Category Archives: Consumer Advocacy

Opinion | How Capitalism Betrayed Privacy – The New York Times

By Tim Wu Mr. Wu is the author of “The Attention Merchants: The Epic Struggle to Get Inside Our Heads.” April 10, 2019 4 CreditCreditErik Carter For much of human history, what we now call “privacy” was better known as being … Continue reading

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Opinion | A Way to Detect the Next Russian Misinformation Campaign – The New York Times

By Philip N. Howard Professor Howard is the director of the Oxford Internet Institute and the author of “Pax Technica: How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up.” March 27, 2019 Some of the Facebook … Continue reading

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How Tanning Changes the Brain – The New York Times

“People who frequently use tanning beds experience changes in brain activity during their tanning sessions that mimic the patterns of drug addiction, new research shows.Scientists have suspected for some time that frequent exposure to ultraviolet radiation has the potential to … Continue reading

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Robocalls Flooding Your Cellphone? Here’s How to Stop Them – The New York Times

Turn to technologyDownload apps such as Truecaller, RoboKiller, Mr. Number, Nomorobo and Hiya, which will block the calls. YouMail will stop your phone from ringing with calls from suspected robocallers and deliver a message that your number is out of … Continue reading

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An Unreliable Germany and the Volkswagen Debacle – Roger Cohen,The New York Times

“Germany’s leading company has toyed with the air people breathe. That’s shocking. In historical context, it’s devastating.The Volkswagen scandal elicits more than dismay. It is one of those moments when the entire culture of a nation — in this case … Continue reading

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