Consumer Protection

Verizon announced earlier this week that they would no longer be offering customers cheaper options for limited voice and text plans, shifting to unlimited voice and text minutes instead. While this change may benefit families or business on shared accounts, it will lead to price hikes for most individual smart-phone users.

IPv6 Day - The Most Important Day You Never Heard Of

By | Jon Fox
Consumer Advocate

Today marks the beginning of one of the greatest technological overhauls since mankind adopted paper money, with grave implications towards online privacy.

The Almighty Dollar before Health and Safety of Americans

By | Jon Fox
Consumer Advocate

A recent op-ed is completely correct in its assumptions that anti-regulations rhetoric from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is incessantly talking about regulations killing jobs and the economy.

News Release | CALPIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection, Higher Ed

BANKS SKIM MILLIONS IN FEES FROM STUDENT AID

Banks and other financial firms take advantage of partnerships with colleges and universities, harming students.

Report | CALPIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection, Higher Ed

The Campus Debit Card Trap

Banks and other financial firms take advantage of partnerships with colleges and universities, harming students.

STATMENT: US Senate Approves FDA Safety and Innovation Act

By | Jon Fox
Consumer Advocate

The US Senate Passage of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) not Strong Enough to Ensure Sufficient Consumer Safety from Drugs and Medical devices.

Tragedy reinforces need for Homeowners’ Bill of Rights

By | Jon Fox
Consumer Advocate

Californin man's death is further evidence that big banks have failed consumers.  

Do Not Track gets another push

By | Jon Fox
Consumer Advocate

FTC tells congress of need for meaningful Do Not Track policies.

New FCC rules to prevent cramming on landline phone bills

By | Jon Fox
Consumer Advocate

FCC announces new rules to stop “Cramming” on land lines, ignores wireless phone lines.

News Release | CALPIRG | Consumer Protection, Food

CALPIRG Calls on USDA to Increase Testing for Mad Cow

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) statement confirming the presence of an infected cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) - commonly referred to as “mad cow disease” - in California reinforces the need for increased animal testing.

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