Comcast, AT&T take steps to combat scam calls

The companies tested a system that confirms incoming calls are authentic and not from fraudsters. The successful authentication of calls between different networks is believed to be an industry first, the companies said in a news release.

Trump: Social media sites discriminate against conservatives

"It seems to be if they're conservative, if they're Republicans, if they're in a certain group, there is discrimination and big discrimination," President Donald Trump said of the tech giants. "I see it absolutely on Twitter and Facebook."

Trump: Social media sites discriminate against conservatives

"It seems to be if they're conservative, if they're Republicans, if they're in a certain group, there is discrimination and big discrimination," President Donald Trump said of the tech giants. "I see it absolutely on Twitter and Facebook."

N.J. data broker tried to sell personal info on a million kids but didn’t tell state officials

The multi-billion-dollar industry typically sells names, addresses, hobbies, and income data about consumers, who are often unaware their information is being sold or used.

N.J. data broker tried to sell personal info on a million kids but didn’t tell state officials

The multi-billion-dollar industry typically sells names, addresses, hobbies, and income data about consumers, who are often unaware their information is being sold or used.

New Jersey ban will force shops to accept cash; municipal parking lots, car rentals exempted

With the exception of a few businesses, the new law prohibits most brick-and-mortar retailers from refusing to accept cash. Businesses can receive fines of up to $2,500 for a first offense and $5,000 for a second violation.

New Jersey ban will force shops to accept cash; municipal parking lots, car rentals exempted

With the exception of a few businesses, the new law prohibits most brick-and-mortar retailers from refusing to accept cash. Businesses can receive fines of up to $2,500 for a first offense and $5,000 for a second violation.
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In new book, Wharton prof shows how Facebook, Amazon, and Netflix algorithms shape our decisions

Kartik Hosanagar, a technology and digital business professor at Wharton, proposes an Algorithmic Bill of Rights to protect consumers.

This year’s IRS agent impersonator will claim to be your taxpayer ‘advocate.’ Here’s how to deal with it.

Just like prior years, scammers claim to be from the IRS, this time from the Taxpayer Advocate Service. Hang up and don't call back.

Readers’ tips: Using Pa.’s ‘unique’ college-savings tax breaks and guarantee -- and why home-equity loans are now less helpful to students (Update)

Readers lauded Pennsylvania’s unique pre-paid program, the Guaranteed Savings Program, because its compounding of funds saves families from annual college tuition hikes as well as downturns in the market.

Vanguard supervisor and brother-in-law stole over $2M from dead customers and dormant accounts, feds say

Scott Capps stole passwords from Vanguard colleagues, accessed the computer system to issue checks from dormant customers’ accounts, and had Vanguard mail the checks to his brother-in-law.

Pennsylvania slaps hefty fine on energy firm for employing rapist as door-to-door salesman in Bucks

The PUC fined Vista Energy $52,700 for allowing door-to-door sales people to hit the streets without proper background checks. A salesman with an arrest record was charged with rape.

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'I come to you from the future’: DuckDuckGo founder tells Congress how U.S. would win by limiting ‘invasive’ Google, Facebook tracking

Gabriel Weinberg, CEO of Paoli-based DuckDuckGo, the #4 U.S. search engine, said Americans would be happier if Congress banned or at least made it easier for consumers to block corporate data collection.

Philly restaurant says Grubhub ‘stole’ millions from eateries by charging for ‘sham’ phone orders

The Tiffin chain argues that Grubhub’s actions ate into restaurants’ revenues for more than seven years.

Ordering your favorite stuff online? Pennsylvania, N.J. residents now owe sales tax.

What to do if you get a notice that you owe Pa. or N.J. sales tax.

Watch out for this new twist to the old Social Security scam, Pennsylvania alerts residents

Scam artists are impersonating government agencies and threatening arrest if an immediate payment is not made.

The best ways to ditch cable for streaming and still be able to watch Philly sports

Streaming services including Hulu and YouTube let consumers watch popular channels — including live Philadelphia sports — typically at lower costs.

Read all about it: Free tabloid Metro eviscerates its editorial staff in Philly

The Metro is continuing to publish and may use shared content from other Metros as well as wire service stories and content sponsored by advertisers.

Zuckerberg promises a privacy-friendly Facebook, sort of

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is laying out a new "privacy-focused" vision for social networking.

Jerry Merryman, ‘outstandingly brilliant’ man who was an inventor of the calculator, dies at 86

Jerry Merryman, one of the inventors of the handheld electronic calculator, has died in Dallas.

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