CALPIRG Education Fund Latest Blog Posts

There is at least one issue that both parties seem to agree on during this election cycle – that the Internet should remain free and open.

CALPIRG applauds the creation of the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit in the Department of Justice.

FTC Offers Consumers Tips on How to Respond to Unwanted Robocalls + Helpful Video.

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Ed Mierzwinski
Senior Director, Federal Consumer Program

A Wall Street Journal story today has everyone talking about how Internet sites use profiles and cookies to offer different customers different offers, or the same product for different prices. On the Internet today, everybody knows whether you're a big dog, or just a dog.

Verizon announced earlier this week that they would no longer be offering customers cheaper options for limited voice and text plans, shifting to unlimited voice and text minutes instead. While this change may benefit families or business on shared accounts, it will lead to price hikes for most individual smart-phone users.

Today marks the beginning of one of the greatest technological overhauls since mankind adopted paper money, with grave implications towards online privacy.

A recent op-ed is completely correct in its assumptions that anti-regulations rhetoric from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is incessantly talking about regulations killing jobs and the economy.

The US Senate Passage of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) not Strong Enough to Ensure Sufficient Consumer Safety from Drugs and Medical devices.

FTC tells congress of need for meaningful Do Not Track policies.

FCC announces new rules to stop “Cramming” on land lines, ignores wireless phone lines.