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Big Utilities Are Desperately Trying To Stick Customers For The Bills From California Wildfires

Big Utilities Are Desperately Trying To Stick Customers For The Bills From California Wildfires

By Michael Hiltzik, LOS ANGELES TIMES

May 4, 2018

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-utilities-wildfir…

Does there exist anywhere a whinier, more petulant, more entitled gang of businesses than California's big utility companies?

Weighing the pros and cons of a bill that would require CA doctors to disclose probation status

http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2018/04/24/62707/weighing-the-pros…

 

If your doctor was on probation for an incident, say, involving medical malpractice, you’d probably want to know about it and maybe even want to change doctors, right?

But what about if your doctor was on probation for billing negligence? Would you feel the same way?

Weighing The Pros And Cons Of A Bill That Would Require CA Doctors To Disclose Probation Status

Weighing The Pros And Cons Of A Bill That Would Require CA Doctors To Disclose Probation Status

By Larry Mantle, AIR TALK - KPCC 89.3 FM Pasadena, CA

April 24, 2018

Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment: http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2018/04/24/62707/weighing-the-pros-and-cons-of-a-bill-that-would-re/

Networking Site For Sex Workers Goes Dark Amid Fears Of Internet Censorship

Networking Site For Sex Workers Goes Dark Amid Fears Of Internet Censorship

Organizations that fought to preserve net neutrality say that a new law meant to stop online sex trafficking may stifle internet speech

By Amy Martyn, CONSUMER AFFAIRS

APRIL 20, 2018

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/networking-site-for-sex-workers-go…

Consumer Groups File FTC Complaint Against YouTube For Collecting Kids’ Personal data Without Parental Consent

Consumer Groups File FTC Complaint Against YouTube For Collecting Kids’ Personal data Without Parental Consent

23 consumer watchdog groups say Google is not making any effort to comply with COPPA.

By Robin Kurzer, MARKETINGLAND

April 9, 2018

https://marketingland.com/consumer-groups-file-ftc-complaint-against-yo…

YouTube Hit With Complaint By Child Advocacy Groups, Which Say It Illegally Targets Kids

YouTube Hit With Complaint By Child Advocacy Groups, Which Say It Illegally Targets Kids

By Marco della Cava, USA TODAY

April 9, 2018

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2018/04/09/youtube-hit-complaint-ch…

SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube increasingly has been called an inappropriate video playground for kids, charges that have caused executives to vow reform.

Facebook's Facial Recognition Violates User Privacy, Watchdog Groups Plan To Tell FTC

Facebook's Facial Recognition Violates User Privacy, Watchdog Groups Plan To Tell FTC

By Mike Snyder, USA TODAY

April 5, 2018

https://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/85254.html

Already under siege over loose privacy controls and Russian manipulation, Facebook is about to be challenged on another issue: facial recognition.

Amazon, Google May Want To Be A Fly On The Wall In Your Home, Patents Suggest

Amazon, Google May Want To Be A Fly On The Wall In Your Home, Patents Suggest

By Jessica Vomiero, GLOBAL NEWS CANADA

April 2, 2018

https://globalnews.ca/news/4117711/amazon-google-fly-on-wall-patents/

It's expected 75 per cent of US homes will have "smart speakers" by 2020, but what exactly do they do, are they safe and are they worth it? Online security expert David Papp explains.

Google And Amazon Patent Creepy SPY Systems That Use Cameras And Sensors In Your Home To Know Everything From Your Mood To Your Medical Conditions

Google And Amazon Patent Creepy SPY Systems That Use Cameras And Sensors In Your Home To Know Everything From Your Mood To Your Medical Conditions

By Ellie Zolfagharifard, THE DAILY MAIL UK

April 2, 2018

Lawsuit Claims CVS Revealed HIV Status Of Up To 6,000 People

Lawsuit Claims CVS Revealed HIV Status Of Up To 6,000 People

By Staff Reporters, ASSOCIATED PRESS

March 29, 2018

https://nypost.com/2018/03/29/lawsuit-claims-cvs-revealed-hiv-status-of…

DAYTON, Ohio — CVS Health is facing a federal lawsuit claiming the company unintentionally revealed the HIV status of up to 6,000 Ohio residents though a prescription mailing.