Inquiring Consumer Archive: June, 2013

Yes, they're banking on those overdraft fees

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If you've been paying attention to banking critics in recent years - including consumer advocacy groups and the Pew Charitable Trusts - the... Read more

EBay: Phila. 'vampire' businessman violated agreement

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In a column last month, I told the latest tale of Patrick Rodgers, who runs an actual store in Queen Village and a virtual store on eBay, and... Read more

Verizon and the NSA: What we don't know (and what we know but don't want to face)

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Writing for Britain's The Guardian newspaper, Glenn Greenwald has disclosed a large-scale, top-secret data demand by the U.S. government: The... Read more

Reports: NSA data mining extends to Internet communication

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If the disclosure of a top-secret court order requiring Verizon to turn over call records to the National Security Agency stirred renewed anger... Read more

Free speech: The new kryptonite for regulators?

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With a fight looming over the future of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, law professor Tim Wu offers an excellent analysis of... Read more