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  • The New Old Age: With Age Comes a Mouthful of Trouble
    Dental problems are epidemic among older people. Experts are scrambling to address them in a variety of ways. ..... Read More.
    THE NEW YORK TIMES – Health | Consumers & ShoppingThu, March 23, 2017
    1 hour ago
  • New app from Google lets parents monitor their kid’s phone
    Parents can control app downloads and lock their child's phone when it's time for bed By Sarah D. Young of ConsumerAffairs March 23, 2017 Try as parents may, its not always easy to keep an eye on kids digital activity. Short of hovering over your child every moment they spend futzing around on their smartphone, theres no way to monitor all the details oftheir device usage. Now, Google has released an appthat may give parents some peace of mind when it comes to kids screen time. With Family Link, parents can manage and monitor their childs smartphone from afar. The app, which only works on devices running Android Nougat, gives parents the ability to set certain digital ground rules for their tech-savvy offspring. Key features After downloading Family Link onto your device and creating a Google Account for your kid, youll have the ability to: Control and manage… ..... Read More.
    CONSUMER AFFAIRS – General | Consumers & ShoppingThu, March 23, 2017
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  • Opinion: Don’t Discriminate Against Mutants Like Me
    Republicans are proposing a law to let companies ask workers about any genetic conditions. ..... Read More.
    THE NEW YORK TIMES – Health | Consumers & ShoppingThu, March 23, 2017
    3 hours ago
  • NFL proposes changes to improve the pace of games
    Changes to commercials, replays, and clock management could keep the action moving By Christopher Maynard of ConsumerAffairs March 23, 2017 Watching a football game can be very exciting with its punishing tackles and various acrobatics, but that excitement is often punctuated by periods of inactivity and commercial breaks as teams change possession, take timeouts, and officials take extended looks at replays. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is now seeking to address these pace-of-game problems by proposing several changes, according to the Washington Post. The changes could address how video replays are conducted and introduce several clock management tweaks, cutting down on the number of commercial breaks taken and hastening the action. I watch a lot of football as a fan and as commissioner. I see when I am watching on TV or at a stadium that there are opportunities to make the game more compelling from a fan standpoint, said Goodell… ..... Read More.
    CONSUMER AFFAIRS – General | Consumers & ShoppingThu, March 23, 2017
    3 hours ago
  • Wells Fargo making ATM accessible with smartphones
    Bank also rolls out new campaign to win back customers By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs March 23, 2017 Next week, if you need to withdraw money from a Wells Fargo ATM, you won't need your debit card. You can use your smartphone. The bank ran a pilot program on the technology in several areas of the country and is now ready to roll it out nationwide. To use the new system, Wells Fargo customers who have the bank's mobile app will be able to request a code that they will enter, along with their PIN. In an interview with Reuters, Jonathan Velline, Wells Fargo's head of ATM and branch banking, said the new system enhances safeguards against fraud. "Security certainly was a big aspect of the cardless feature and the two-step identification helps reduce the risk of fraud," Velline told the wire service. The ATMs will still take debit… ..... Read More.
    CONSUMER AFFAIRS – General | Consumers & ShoppingThu, March 23, 2017
    3 hours ago
  • Senate agrees to ditch broadband users’ privacy rights
    The House is expected to do the same, bowing to advertisers' demands By James R. Hood of ConsumerAffairs March 23, 2017 The Senate today voted 50-48 to ditch broadband privacy rules that the Federal Communications Commission issued last year, and the House is expected to follow suit. Congress doesn't often move quickly but in this case, the Senate used the so-called Congressional Review Act to axe the privacy rules before they even had a chance to go into effect, bowing to the demands of advertisers who say the ability to track Americans' every move is vital to innovation. This is an important victory for all who benefit from the data-driven marketing economy, including tens of thousands of businesses and nonprofit organizations and hundreds of millions of consumers," said Emmett OKeefe of the Data & Marketing Association, an advertising trade group. "Consumers understand the value that relevant ads provide, and put… ..... Read More.
    CONSUMER AFFAIRS – General | Consumers & ShoppingThu, March 23, 2017
    3 hours ago
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