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Twitter to pay $150 million because it didn’t tell consumers it used their information for targeted ads

Twitter will pay $150 million to settle a lawsuit – filed by the U.S. Department of Justice on the Federal Trade Commission’s behalf – that said Twitter collected users’ information for one purpose, to secure accounts, and used it for another, targeted advertising, the agencies announced Monday. Read more →


Target to pay $5.4 million for overcharging customers in California

Target Corp. has agreed to pay about $5.4 to settle a lawsuit that alleged Target overcharged customers. The lawsuit was filed by the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office along with district attorneys of Alameda, Marin, Contra Costa, Santa Cruz, Ventura, and San Diego counties. Read more →


Did you know that loyalty programs can collect and use your personal information?

California is investigating some businesses operating loyalty programs and notices have been sent out alleging they aren’t complying with consumer laws. Businesses that offer discounts or free items in exchange for personal information in California are required to provide a notice of financial incentive. Read more →


Watch out for fake covid tests online

Scammers and fraudsters are always lurking around, and they’re especially adept at taking the latest happenings and pouncing. It’s not a surprise then that fake and unauthorized at-home testing kits are popping up online as scammers take advantage of the increase in demand. Read more →


How the chip shortage could affect your holiday shopping

Many of things you may buy for the holidays, such as toys, laptops, and phones, have chips in them. Since there’s a global chip shortage, prices are going up, and items with chips will probably be harder to find. Scammers are taking advantage of these shortages and are trying to sell items in short supply. Read more →


FTC, states sue Frontier Communications for lying about internet speeds

The FTC, along with law enforcement agencies from six states, sued Internet service provider Frontier Communications, alleging that the company didn’t provide many consumers with Internet service at the speeds it promised them, and charged many of them for more expensive and higher-speed service.  Read more →


Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots are being recalled by Verizon due to fire and burn hazards

Verizon is recalling about 2.5 million Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspots. The lithium ion battery in the hotspots can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. Verizon has received 15 reports of overheating, including six reports of fire damage to bedding or flooring and two reports of minor burn injuries. Read more →