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News

2016

November

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  • Elizabeth Warren is ready to defend consumer agency. Elizabeth Warren, then a Harvard Law professor, led the charge in 2010 to create a new government watchdog to protect consumers from Wall Street predation. A strong, independent agency was her first choice, she said…
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  • Web users’ online rights are declining. Messaging apps are facing increased pressure from government authorities as online rights around the world are slipping, according to a report released this week. Internet freedom declined for the sixth year in a row, the pro-democracy…
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  • Facebook and Google struggling to purge fake news. Earlier this week, Facebook joining Google in taking the most serious steps yet to crack down on purveyors of phony stories by cutting off a critical source of funding — the ads that online platforms…
  • Apps to blame for big spike in traffic deaths. When distracted driving entered the national consciousness a decade ago, the problem was mainly people who made calls or sent texts from their cellphones. The solution then was to introduce new technologies to keep drivers’…
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  • How to evaluate your consumer options and not get cheated. Although I’m able to pay my bills, it’s the decisions regarding cable, telephone, Internet and various insurance options that drive me nuts! I’ve tried to seek out independent groups that discuss such issues, but none exists…
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  • A 10-digit key code to your private life. The next time someone asks you for your cellphone number, you may want to think twice about giving it. The cellphone number is more than just a bunch of digits. It is increasingly used as…
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  • These class action cases can get you free money. Most of us have received postcards in the mail saying you qualify for cash back on some purchase, but we often throw it away. We think it's junk mail, or something requiring too much personal…
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  • Beware iPhone users: Fake retail apps are surging. Hundreds of fake retail and product apps have popped up in Apple’s App Store in recent weeks — just in time to deceive holiday shoppers. The counterfeiters have masqueraded as retail chains like Dollar Tree…
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October

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  • Why Google Fiber is no longer rolling out to new cities. After rolling out its Fiber product in about a dozen cities, Google is hitting pause on its project to deploy superfast Internet across the country. The news may come as a disappointment to those who were hoping the search giant…
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  • Por qué debe prohibir las tabletas a sus hijos. Algo divertido ocurrió cuando prohibí las tabletas en mi casa entre semana y limité su uso durante los fines de semana. Mis hijos, de 4 y 6 años, se volvieron menos gruñones. También pusieron más…