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2017

March

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  • Congress is about to give away your online privacy. Congress is poised to roll back FCC privacy protections in a way that could seriously compromise our online lives. The protections require internet service providers to secure consumer data and obtain consumers’ consent before
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  • Congress vote may overturn Internet privacy rules. The rules, which would have required Internet service providers to ask customers' permission to collect, use and sell personal information, were passed Oct. 27, 2016 by the FCC, then chaired by Democrat Tom Wheeler. But Republicans
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  • Automation puts jobs in peril. With automation poised to sweep through the economy, some fear that it will kill more jobs than it creates.  But Maxi Cifarelli’s experience is the opposite. She befriended automation, instead of fighting
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  • Leashes come off Wall Street. Dozens of federal rules protecting consumers, the environment and more could be eliminated in the coming weeks. The move represents one of the most significant shifts in regulatory policy in recent decades. It is the

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  • Little credit history? Lenders are taking a new look at you. About 45 million Americans lack traditional credit files, and the federal government is looking into whether alternative credit scoring models could bring more of these consumers into the financial mainstream. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened
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  • Google fights online trolls with new tool. The Internet can be an ugly place — one where the mere act of expressing an opinion can result in a barrage of name-calling, harassment and sometimes threats of violence. Now Google is zeroing
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