Inquiring Consumer Archive: April, 2013

Bitcoins, the Winklevoss twins, and financial foolery

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Though they're better-known as Harvard's Facebook-lawsuit gazillionaires, the Winklevoss twins have likely already made a killing on the digital... Read more

The bitcoin economy's darker side: Botnets

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After its introduction in 2009, into a world economy still reeling from the recent financial crisis, bitcoin simultaneously captured the imagination... Read more

Eat your heart out, Portland - Philly rocks for college grads

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Philadelphia may not be Portlandia or Seattle, but maybe it's time for natives to outgrow their traditional inferiority complex. The city of... Read more

Here we go again: Changing COLA to cut Social Security?

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President Obama is due to offer a budget compromise next week, and it will reportedly include more means testing for Medicare and use of a... Read more

Ugly trend: In much of U.S., more women dying sooner

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This map, which I'm posting courtesy of the Incidental Economist blog, shows a trend that should concern anyone concerned about shortcomings... Read more

FTC touts 3 technologies to counter illegal robocalls

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How can you block illegal nuisance robocalls while permitting the legal ones to go through? Software that can filter calls through a combination... Read more