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  • U.S. study finds benefits, risks of mass data collection

    U.S. study finds benefits, risks of mass data collection
    WASHINGTON — A new White House report on mass collection of data concludes it is "saving lives" but calls for more privacy safeguards to secure personal information from being leaked, shared without permission or used to discriminate. The report,...
  • Pay-TV field could shrink again with AT&T interest in DirecTV

    A rush among the nation's largest pay-TV and Internet providers to get even bigger could have profound effects on consumers and competition. Telecommunications giant AT&T has approached DirecTV about buying the satellite broadcaster in a bid to become...
  • Spend on quality, not more papers [Letter]

    The Baltimore Sun Media Group is buying up more newspapers ("Sun purchases Annapolis and Carroll papers," May 2). Why? It cannot seem to adequately manage The Baltimore Sun, its premier publication. After elimination of all competition, Baltimore is...
  • Fight for free, open Internet renewed as FCC considers new regulations

    Fight for free, open Internet renewed as FCC considers new regulations
    On one side are technologists, preaching that open access to unlimited Internet bandwidth is the bedrock of innovation for a 21st-century economy — and is under threat. On the other are telecommunications giants that say they are equally committed...
  • Base food labeling on fact, not fear

     Base food labeling on fact, not fear
    The scientific evidence on genetically engineered food, which has been around for two decades, indicates that it is as safe for human consumption as any other food. A California bill that would require the labeling of bioengineered food — whose...
  • Samsung ordered to pay Apple just $120 million for infringing patents

    Samsung ordered to pay Apple just $120 million for infringing patents
    SAN JOSE — A federal jury has handed a symbolic victory to Samsung by ordering the South Korean smartphone maker to pay only a fraction of the damages that Apple had requested in the rivals' high-profile patent trial. After several days of...
  • Ideologies clash in race for California insurance commissioner

    Ideologies clash in race for California insurance commissioner
     Both leading candidates for state insurance commissioner in the June 3 primary election call themselves consumer advocates. But that's where the similarities end. Incumbent Democrat Dave Jones, 52, a Sacramento lawyer and former legislator,...
  • Rich in L.A. worry more about going broke as retirees than getting fat

    Rich in L.A. worry more about going broke as retirees than getting fat
    Wealthy people in Los Angeles worry more about running out of money in retirement than about losing their jobs or getting fat. That’s the upshot of a new report, which analyzed the financial stresses weighing on the so-called “mass affluent,...
  • Seniors on the Go: What could go wrong? Let me count the ways

    Seniors on the Go: What could go wrong? Let me count the ways
    Consider these headlines: Rampant crime in destination areas. Lax safety standards. Sloppy management. Faulty equipment. Untrained operators. Deliberate targeting of visitors for scams. Or these reports: Cruise line passengers murdered in Antigua. Visitor...
  • Dept. of Transportation: 'More protection, not less'

    Dept. of Transportation: 'More protection, not less'
    Apparently unfazed by the current congressional proposal to undo its earlier airline passenger protection rules, the Department of Transportation proposed a set of new, additional consumer protections. The most important deals with fees: DoT proposes that...
  • New York Times Adds Fuel to Fire Against Big Media Mergers

    Joining the chorus of critics railing against the tide of Big Media mergers, the New York Times published an editorial Tuesday opposing Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable, concluding that the $45 billion deal will "concentrate too much...