Consumer Alerts (page 6)


Millions of Vehicles Recalled Due to Faulty Airbags

For the second time in just a few years the car industry has been rocked by another massive recall related to airbags. This time the...

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  • Feb 15, 2016

Consumer Alert: Energy Drinks Linked to Serious Injury in New Suit

New lawsuits filed by Morgan & Morgan contend that Monster Energy should be held responsible for the serious injuries sustained from the consumption of its products....

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  • Feb 9, 2016

Hackers Steal 63,000 Social Security Numbers From UCF

In another enormous data breach, 63,000 social security numbers were stolen from the University of Central Florida’s database by hackers. The attack affects current and...

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  • Feb 6, 2016

Dutch Researchers Link Diabetes to Sitting

Standing desks: we’ve all considered them. There are plenty of reasons why they’re good for us, yet committing to being on your feet all day is...

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  • Feb 5, 2016

Philadelphia City Council Wants to Protect Kids From Hoverboards

The Philadelphia City Council has decided the Back to the Future namesake is dangerous for children. They’re not alone; soon after the hoverboards 2015 take...

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  • Jan 22, 2016

Window for Anthem Data Breach Victims to Seek Justice May Close Soon

It has become almost second nature for many Americans to engage with online services for financial, commercial and medical needs. Even when you don’t specifically...

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  • Jan 20, 2016

Why the FDA Should Revoke Invokana

Invokana (brand name: canagliflozin) is an SGLT2 inhibitor, a class of prescription medicines that are designed to lower blood sugar in adults suffering from type...

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  • Jan 15, 2016

World Diabetes Conference Reveals Pancreatitis Risk from Using Onglyza

During the 2015 World Diabetes Conference, a study presented by Dr. Holman and his colleagues revealed that patients taking DPP-4 inhibitors have an increased risk...

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  • Dec 31, 2015

Wells Fargo Sued Over Aggressive Sales Tactics

Wells Fargo & Co., one of the largest banks in America, is coming under fire for establishing a cut-throat environment for employees that’s led them...

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  • Dec 31, 2015

Data from Wearable Devices May Soon Be Admissible in Court

Last year, wearable devices made legal news when a personal injury lawyer in Calgary got the data from his client’s Fitbit admitted in court. Since...

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  • Dec 30, 2015

Hello Kitty Hacked: Sanrio Co., Ltd Compromised by a Major Data Breach

In the wake of toymaker VTech’s data breach, reports have surfaced that fellow child-focused company Sanrio Co., Ltd, the maker Hello Kitty, has also been...

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  • Dec 24, 2015

Volkswagen Chairman Provides Update on Emissions Scandal

On Dec. 10, Volkswagen Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch provided a public update on the VW investigation. Earlier this year, VW was the face of one...

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  • Dec 18, 2015

Securus Breach Reveals Potential Confidentiality Violations

Last month, Intercept reported that Securus Technologies, one of the leading phone services providers for prisons and jails in the United States, was the victim...

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  • Dec 18, 2015

Consumer Alert: Hoverboards Can Cause Serious Injuries or Catch Fire

The Hoverboard, a self-balancing electronic scooter, is the hottest holiday gift for 2015: one was sold every 12 seconds on Cyber Monday. Although popular, Hoverboards...

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  • Dec 17, 2015

VTech Data Breach Exposes 200,000 Children and 4.8 Million Adults

You can replace a credit card after a data breach; you can change your passwords, login ID and all of your security questions to try...

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  • Dec 10, 2015