Stories by Anne Flaherty

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014

Mobile apps still collect data on kids

A landmark 2013 law aimed at protecting the privacy of America's youngest mobile consumers hasn't stopped app developers from collecting vast amounts of data.
By Anne Flaherty

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Obama wants more regulation of Internet providers

Obama calls for ban on Internet 'fast lanes,' tougher regulation of Internet providers.
By Anne Flaherty

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Online resources cater to high schoolers studying college options

WASHINGTON - For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.
By Anne Flaherty

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

FTC says Gerber made false claim on formula

WASHINGTON - Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.
By Anne Flaherty

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Should on-line account die with you?

Should your e-mails, Web albums and other online accounts die when you do? Or should you be able to pass them down to a family member?
By Anne Flaherty

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

FTC accuses T-Mobile of bogus charges

WASHINGTON - T-Mobile US knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, federal regulators alleged.
By Anne Flaherty

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2013

Apps for babies entertaining, not educational

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is urging federal regulators to examine the marketing practices of Fisher-Price's "Laugh & Learn" mobile apps and Open Solutions' games.
By Anne Flaherty

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Surveillance costs taxpayers millions

Paid for by U.S. tax dollars, but with little public scrutiny, surveillance fees charged in secret by technology and phone companies can vary wildly.
By Anne Flaherty

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Kettle donations rise in 2014

After a disappointing showing last year, donations to the Salvation Army's local Red Kettle Campaign have risen nearly 20 percent in 2014.
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