Giant Credit Bureaus to Pay Millions for Alleged Deception
Giant Credit Bureaus to Pay Millions for Alleged Deception
on January 4, 2017

Ever get sucked into a paid subscription or click through pages of ads while trying to get your free credit score? This may explain why.

FCC Dings Comcast for Bullying Cable Customers
FCC Dings Comcast for Bullying Cable Customers
on October 12, 2016

Consumers complained of charges for unwanted products and channels, unmet promises for refunds and hours spent pursuing customer service help. Is the penalty big enough for force change?

Don’t Click on That: Infected Zip Files are Invading Email Again
Don’t Click on That: Infected Zip Files are Invading Email Again
on September 23, 2016

Just when you’ve turned your attention to a new cyberthreat, an old one has resurfaced. Don’t be caught by surprise.

For-Profit College Chain Closure Leaves Wreckage, Debt for Thousands
For-Profit College Chain Closure Leaves Wreckage, Debt for Thousands
on September 7, 2016

The closing of ITT is a case for making education in this country not only accessible, but also scam-free.

Your Smartphone Could Be Seized By Criminals Demanding Ransom
Your Smartphone Could Be Seized By Criminals Demanding Ransom
on July 12, 2016

Sadly, you need to take steps to prevent extortion through your mobile phone. Here’s what you need to know about this emerging threat.

What Would It Take for America to Be Great Again, Really?
What Would It Take for America to Be Great Again, Really?
on July 4, 2016

As we observe the nation’s birthday, consider this: When was the country really greater than it is now? And what would it take to make it better?

Why Are We All (Including Our Leaders) Ignoring the Big Problem?
Why Are We All (Including Our Leaders) Ignoring the Big Problem?
on June 8, 2016

The elephant in the room is only getting more obvious: We need to plan for a future where billions of people are automated out of jobs.

Is It OK — or Even Legal — to Fire Longtime Employees?
Is It OK — or Even Legal — to Fire Longtime Employees?
on June 2, 2016

A controversial columnist just voiced what many employers were wondering. But is it acceptable?

Why My Bank’s Upgraded Security Blocked Me From My Money
Why My Bank’s Upgraded Security Blocked Me From My Money
on May 17, 2016

I appreciate my bank’s effort to beef up security. But my story illustrates why security tools that aren’t ready for prime time may do more damage than good.

Text Senders Be Warned: You May Be Blamed for a Driver’s Accident
Text Senders Be Warned: You May Be Blamed for a Driver’s Accident
on May 5, 2016

If you love to text, know that the courts may find you responsible if your message interferes with the text recipient’s driving and something goes wrong.

Beware: Phishing Is Still a Thing, Because It Works
Beware: Phishing Is Still a Thing, Because It Works
on April 28, 2016

It turns out that old-fashioned phishing has new-fangled ways of taking advantage of us. Be on guard.

Hospital Ransomware Hacks Show Our System is Focused on the Wrong Things
Hospital Ransomware Hacks Show Our System is Focused on the Wrong Things
on April 25, 2016

Our efforts to protect patient privacy, through HIPAA, are ‘defending patient records instead of patient health.’ Meanwhile, security systems against hackers are in shambles.

How Outlet Stores Lure Customers Into Buying With ‘Phantom Discounts’
How Outlet Stores Lure Customers Into Buying With ‘Phantom Discounts’
on April 19, 2016

A class-action lawsuit with backing from the FTC is taking on outlet stores that offer discounts on prices that never existed and other practices described as essentially false advertising.

The Sad Truth About All Those New U.S. Jobs
The Sad Truth About All Those New U.S. Jobs
on April 12, 2016

Yes, many more people are employed than a few years back, but political debates should be focused on how to generate good jobs — not just more opportunities waiting tables.

Worried About Your Car Getting Hacked? So Is the FBI
Worried About Your Car Getting Hacked? So Is the FBI
on March 25, 2016

More sophisticated technology in cars — and among hackers — means there are perils lurking. Consumers and law enforcers have reason to be concerned.

Incentive to Drive Carefully: the Stunningly High Price of an Accident
Incentive to Drive Carefully: the Stunningly High Price of an Accident
on March 18, 2016

Here’s the penalty — which insurance companies call an “adjustment of risk” — you pay when you file a claim. It’s not pretty.

Is Your Netflix Account Being Hacked?
Is Your Netflix Account Being Hacked?
on March 9, 2016

You may be “sharing” your account without knowing it. Here’s what you can do to prevent it — and the problems it could cause both you and Netflix down the road.

Apple/Mac Users, Beware: Ransomware Attack Reveals Security Risk
Apple/Mac Users, Beware: Ransomware Attack Reveals Security Risk
on March 8, 2016

The KeRanger attack was not as big as it might have been, but it should be a big wake-up call for Mac users. Here’s the scoop.

Where to Find Pockets of Economic Sanity in the United States
Where to Find Pockets of Economic Sanity in the United States
on December 7, 2015

Here’s where jobs exist, buying a home is within reach and schools are above average. (If you live on a coast, you’re probably not in one of these “sane circles.”

Attention Online Shoppers: 5 Security Tips for Your Holiday Splurge
Attention Online Shoppers: 5 Security Tips for Your Holiday Splurge
on December 1, 2015

With the remarkable surge of online shopping (RIP shopping mall), I’ve been asked for advice on staying safe while shopping online. Here are some simple suggestions that can make a big difference.

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