15,000 People Purchased ‘Acne-Curing’ Smartphone Apps

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Unfortunately, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz has determined that the zit-fighting properties of AcnePwner (for Android) and AcneApp's (for iPhones) "blue and red light treatments" are founded on "baseless claims." In a statement that will surely come as a bitter disappointment to many of today's modern teens, he said, “Smartphones make our lives easier in countless ways, but unfortunately when it comes to curing acne, there’s no app for that." Tough way to kick off the school year, huh? [Politico]