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Greenwald Hammers CNN, NYTimes for Misleading Public on Doctors Without Borders Attack

5 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Depending on which news organization's reports you happen to be consuming about the airstrike that left 22 people dead at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan over the weekend, you might not know who exactly is responsible. And journalists like Glenn Greenwald think this is a problem.

Geek Reading October 5, 2015

Krebs on Security starts our week with two security breaches. First, 15 million consumers could be affected by the Experian data breach, which is also reported by TechCrunch who talks about the T-Mobile data inclusion in the breach. The second breach is at Scottrade, which affects 4.6 million consumers. Clearly, the Experian breach is something […]

CPSC: 129,000 Dishwashers Recalled Over Power Cords That May Burst Into Flames

Because washing dishes shouldn’t result in a fiery inferno, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling 129,000 dishwashers in the U.S., after reports that power cords used for multiple brands can overheat and burst into flame. The dishwashers were sold under the labels Bosch, Gaggenau, Kenmore Elite and Thermador according to the CPSC, at a variety of appliance and …

Genomic Testing Makes Consumers Less Confident in Understanding Genetics (And That's Probably Okay)

After reading a comprehensive report on their own personal genome, consumers reported knowing less about genetics than they did before. Wait, what? How could that be? We'll get there. First, a little background. You've heard of people...Show More Summary

Experian Hacked, T-Mobile Customer Data Stolen

Today, credit reporting and marketing company Experian announced they were the victim of a data breach that affects approximately 15 million U.S. consumers, including any T-Mobile customer who went through a credit check for service or device financing. Read more...

Tesla, The American Dream And The New American Reality

Tesla Motors has broken the mold...again. The Tesla Model S P85D was given a perfect score by the independent not-for-profit Consumer Reports, but only after its score was adjusted down. Consumer Reports has a testing methodology to asses the quality of an automobile. Show More Summary

Sugary Drinks: Find Alternatives for Better Health

Weight gain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease. These are some of the risks associated with consuming sugary drinks, according to a new report from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers found the health effects of drinking one or two servings a day of sugar-sweetened beverages include a 35 percent greater risk of heart attack or fatal […]

Credit Card Rewards Are High And ATM Fees Drop, But Consumers Still Fighting Fees

Two reports released today give consumers the fiscal fitness of the credit card and banking industries as it relates to their personal finances. Credit card companies want to attract you with their reward bonuses, which are near record highs now, and banks have dropped ATM fees 3% this quarter - marking [...]

Your Money Adviser: Loan Servicers Faulted for Some Student Loan Problems

Some servicers may not tell borrowers about easier payments plans unless they specifically ask, according to a report from the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

1 In 5 U.S. Adults On Board With Wearables Now

Forrester released its annual report on US consumer technology use on Monday, and the findings make encouraging reading for wearable developers, manufacturers and enthusiasts. Twenty-one percent of all "online" adults in the U.S. now own a wearable device of some kind, with the younger... Continue reading

Big Market Getting Bigger: Global Mobile Media Set for Explosive Growth

According to the presented findings of a new report from Strategy Analytics, consumer and advertising expenditure on smartphone mobile media will grow twelve percent in 2015. The report — “Global Mobile Media Forecast: 2001-2021? — also predicts that mobile could constitute a $425 billion market by 2021. “Strong growth in smartphone penetration, combined with ubiquitous […]

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac appears to be having some trouble with El Capitan

The latest version of OS X, El Capitan is hitting consumers as an upgrade, but should you rely on Microsoft's Office 2016 suite of apps you may wish to hold off upgrading for now. Numerous reports have surfaced detailing issues when attempting to use Office 2016 on the latest version of OS X. Show More Summary

10 ways monopoly airlines are actively trying to make your life miserable

Consumer reports indicate customer satisfaction is at an all-time low. It's all part of a calculated strategy

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's Puppy Dies After Eating Toxic Mushroom

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson lost one of his new puppies on Monday after it consumed a poisonous mushroom, the Bleacher Report noted. The actor and former wrestler adopted two French bulldogs that his family named Hobbs and Brutus at the end of the summer. Show More Summary

Consumer Regulator Considers Student Loan Rules To Fix 'Widespread Failures'

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Tuesday it is weighing new rules governing the $1.3 trillion student loan market after releasing a stinging report documenting "widespread failures" in an industry largely overseen...Show More Summary

Consumer agency will consider industry rules to better manage student loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says borrowers are reporting widespread problems with the companies servicing their student loans. Continue reading ? The post Consumer agency will consider industry rules to better manage student loans appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S. consumer agency slams student loan servicers, eyes reforms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. consumer watchdog reported widespread failures in the servicing of student loans on Tuesday and urged new rules to protect borrowers. Among the problems cited by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau:...Show More Summary

U.S. consumer confidence rises in September

(Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence rose and was higher than expected in September, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes rose to 103.0, the highest since January, from a downwardly revised 101.3 the month before. Show More Summary

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