Tag Archive for complaint

Lush cosmetics defends ad campaign featuring naked women



Lush Australia will not change how it approaches marketing despite a decision by the Advertising Standards Board to uphold a complaint against the homemade cosmetics brand‘s campaign to raise awareness of excess packaging that featured nude women.

During August and September this year, Lush began a campaign against excessive packaging in the cosmetics industry by highlighting how many of its products are “naked,” or unpackaged. As part of the campaign, Lush placed posters in its shop windows…

Iowa couple aims to buy 1,000 billboards denouncing same-sex marriage



A legal fight ensued after Betty and Richard Odgaard refused to allow same-sex marriages at their venue, prompting the Iowa couple to close their business

Now, the Odgaards are turning to billboards — 1,000 of them, to be precise — to promote their belief that marriage is meant to be between one man and one woman

The Mennonite couple, who lives in Grimes, Iowa, stopped hosting weddings at…

FBI: Islamic State sympathizer charged in backpack bomb plot



A man described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathizer who hoped to mount attacks on U.S. soil was charged Tuesday with plotting to detonate a nail-filled backpack bomb on a Florida beach.

It’s the latest in a string of arrests targeting potential ISIS-related plots in the U.S. Earlier this month, the FBI touted its work in disrupting numerous such plans in places like the New York City area and Boston

A criminal…

This battery case gives a Samsung Galaxy S6 its microSD card slot back



Two things users bemoan about the Samsung Galaxy S6: Its lack of a microSD card slot for storage expansion, and its sealed, non-replaceable battery.

Samsung traded the two features in for a thinner and lighter design made from glass and aluminum — which, in our opinion, was worth it. But if you’re still stingy about losing the features (and have no interest in picking up the equally impressive LG G4), this case from Incipio may interest you.

Tom Selleck accused of stealing precious California water for avocado farm



The Calleguas Municipal Water District has named Magnum, P.I. star Tom Selleck in a complaint alleging that the actor has been stealing truckloads of water from a public hydrant.

The stolen water, the complaint alleges, was being transported to Selleck’s ranch and avocado farm in Hidden Valley, California

According to the Los Angeles Times, the district hired a private investigator to solve the case, and all clues point to a…

Amy Schumer is still upset about her high school volleyball uniform



What was Amy Schumer like in high school? Was she really the ditzy, wanna-be prom queen who sneaks out to the parking lot to drink that she portrays in her sketches?

CBS Sunday Morning‘s Mo Rocca accompanied her on a tour of South Side High School in Rockville Centre, New York, the school she graduated from in 1999, to find out. And according to the teachers and former classmate Rocca spoke to, Schumer was unsurprisingly persistent, but not quite the foul-mouthed everywoman we’ve come to…

America’s slowest airline replaces CEO after complaints rise



The CEO of Frontier Airlines has resigned and been replaced by the carrier’s chairman and president, two days after the government said that Frontier had the highest complaint rate and the worst on-time performance among the nation’s 14 leading airlines in March.

Frontier said Wednesday that Dave Siegel stepped down for personal reasons.

More than one-third of Frontier’s March flights arrived at least 15 minutes late.

Privately held Frontier has been shifting to a so-called ultra-low-cost…

Apple promotes games with no in-app purchases



Apple is giving special placement to gaming apps that don’t offer in-app purchases

A new section called “Pay Once & Play” graced the front page of Apple’s App Store on Friday.

Some parents have learned the hard way that children make in-app purchases without their consent (making those purchases don’t require re-entering a password, but there’s only a 15-minute window). In January 2014, Apple settled a complaint from the Federal Trade Commission by…

Ice cream trucks are slowly driving New Yorkers insane



Nothing marks your shift into adulthood quite like your reaction to the sound of an ice cream truck.

To a child, it means ice cream. To an adult, it means a screeching, summer-long jingle from hell. So far this year, New Yorkers have made 1,804 ice cream truck-related complaints to the city’s non-emergency complaint system, 311. According to DNAinfo, that’s about 200 more complaints than 2013

Residents feel…