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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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....
- Oct 1, 2015