The new consumer report: What the government is hiding about the Zika outbreak

Posted April 09, 2019 10:31:18The US government has released a report that outlines what it says are the most damning findings of the Zika epidemic so far, and the implications they have on how the country responds.In a summary that includes a number of recommendations for the US government, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says …

How did Apple lose the war over consumer advocacy?

A decade ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook launched the Consumer Advocacy Initiative to bring consumers into the company’s decision-making process.He then set out to convince companies to follow Apple’s lead and make better use of the tools they already had.“The key is that you can’t just say, ‘Oh, I’m going to use the same tools,’” …

What it’s like to be a journalist in 2016

Posted August 24, 2016 11:00:01At the end of 2016, Ars Technic reported that we’d already had a couple of stories on the NSA’s surveillance programs, but the stories themselves were largely speculative, mostly relying on unverified leaks from outside sources and a few well-intentioned efforts at reporting on what was actually going on.But this year, …

How do you make sure you get the best value for your money?

The latest edition of Consumer Cellular plans from Gogo and Vodafone offer the cheapest data plans and cheapest international roaming plans for your iPhone or iPad.Both plans come with an annual fee of $30 a month, which covers the cost of your iPhone, iPad or phone, but not for international roaming.This means you will be …

Which phone will you buy? Here are the top 5 brands that are the best value for money

Consumer psychology is the most valuable emotion, so we tend to look for brands that can help us to make better decisions.Target’s new line of smart phones is the latest in a series of premium phones that aim to offer a better experience and offer the best smartphone experience for consumers.Here’s what we’re talking about.Consumer …

Consumer Reports: Consumer Reports wants the Consumer Reports name removed from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Reports (CRS) is taking a public stand against President Donald Trump’s proposal to remove the agency’s name from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).The Consumer Reports Consumer Advocacy Group filed a Freedom of Information Act request on Friday asking the FTC to “remove the name of the consumer advocacy group from the Commission’s website” as …