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10/25/2016
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LA Charter Measure RRR makes LADWP less accountable for its billing errors and allows for the utility to raise rates, enter into private contracts, and increase dangerous fossil fuel emissions without City Council or Mayoral oversight, Consumer Watchdog and Food &...
News Story
10/25/2016
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The value of a social network largely depends on the quality of data it collects from users. However, it's easy for sensitive data, such as location information, to be abused, and consumers need to hold social companies accountable for their indiscretions. Data is...
News Story
10/23/2016
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Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment.   Exide Technologies is suing the California Department of Public Health to obtain more data about the sources of lead contamination around its former battery recycling plant in Vernon. The state...
News Story
10/23/2016
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As automakers race toward a future of Web-connected and self-driving vehicles, federal regulators on Monday issued proposed guidelines for guarding cars from hackers. Coming just days after a massive Internet attack knocked several popular websites offline, the...
News Story
10/20/2016
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California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced on Oct. 19 that State Farm General Insurance Co. has agreed to reduce its Rental Dwelling Program policyholders’ rates statewide by an average of 40 percent, effective Feb. 1, 2017. According to Jones, rental...
News Story
10/20/2016
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Prescription drug prices in the United States are the highest in the world — by far. Californians on Nov. 8 have a chance to stand up to the pharmaceutical industry’s greed and spark a national movement to end this price-gouging. Today, no laws prevent drug...
News Release
10/19/2016
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Santa Monica, CA -- Drug companies poured $22 million more into their campaign to stop drug pricing reform Proposition 61 after Wall Street began to query the companies about losing the election. For the first time, Proposition 61 was mentioned in an earnings call by a...
News Story
10/19/2016
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Tesla has used humans as ‘guinea pigs,' Consumer Watchdog claims A non-profit consumer advocacy group yesterday called on the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to keep robotic cars off the road until the federal government enacts "enforceable...
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10/18/2016
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Consumer Watchdog today called on the California Department of Motor Vehicles to prohibit autonomous vehicles without a human driver capable of taking control until the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) enacts enforceable standards covering the...
News Story
10/18/2016
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California’s proposed rules for self-driving vehicles got another road test Wednesday, as vehicle makers and industry groups expressed concern at a public workshop that the Department of Motor Vehicles’ regulations could slow development of the...