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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. Anthem also agreed to data security and management provisions. Read more →


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

Consumer coronavirus complaints to the FTC have grown to more than 200,000, with more than $140 million in fraud losses. Since the covid-19 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, consumer groups looked at 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. Read more →


Most sunscreens provide poor protection or contain questionable ingredients, environmental group says

If you’re going to leave your home and go outside, remember to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. To help consumers select a sunscreen, the Environmental Working Group has released its 14th annual “Guide to Sunscreens.” Read more →