How the USPTO is using consumer information to sue Verizon over throttling

The USPTFE is now using consumer data from its mobile app to sue AT&T, a company that has been accused of throttling users’ data by making it harder to transfer data to new devices.The USPTE says Verizon used information from its user database to track consumers’ location and speed, and to send them repeated “suspicions” …

How to keep the consumer data you love safe and secure in the cloud

Consumers need to protect their personal information on the cloud, including social security numbers, financial information, and credit card numbers, according to a new consumer privacy complaint.The complaint was filed with the Federal Trade Commission by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protections Bureau, and the U-T Group, the largest consumer data …

A new bill would ban consumers from buying ‘stupid’ drugs

Consumer Protection Act: A Consumer Reports Magazine poll found that about half of Americans would be upset by any ban on online purchases of “stupid” drugs.The law, introduced by Sens.Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Rep. Michael Capuano of Massachusetts, would bar Americans from buying “strawberry-flavored pills,” for example, unless they’re “reasonably certain” …