U.S. PIRG Latest Blog Posts

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

Illegal robocalls seem to be declining a smidgeon as more phone companies install federally mandated technology to block spoofed calls and detect other scam calls. Here are some tips to live by and share with vulnerable friends or relatives.

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Mike Litt
Director, Consumer Campaign

As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) turns 11 years old, we are highlighting 11 ways it has returned to its mission since Rohit Chopra was confirmed as its new director by the Senate last fall.

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R.J. Cross
Advocate, New Economy, PIRG; Policy Analyst, Frontier Group

Smartphones and the Internet are incredible tools - but they come at a cost. Your data is often collected, sold and shared with a huge number of third party companies, often without you realizing it. Here's how to limit what data is collected on you and how it's used. 

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R.J. Cross
Advocate, New Economy, PIRG; Policy Analyst, Frontier Group

When we use free websites and apps, there's often cookies and other tracking technologies in the background harvesting huge amounts of data about who we are and what we do online. Virtually no laws rein in the companies behind these cookies, nor how they use and sell the info they collect.

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Danielle Melgar
Food & Agriculture Advocate

High rates of global hunger while 39% of food is wasted reveals the urgency of reducing food waste to fight food insecurity and create a sustainable future.

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Teresa Murray
Consumer Watchdog

One year after new law, robocalls are down and compliance is up, but skyrocketing robotexts are the latest problem

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Emily Rogers
Zero Out Toxics, Advocate

U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) delivered more than 48,000 petition signatures to Columbia Sportswear CEO, calling for the company to phase out toxic PFAS from its supply chain by 2024.