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2014-05-29 08:33:51

1 in 7 Notified of Personal Data Breach Last Year; Victims of E-mail Phishing Scams Up 22 percent from 2012 YONKERS, N.Y., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite a rash of high-profile data breaches and cyber threats, an alarming 62 percent of U.S. online consumers have done nothing to protect their privacy on the Internet, according to a recent national Consumer Reports survey. Perhaps not surprisingly, the number of victims is on the rise. One in seven online consumers...

2014-05-18 20:20:17

WASHINGTON, May 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Telecommunications giant AT&T announced a deal to buy the nation's largest satellite TV company DirecTV today in an agreement reportedly valued at $48.5 billion. Delara Derakhshani, policy counsel for Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, said, "On the heels of Comcast's bid for Time Warner Cable, AT&T is going to try to pull off a mega-merger of its own. These could be the start of a wave of mergers that...

2014-04-25 12:24:22

Former Senior Editor at Newsweek/Daily Beast to Spearhead Magazine's Editorial Team YONKERS, N.Y., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports, the world's largest independent, non-profit product-testing organization, has named Ellen Kampinsky as editor-in-chief of Consumer Reports magazine. In her new role, Ms. Kampinsky will be responsible for overseeing Consumer Reports' flagship publication and working closely with the editorial team to ensure it remains at the...

2014-04-17 16:22:39

New Report Highlights Interest Group Campaigns Wrongly Targeting Widely-Used Chemicals, Leading to Unproven Substitutes in Consumer Products AUSTIN, Texas, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Consumer Association (TCA) today released a new report warning that substitutes for widely-used chemicals in consumer products may be unproven and leave consumers at risk. The paper, titled "Assessing Consumer Product Safety: How Science Can Be Sidelined in Product...

2014-03-07 08:25:17

Groups Call on Assemblyman Blumenthal to Support GMO Labeling YONKERS, N.Y., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, headquartered in Yonkers, today called on Assemblyman David Buchwald of White Plains and Mt Kisco to vote yes for Right To Know Bill A. 3525 when it comes before the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee tomorrow. This bill would require labeling of genetically engineered foods (also known as GMOs) sold in New York...

2014-02-13 16:30:17

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Comcast has proposed a deal to buy Time Warner Cable, a mega-merger that would combine the two largest cable providers in the United States. Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, announced its opposition to the merger, citing the impact that the combination could have on prices and service. Delara Derakhshani, policy counsel for Consumers Union, said, "Under this proposed deal, two huge companies...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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