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1 Billion Yahoo Accounts Compromised in Biggest Data Breach Ever

Back in September, Yahoo disclosed that 500 million user accounts had been hacked in 2014. It was the biggest data breach of a single company’s...

  • Aaron Vehling
  • Dec 16, 2016

Buyer Beware: Lawsuit Claims Some Sales Aren’t Really A Good Deal

Feeling like you got a good deal on a pricy item is very satisfying, but a recent lawsuit suggests some sales are misleading. The Los...

  • Staff
  • Dec 16, 2016

Check Your List Twice: How to Buy Safe Holiday Gifts

We’ve all been there. It’s hard to say no to a child who wants the newest, coolest toy on the market. But what if it...

  • Staff
  • Dec 15, 2016

Drones Falling Out of the Sky Isn't the Only Thing You Need to Worry About

GoPro issued a recall for its new camera drones last week, after videos showing the drones losing power mid-flight and plunging hundreds of feet to...

  • Staff
  • Nov 15, 2016

Why Have There Been So Many Takata Airbag Deaths?

Takata’s faulty airbags claimed another victim last month, after a women died from injuries caused by the airbags in her 2001 Honda Civic, according to...

  • Staff
  • Oct 22, 2016

Despite Fears Following New Takata Airbag Lawsuit, You Shouldn’t Deactivate Your Airbags

Her airbag went off “like a grenade.” It left her injured and confused why a safety device put her in more harm, but she’s doing...

  • Staff
  • Oct 4, 2016

Government Report: Could Data Show that Takata Airbags Injure Drivers Without Them Realizing It?

What if you get into a car accident and it’s the airbag — and not the crash — that cuts you? That could be the...

  • Staff
  • Sep 28, 2016

Child Passenger Safety Week: How to Find the Correct Car Seat for Your Child

This week is Child Passenger Safety Week, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has chosen to highlight car seat safety this year. Car seats...

  • Staff
  • Sep 23, 2016

Self Driving Cars: NHTSA Announces First Set of Guidelines for Autonomous Vehicles

With the race to get the first mass produced self driving car well under way, the federal government announced its first set of guidelines for...

  • Staff
  • Sep 21, 2016

GM Takata Airbag News: Car Maker Asks for Recall Delay

In a move that will surprise some, General Motors has petitioned U.S. safety regulators to delay the recall of nearly one million vehicles that contain...

  • Staff
  • Sep 20, 2016

Wells Fargo Consumer Fraud Scandal: Bank Pays Big Fine for Fake Accounts

Wells Fargo, one of the largest banks in the nation, is at the center of a massive scandal in which employees opened nearly two million...

  • Staff
  • Sep 10, 2016

Iron, Calcium Among Ways to Potentially Keep Kids Lead-Free

Parents in communities across the world know well the threat lead poisoning can cause to children’s health. Whether the lead is in the soil, the...

  • Staff
  • Sep 3, 2016

The Biggest Child Safety Recalls of 2016 — So Far

This week, McDonald’s issued a mass recall of its Step It! fitness trackers and pulled the products from all U.S. and Canada stores. The recall...

  • Staff
  • Aug 25, 2016

Researchers Find Wireless Hack Can Unlock 100 Million Volkswagens

More bad news for Volkswagen owners: A hacker could unlock your car using a simple wireless device. About 100 million VWs going back to 1995,...

  • Staff
  • Aug 12, 2016

Zika Scam Watch: How to Know Which Products Really Keep You Safe

During a public health crisis, some fraudulent retailers find a way to make a fortune by taking advantage of people’s fears. This week, the Federal...

  • Staff
  • Aug 10, 2016