- An A.I. (artificial intelligence) glossary. The last six years have witnessed breakthroughs in everything from self-driving cars to algorithms that can detect diseases, and social networks like Twitter that rely on “artificial intelligence” (A.I.) to determine what
- FCC says Hurricane Michael victims deserve a month of free cell service. The Federal Communications Commission slammed the nation’s wireless carriers Tuesday for failing to quickly restore service to Hurricane Michael victims — and demanded that the companies compensate Florida residents with a month of
- Consumer groups applaud expanded resources for LEP borrowers. WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, consumer advocacy and civil rights groups, including Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund, the Center for Responsible Lending, Connecticut Fair Housing Center, Consumer Action, Empire Justice Center, National CAPACD, National
- Cybersecurity experts support data beach disclosure law. A slight majority of digital security experts surveyed by the Washington Post's cybersecurity team say the United States should follow in the European Union's footsteps and pass a law that requires
- Financial companies rack up complaints, but good luck finding them. A NerdWallet analysis of previously undisclosed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau data shows that Green Dot, a dominant prepaid card company, and Credit One, a leading credit card issuer, are among the businesses Americans complain about
- Children’s allowances: Debit cards linked to parents’ phones. Parents can now choose from a rapidly expanding menu of prepaid debit cards, aimed at giving them digital oversight of their children’s spending and saving habits. Parents can use the apps to establish
- Experian credit freeze flaw may have revealed your PIN to fraudsters. The credit bureau’s process to retrieve a PIN that safeguards a frozen Experian credit report had a security defect, making it easier for a fraudster to potentially get the PIN, unfreeze the report
- It's better for companies to be transparent about privacy bugs. Consumers and regulators have shown they will judge companies far more harshly for covering up data security issues than for openly discussing them. Google just learned the hard way it's better to be transparent
- The future is creepy when everything becomes a computer. In recent years, the tech industry’s largest powers set their sights on a new target for digital conquest. They promised wild conveniences and unimaginable benefits to our health and happiness. There’s
- 3 out of 4 Americans share Netflix, Amazon, Uber accounts. Altogether, 74 percent of Americans are sharing streaming, shopping and mobile accounts such as Netflix, Hulu, Uber, Spotify and Amazon Prime with their family, friends and even exes. But they're not also sharing the tab.
- Worried your Facebook account has been cloned?. Facebook users are being duped into thinking that their accounts have been cloned thanks to a viral message that made the rounds of the social networking site on Sunday.
- New tool for FAFSA completion. Advocates hope new myStudentAid mobile app will mean more applicants finish the FAFSA.
- Facebook hack puts thousands of other sites at risk. When Mark Zuckerberg introduced an online tool called Facebook Connect in 2008, he hailed it as a kind of digital passport to the rest of the internet. In just a few clicks, users would be able
- Trump administration suing California over new net neutrality law. The Trump administration said Sunday it will sue California in an effort to block what some experts have described as the toughest net neutrality law ever enacted in the United States, setting up a high-stakes
- Consumer bureau official blasts colleague over blog dismissing racism. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) official in charge of fair lending is pulling her support for a top agency aide over blog posts he wrote that dismissed hate crimes and used racial slurs.
- California probes links between high-cost lenders and consumer sites. California's Department of Business Oversight sent letters to 20 high-interest lenders, asking about their use of so-called lead generators — companies that operate websites connecting consumers to their firms. The Department's Commissioner Jan Lynn
- Telemarketer made 21 million robocalls in 3 months. The Federal Communications Commission imposed an $82 million fine against a telemarketer who made more than 21 million unsolicited calls to consumers to try to sell health insurance and generate leads. “By spoofing caller ID information,
- Kavanaugh, recordatorio del costo de los deslices juveniles. El revuelo en torno a la conducta del candidato de Donald Trump a la Corte Suprema Brett Kavanaugh durante la adolescencia en la década de 1980 es un recordatorio del costo que pueden tener
- US attorneys general discuss social media privacy concerns. A meeting between top state law enforcement officials and Attorney General Jeff Sessions about how the government can safeguard the privacy of social media users ended Tuesday without a decision on whether to investigate. The
- Uber acuerda pagar 148 millones de dólares por robo de datos. Uber acordó pagar 148 millones de dólares y prometió fortalecer su protección de datos, luego de que la compañía durante un año no notificó