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What Apple’s New Repair Program Means for You (and Your iPhone)

Apple delivered an early holiday gift on Wednesday to the eco-conscious and the do-it-yourselfers: It said it would soon begin selling the parts, tools and instructions for people to do […]




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Inside a European push to outlaw creepy ads

European Union lawmakers are mobilizing support for a ban on tracking-based advertising to be added to a new set of Internet rules for the bloc — which were proposed at the […]




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$10 Billion in Student Loan Debt Erased Under Biden, but Calls Grow for More

Finally, on Tuesday, an email arrived saying she had receive a 100 percent discharge.“I cried,” said Ms. King, who hopes she can now afford computer classes at her local community […]




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Why You Should Care About Your Right to Repair Gadgets

Why should I care?Tech products are among our most expensive household purchases, and their prices keep climbing. Not long ago, the price of a high-end smartphone was $650. Today, new […]




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Banks Slowly Offer Alternatives to Overdraft Fees, a Bane of Struggling Spenders

“The most egregious practices are largely the same as they have been for nearly 20 years,” said Rebecca Borné, a senior policy counsel at the Center for Responsible Lending, an […]




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That Cheap Car Rental May Be a Fraud

The surge in leisure travel as pandemic restrictions lift and a tight supply of rental cars have brought out the criminals this summer, consumer watchdogs say.The Federal Trade Commission as […]




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Fisher-Price Recalls Rock ‘n Glide Soothers After 4 Infant Deaths

Fisher-Price is recalling its 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soother, a baby sleep product, after it was linked to reports of four infant deaths, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.The […]




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EU to review TikTok’s ToS after child safety complaints

TikTok has a month to respond to concerns raised by European consumer protection agencies earlier this year, EU lawmakers said today. The Commission has launched what it described as “a […]




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As Congress Dithers, States Step In to Set Rules for the Internet

Critics of the state regulations warned that tech companies weren’t the only ones that would have to maneuver through the patchwork of rules. “For consumers, this means confusion,” said Daniel […]




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A Novel Way to Finance School May Penalize Students from HBCU’s, Study Finds

The typical student who borrows to attend college leaves with more than $30,000 in debt. Many struggle to keep up with their payments, and America’s ballooning tab for student loans […]