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Pay up, Facebook! FTC approves record $5 billion fine over privacy blunders

It's not often that a major company takes accountability for wrongdoing. One of the most-criticized offenders looks like they're about to pay the piper....
Happening Now July 12, 2019

YouTube gives viewers more control over recommended videos

YouTube has started rolling out three specific changes aimed at enhancing the viewer's experience. The changes also are meant to answer why viewers are...
Happening Now June 28, 2019

US government shuts down 4 more major robocall operations

A nation plagued by robocalls is getting some relief. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) just took another major step toward stopping the hundreds of...
Happening Now June 27, 2019

6 ways to tell if a car for sale is fake

With millions of items ready for purchase at our fingertips, consumers have become addicted to the convenience of online shopping. A significant downside to...
Tips June 26, 2019

YouTube 'looking at' changes to protect kids -- until then, here's what to do

The pressure on YouTube to make the site safer is intensifying. Consumer and privacy watchdog groups continue to lobby for YouTube to make itself...
Happening Now June 20, 2019

Amazon's all-new Echo Dot Kids Edition followed by all-new privacy lawsuits

On the heels of a brand-new Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition, two class-action lawsuits have been filed saying that children are being illegally recorded...
Happening Now June 14, 2019

Recall alert! If you have this Apple product, you could get hurt

Companies recall products all the time. In many cases, products being recalled have a minor flaw that is a simple fix. No harm, no...
Happening Now June 7, 2019

Robocalls are bad for your health -- 7 things you can do to save yourself

You think you hate robocalls? So does your doctor, but probably not for the reason you think. A new report finds that our distaste...
Happening Now June 2, 2019

3 reasons robocalls won't stop (and 5 things to do about them)

If robocalls are so universally disliked, why do they continue to exist? Obviously, robocalls work, and someone out there is gaining from them. But...
Columns May 25, 2019

3 apps used by predators to groom children -- remove them now

As if there isn't enough ick in the world. The government is warning parents about three dating apps that pedophiles had been using to...
Happening Now May 8, 2019
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