreed.
1 Sep 2010
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Broadband
broadband

BT tops 15 million broadband users

Despite union arguments, pension debacles and advert bans, BT can now celebrate as it signs up its 15 millionth customer.
31 Aug 2010
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Banned
public sector

Top 10 tech advert fails

We take a look back at 10 of the most notorious promotions to have been banned for their misleading nature.
25 Aug 2010