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News

2016

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  • Here's why companies leave you in the dark about hacks for months. Companies breached by computer hackers must inform customers that their personal information has been compromised. But when?  Being immediately upfront with customers gives victims time to clamp down on accounts to avoid theft or other damage. Notifying users…
  • The net neutrality court decision in plain English. A federal appeals court said that the Internet is basically like a giant telephone network and that the companies that provide it, such as Comcast and Verizon, must offer essentially the same protections to Internet users that…
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  • 'Net neutrality' rules for fair internet access win in court. A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the government’s “net neutrality” rules, preserving regulations that force internet providers such as Comcast and AT&T to treat all online traffic — everything from Netflix and cat videos…
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  • Cable industry mobilizes lobbying army to block FCC moves. In recent weeks, staff members for Bobby Rush, a Democratic congressman from Illinois, have asked fellow lawmakers to sign a letter opposing a Federal Communications Commission proposal to limit how broadband providers can share users’…
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  • Googling yourself will soon bring a new surprise. Google announced that a card linking to your account settings will show up when you search for your own name, making it easier to find and manage your data. Users can also search for "I lost…
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  • Verizon, unions reach agreement to end strike. Verizon Communications Inc. and its two unions reached an agreement on a new labor contract, paving the way for about 39,000 landline employees to return to work after walking off the job more than six…

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  • Fair treatment for homeowners with limited English proficiency. Consumer Action, Americans for Financial Reform and coalition partners urge regulators, in a newly released paper, to make it easier for limited English proficiency (LEP) consumers to understand and navigate the financial system, especially the…
  • A traveler’s guide to taking a smartphone abroad. The summer travel season will soon be upon us, with notions of escape, unplugging and faraway lands. But while the idea of disconnecting from technology when abroad seems relaxing, the stress of visiting a foreign…
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  • To tip or not to tip your Uber driver. In recent weeks Uber has begun allowing drivers in two states — California and Massachusetts — to post signs in their cars that say tips are appreciated. Is this just the beginning of Uber tipping?…
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  • Why people say they'll boycott Google's new messaging app. Google this week announced a new messaging app with strong encryption that even the government, with a warrant, can't wiretap. But there’s a catch: You have to turn on that feature yourself. With Allo’s debut, Google is taking…
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  • Garantía de cobertura. Dos hermanos de familia guatemalteca han puesto en marcha una empresa en Brooklyn, goTenna, que conecta teléfonos incluso cuando no hay cobertura celular o wifi Jorge Perdomo le gustaba ir a conciertos de música a los…
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  • Consumer agency moves to assert bank customers' right to sue. The nation’s consumer watchdog is unveiling a proposed rule on Thursday that would restore customers’ rights to bring class-action lawsuits against financial firms, giving Americans major new protections and delivering a serious blow to Wall…
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  • Hulu lanza video en vivo en 2017. Hulu va a ofrecer un servicio de streaming de video en vivo en el 2017 que ofrecerá una mezcla de programación de televisión reglar y por cable, además de noticias, deportes y otros eventos.
  • Robocall phone mess is an unholy hassle. Robocalls and spoofing have grown into a major annoyance. The Federal Trade Commission received more than 3 million robocall-related complaints last year.