Consumers are finding it increasingly more difficult to find somewhere to get their CRV deposit refund as recycling centers close and stores shirk their in-store redemption responsibilities. Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court says CalRecycle's lack of enforcement with in-store redemption is a huge part of the problem.
The Kill Switch report from Consumer Watchdog says cars with internet connectivity are vulnerable to hacking and outside interference with crucial systems including brakes and steering. A 50 cent kill switch could address the problem and sever the car's essential safety systems from the internet. "The security in these cars is no better than a smart phone," says Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court, "and that's not good enough. The danger is these connections can be hacked and when the connection can be hacked, the car can be hacked and someone can take control of the car."
Some mobile phone carriers have been limiting or slowing consumers cell phone data despite them having unlimited data plans. Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court says consumers have to make an informed decision before signing off on a plan and to know where the throttling limit is or go to another carrier.
Governor Newsom is asking Attorney General Becerra to open an investigation into potential gas price fixing by oil companies in California as Californias pay the highest price in the country at the pump. Consumer Watchdog applauds his request for scrutiny of this long-term price manipulation and how the Golden State Gouge affects drivers.
Governor Newsom has asked Attorney General Becerra to investigate the high gas prices in California, suggesting that oil refiners are manipulating prices with no legitimate justification. Consumer Watchdog applauds this action and the examination of the Golden State Gouge.
Gas prices have jumped again in Los Angeles and could go up even more soon. Jamie Court discusses the spike in Southern California and suggests filling up at independent gas stations rather than the big chains, saying they get better deals from refineries.