Once one of the most visible opponents to repair access, Apple has now reversed its longstanding policy against making spare parts and repair software tools available to customers. The commitment came just days after the company pledged to stop deactivating Face ID for iPhone screens repaired independently.
The 36th annual Trouble in Toyland report calls attention to counterfeit toys evading safety rules and other issues online and in stores. Check out our tips on how to identify potentially unsafe toys and to minimize the risk in your home.
For many, this holiday season will feel like a return to normal. But what if we didn't return to piles of presents and even bigger piles of waste? We don't have to, and U.S. PIRG Education Fund’s “Buy Less, Give More” guide has suggestions for what to do instead.
A landmark PIRG-backed law protecting consumers from surprise medical bills just got some teeth. Newly proposed regulations dictating how to enforce the federal No Surprises Act will help ensure that payment disputes between insurers and out-of-network providers don't result in extra costs for the consumer.
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The CFPB has asked BigTech giants including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, PayPal, and Square to answer questions about their payment system practices. The CFPB has also asked consumers, small businesses and others for comments (including complaints), which are due on December 6. Learn more.
Graphic from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine's first crawl of the new CFPB's new website, February 8, 2011.
New rebates will make buying healthier, climate-friendly appliances easier than ever
Following a summer of extreme heat and drought, the U.S. House of Representatives DAY passed the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376), which includes groundbreaking levels of investment to tackle climate change, clear the air we breathe, clean up toxic sites and protect our lands, waters and wildlife.
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve taken steps for all of our staff to work remotely for safety reasons. But rest assured, we’ll keep advocating for you as we work for a healthier, safer world.