Inquiring Consumer Archive: May, 2010

To fight mobile-phone 'bill shock,' FCC may require alerts

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The FCC says it may have identified at least a partial answer to the longstanding problem of cell-phone customers' getting burned by unexpectedly... Read more

Has Facebook really 'gone rogue'?

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Ryan Singel clearly thinks so, and then some: In an article published Friday in Wired, he says Facebook is "drunk on founder Mark Zuckerberg’s... Read more

Biggest ripoff at the ballpark?

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I was listening to Angelo Cataldi at WIP yesterday morning, and in the snippet I heard, he asked the intriguing question: What's the biggest... Read more

Update: FCC plans 'third way' to address 'Comcast dilemma,' net neutrality

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FCC chairman Julius Genachowski just announced news to cheer open-Internet advocates: a new policy that stands up for the principle of network... Read more

Children's Tylenol: Why did we pay extra for the brand name?

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Yesterday, two more shoes dropped in the latest product scare that bears the Tylenol name. Shoe No. 1: McNeil Consumer Healthcare said it... Read more

From Craigslist posting to night of terror and murder

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Add this to the perils of the Internet era, which already include increased exposure to stalkers, pedophiles, and financial frauds: Police... Read more

For Mother's Day, how about better flowers for less money?

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Back before Valentine's Day, I heard from a Delaware County florist with a recommendation that struck a chord. He suggested that consumers... Read more