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No, the FCC is Not Forcing Consumers To Pay $225 To File Complaints
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Having your voice heard at the Federal Communications Commission could soon cost you hundreds of dollars, according to congressional Democrats Tuesday who oppose a looming rule change by the nation’s top telecom and cable regulator. But that may not be the case after all, a review of the FCC proposal shows. From a report: At […]

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New Tech Industry Lobbying Group Argues 'Right to Repair' Laws Endanger Consumers
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chicksdaddy brings this report from Security Ledger: The Security Innovation Center, with backing of powerful tech industry groups, is arguing that letting consumers fix their own devices will empower hackers. The group released a survey last week warning of possible privacy and security risks should consumers have the right to repair their own devices. It […]

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Consumers Prefer Security Over Convenience For the First Time Ever, IBM Security Report Finds
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A new study by IBM Security surveying 4,000 adults from a few different regions of the world found that consumers are now ranking security over convenience. For the first time ever, business users and consumers are now preferring security over convenience. From a report: TechRepublic spoke with executive security advisor at IBM Security Limor Kessem […]

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New Equifax CEO offers “sincere and total apology” to consumers
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Enlarge (credit: Smith Collection/Gado via Getty Images) Equifax’s new CEO is very sorry. “On behalf of Equifax, I want to express my sincere and total apology to every consumer affected by our recent data breach,” Paulino do Rego Barros Jr. wrote in an open letter published by the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday afternoon. “We didn’t live up […]

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Credit Agency Equifax Cracked, 143 Million Consumers Exposed
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Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax on Thursday said it suffered a major criminal data breach that exposed personal information of as many as 143 million consumers in the U.S. between mid-May and July of this year. The attack exposed a range of sensitive personal data, including names, addresses, Social Security Numbers, dates of birth, and […]

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Google insists Hangouts for consumers isn't going away
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After announcing their new AI-powered chat platforms Allo and Duo last September, Google seems to be sunsetting the old and busted Hangouts in favor of their new hotness. Several other announcements seemed to confirm that strategy, including a Hangou…

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Only 45% Of Consumers Take Proper Measures To Protect Their Gadgets: McAfee
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Today Intel Security announced its second-annual ‘McAfee Most Hackable Holiday Gifts’ list to identify potential security risks associated with hot-ticket items this holiday season. With 80% of consumers who are likely to holiday shop this year, it should also be noted, that the study pointed to the fact that 85% users admitted to start using connected devices […]

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Consumers Warned of Exploding Samsung Washers
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That’s the situation Samsung found itself in last week when the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning about certain top-load washing machines made by the company between March 2011 and April 2016. “CPSC is advising consumers to only use the delicate cycle when washing bedding, water-resistant and bulky items,” reads a statement at […]

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Foursquare's new CEO to shift company focus beyond consumers
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Foursquare gambled big two years ago when it split its app in two. Unfortunately, that hasn't worked out so well. Despite reinstating universal mayorships and leaderboards into Swarm (it's spin-off check-in app), the company has yet to regain much of…

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