• Mulvaney requests zero funding for the consumer bureau. In his first quarterly funding request as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney is asking for nothing. The request for no funding came as Mulvaney announced the first step toward an…
  • Remaking the CFPB?. The CFPB announced that it is issuing a “call for evidence to ensure the bureau is fulfilling its proper and appropriate functions to best protect consumers.”  Consider this your chance to finally tell the bureau…
  • Former identity thief now fights crimes he helped perfect. Few people know more about identity theft than Brett Shannon Johnson, a convicted identity thief who was once on the Secret Service’s Most Wanted list. Johnson made millions developing online fraud techniques and creating two…
  • Senators want 'massive' fines for data breaches at Equifax. Two senators proposed “massive and mandatory” fines for data breaches at Equifax Inc. and other credit reporting companies, starting at $100 for each consumer whose sensitive information is compromised.  The bill from Sens. Elizabeth Warren…
  • States push back after net neutrality repeal. Lawmakers in at least six states, including California and New York, have introduced bills in recent weeks that would forbid internet providers to block or slow down sites or online services. Legislators in several other…
  • EEUU: Cámara aprueba programa de espionaje. Tras una serie de tuits contradictorios del presidente Donald Trump, la Cámara de Representantes revalidó el jueves un programa de recolección de información en el extranjero pero con un agregado importante: el FBI deberá obtener…
  • New tech gadgets are following the sound of your voice. What’s the hottest thing in the world of technology these days? Your voice. Some of the most popular gadgets over the holiday season were smart speakers with digital assistants from Amazon and Google . Apple…

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