Consumer Alerts (page 7)


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

Ford Recall: Over 450,000 Vehicles Affected

(November 30, 2015, New York, NY) – Last Monday, Ford Motor Company announced that they were issuing two recalls. The company is recalling 450,000 cars...

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  • Dec 1, 2015

Widely Used Surgical Equipment May Be Causing Post Surgical Infections

Many people are at risk of surgical site infections either during or after their surgery. Surgical site infections (SSI) are caused by pathogens that enter...

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  • Nov 12, 2015

Volkswagen Offers $1000 for Defective Vehicle Owners

Over the past few months, the Volkswagen scandal has escalated. VW is planning to repair the emission’s technology in millions of defective vehicles in a...

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  • Nov 12, 2015

EPA: VW Also Cheated on Audi, Porsche Diesel SUVs

The Volkswagen admissions scandal hit a new low for the auto group on Monday, November 2, 2015, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accused...

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  • Nov 4, 2015

How Can Volkswagen Encourage Owners of Scandal-Plagued Vehicles To Make Repairs?

Owners of Volkswagen (VW) diesel vehicles with faulty emissions systems will not be required to repair their cars. Unlike vehicles recalled for defects like faulty...

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  • Oct 23, 2015

Essure Birth Control Device

For the past thirteen years Essure has been heralded as the only nonsurgical method for permanent birth control. The now decades-old device, manufactured by Bayer...

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  • Oct 13, 2015

$7 Billion Volkswagen Recall to Address 11 Million Polluting Diesel Vehicles

Volkswagen has announced a worldwide recall of its diesel vehicles that were rolled out with cheating devices built into their emissions systems. The company’s new...

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  • Oct 8, 2015

What Volkswagen Owners Need To Know About the Emissions Scandal

There have been a fair number of highly-publicized auto manufacturing scandals in recent memory, but none as shocking as the most recent involving rigged emissions...

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  • Oct 4, 2015

What Can I Do If I Own a Volkswagen Vehicle Affected By the Emissions Scandal?

Media reports recently disclosed damning information about German vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen’s attempt to “cheat” U.S. emissions standards in an effort to shore up lagging sales....

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  • Oct 1, 2015