Consumer Protection

On the Internet, Everyone Knows If You're A Big Dog, Or Just A Dog

By | Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

A Wall Street Journal story today has everyone talking about how Internet sites use profiles and cookies to offer different customers different offers, or the same product for different prices. On the Internet today, everybody knows whether you're a big dog, or just a dog.

Report | CALPIRG Education Fund | Consumer Protection

Still @ Risk

New Report on technology & identity theft shows that California victims lost more money in identity theft cases Investigated in 2011 than in previous year.

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.

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