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Consumer Reports analysis finds automakers equipping many more new car models with pedestrian detection technology

  Pedestrian detection safety systems come standard on 61% of new vehicle models in 2020, after being standard on just 38% in 2019 Greater adoption…

May 21, 2020

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Consumer Reports urges California lawmakers to support new financial watchdog proposal in state budget

Governor Newsom’s budget proposal would use existing reserve fund from past enforcement actions to strengthen oversight SACRAMENTO, CA – Consumer Reports will call on members…

May 21, 2020

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Consumer Reports’ Digital Lab Releases Two Studies on Digital Privacy and Online Tracking

Washington, DC –  The Digital Lab at Consumer Reports, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, released two new studies on digital privacy, data…

May 21, 2020

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‘Clean Miles Standard’ an opportunity for Uber & Lyft to fulfill their promises in California, says Consumer Reports

Policies and technologies needed to reduce traffic congestion and pollution SACRAMENTO, CA — California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) is developing first-in-the-nation emissions regulations and electrification…

May 15, 2020

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Consumer Reports supports bill to strengthen privacy protections for data collected to combat coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports announced its support for the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act introduced today in Congress.  This legislation would provide much needed…

May 14, 2020

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Consumer Reports and members of Congress call on Facebook and Craigslist to help keep infants safe by removing all inclined sleepers from their sites

More than one year after Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play recall, Facebook and Craigslist have yet to take strong action to prevent the listing and sale…

May 14, 2020

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Consumer Reports and Access Now Call for FCC to Expand Broadband Access in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The nonprofit organizations Consumer Reports and Access Now are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to immediately expand broadband internet access for…

May 14, 2020

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CR, U.S. PIRG and activist deliver nearly 250,000 petition signatures to airlines calling for full refunds for canceled flights

Senator Markey Introduces Bill In Congress To Require Refunds WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer Reports, U.S. PIRG and a consumer-turned-activist delivered nearly 250,000 petition signatures today…

May 13, 2020

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Cisco Clarifies Privacy Policy for Webex Videoconferencing After CR Study

Following a Consumer Reports analysis, the company provides more details on what data is collected, and why   The tech company Cisco is making it…

May 12, 2020

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Consumer Reports testifies before the California legislature in support of anti-robocalls bill

Sacramento, CA — The California Assembly Communications and Conveyance Committee today is expected to consider an anti-robocalls bill sponsored by Consumer Reports. The bill —…

May 5, 2020

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