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Debt collector to pay $1 million penalty for threats, misrepresentations

The Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday that it had reached a $1 million settlement with a debt collector that allegedly broke laws by misrepresenting itself in threatening text messages to borrowers.

September 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

New apps help teens maintain Net privacy

Parents: Silicon Valley says it's heard you.

March 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Verizon, Cablevision push to end bundling of unwanted channels

Cable viewers have long complained about paying ever-higher bills for hundreds of channels they don't want to watch. Now some cable companies are beginning to agree.

March 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

5 things to know about public WiFi

WASHINGTON - News reports on a push by the Federal Communications Commission to broaden access to public WiFi networks around the nation generated a lot of discussion. Senior FCC officials say they actively support the proposal.

February 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Automakers tout driverless cars, smart safety features

Automakers tout driverless cars, smart safety features

LAS VEGAS - During a frustrating rush-hour jam, drivers of an experimental car from Audi will be able to take their hands off the wheel, lift their feet from the pedals and focus on things other than the road, such as a movie or a newspaper. The car will take care of the driving.

January 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Some firms discouraging after-hours email

Tonight, employees at the Advisory Board have an unusual task: Stay off email.

September 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Google plans to track users' patterns on most of its sites

Google plans to track users' patterns on most of its sites

Google said Tuesday it will follow the activities of users across email, search, YouTube and other services, a shift in strategy that is expected to invite greater scrutiny of its privacy and competitive practices.

January 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

2-fisted digital users love gizmos, which now outnumber Americans

The machines are taking over.

October 13, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Netflix says DVD market has maxed out

Netflix declared last week that the future of video entertainment is online, saying the DVD market has "peaked."

July 31, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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