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Home Depot to pay $17.5 million to settle huge 2014 data breach lawsuit

The Home Depot will pay $17.5 million to resolve investigations into its 2014 data breach that exposed the payment card information of about 40 million Home Depot customers across the nation. Hackers gained access to the company's network and put malware on its self-checkout system. Read more →


Bloggers discuss hard times, venturing out, Big Data, and natural hair

Next week we’ll have Halloween, then a few days later, it’s finally Election Day. Halloween can be spooky. Let’s hope the election isn’t. Meanwhile, bloggers in our blogging group continue to write informative, thoughtful articles. They include: Read more →


Anthem settles another lawsuit over massive data breach and agrees to pay nearly $40 million

Anthem has agreed to a $39.5 million settlement with 43 attorneys general over its massive 2014 data breach that involved the personal information of 78.8 million Americans. In addition to the payment, Anthem, one of the largest health insurance companies in the United States, has agreed to data security and management provisions designed to strengthen its practices. Read more →


Covid-19 complaints flood FTC, other agencies as cases of coronavirus mount

Consumer coronavirus complaints to the Federal Trade Commission have grown to more than 200,000, with more than $140 million in fraud losses. Since the coronavirus outbreak began, the top complaint categories are online shopping, travel, credit cards, banks and lenders, and credit bureaus. Read more →


U.S.'s failure to ensure competition among digital giants is costing consumers, consumer groups say

Last week, the Consumer Federation of America partnered with Public Knowledge to weigh in on the European Commission’s Impact Assessment, a new competition tool for the digital age. The commission is looking at expanding its antitrust toolkit due to concerns about gaps in the current EU competition rules. Read more →


In this year of change, the changes keep coming

I should have been more prepared. The Australians warned us. The wildfires they experienced during their summer fire season were the worst in history. But here I am. Not only staying home due to covid-19, but now, I have to stay inside due to smoky air from wildfires throughout the West Coast. Read more →


Tips for Father’s Day 2020

My dad was really good at guessing what was in his presents. One time, to fool him, I bought him a magazine subscription and I put it in a toy jack-in-the-box. When he turned the handle, boom. The clown delivered a note about the present. He was really surprised. This year, in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic, a lot of the activities we’d usually do with our dads, wouldn’t be a good choice for this year. For example, getting on an airplane to visit your dad is risky. Also, going to a restaurant with a large group of people isn’t advisable. Nor or hugs, unless you’ve been staying at home together. But, you can order a present and make plans for a get together later. Some gift ideas include: Read more →