Product-injury database: 6,000 reports in 10 months

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Business groups bitterly opposed the Consumer Product Safety Commission's new publicly accessible product-injury database, SaferProducts.gov... Read more

FTC chief confident on 'Do Not Track' progress

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With all eyes today on the Supreme Court and the future of Obamacare - or ObamaRomneyCare, if you prefer - it's easy to overlook other news... Read more

Apple in China: Real problems vs. fabrications

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I've been out of the office, and will be for another week, but this merits mention: Mike Daisey's widely quoted account of labor conditions... Read more

Why consumers choose credit unions over banks?

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Credit unions added more than 1.3 million customers last year, more than twice as many as in 2010, according to this story in the Los Angeles... Read more

AT&T (sort of) explains its wireless-data throttling

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AT&T Mobility has now clarified which customers are subject to the wireless-data throttling I described last week, though it still isn't... Read more

Comcast's clampdown on broadband 'data hogs'

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In today's Tech Life column about broadband data caps, I told the story of Andre Vrignaud, a Seattle gaming consultant who says he was suspended... Read more

How to delete your Google, YouTube histories - before midnight

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Like it or not - and three dozen state attorneys general, among others, have serious doubts - Google's new, unified privacy policy goes into... Read more

Subaru overtakes Honda in Consumer Reports ratings

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Honda and Toyota are perennial success stories in Consumer Reports' closely watched automaker brand ratings. And for the last four years, Honda... Read more