• States, consumer groups blast CFPB’s fintech protections. State attorneys general, consumer advocates, community activists, and banking regulators are criticizing proposed legal protections for banks and technology firms that develop “innovative” financial products. The protections would come from the Consumer Financial
  • Some Equifax credit file locks have expired. Now what?. Those who took advantage of the Equifax offer may not realize that their free TrustedID Premier subscription ended on January 31. On that date, those Equifax credit reports were unlocked. Consumer advocates are urging people to
  • How to stop robocalls and block numbers. Depending on your service, you may have access to Anonymous Call Rejection. Enter the magic number *77, and you will hear three beeps. Hang up, and any call that hides its number will be rejected. The
  • Germany restricts Facebook’s data gathering. Germany’s competition authority has ruled that Facebook cannot gather personal data across platforms and websites unless users give permission from each individual site, a decision that could have wide-ranging implications on the company
  • Are your children racking up mobile game charges?. At the heart of all of this are mobile games that persuade children — who are the most vulnerable — to buy virtual goods using their parents’ credit card accounts while they are playing.
  • Regulador alemán falla contra Facebook por uso de datos. Las autoridades alemanas fallaron el jueves que Facebook no tiene permitido utilizar datos de los usuarios sin su consentimiento para otras aplicaciones y cibersitios con la idea de personalizar la publicidad, alegando que explota su
  • The least savory actors in the information economy. The debate over data privacy has Facebook and Google squinting into a harsh spotlight, while the least savory actors in the information economy have managed to stay offstage. That is no surprise, since hiding is

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