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Facebook Relaunches “Safety Center” Anti-Bullying Hub With More Resources

Six years ago Facebook launched The Safety Center as a way to address bullying and provide users with copies of the social network’s community standards to ensure that anyone using the site can do so safely. Today, the company relaunched the Center and updated its Bullying Prevention Hub in order to reach more of its 1.7 billion users. [More]

Mike Mozart

Former Wells Fargo Employee Claims Bank Defrauded Government Of $1.4B In Foreclosure Funding

There has been no shortage of lawsuits filed against Wells Fargo in recent years, from accusations the bank pushed mortgages on borrowers who couldn’t repay them to claims the company pressed employees to engage in fraudulent conduct with regard to customer accounts. Now, a recently unsealed whistleblower lawsuit melds together those issues, claiming the bank encouraged employees to withhold information from customers that could potentially lead to foreclosure proceedings.  [More]

You Now Might Have To Pay Extra If You Keep Your Uber Waiting

You Now Might Have To Pay Extra If You Keep Your Uber Waiting

Just like you might get annoyed when you have to wait too long for your Uber driver, that driver might be losing money for all the time you dawdle inside because you weren’t ready to be picked up. That’s why the service is testing a new policy that allows drivers to tack on a fee if a passenger keeps them waiting for more than two minutes.  [More]

Adam Fagen

Carnival Says Cuba Cruises To Move Ahead As Planned After Policy Shift

Carnival Cruise Line’s Adonia ship will depart the Port of Miami as planned on May 1 with Cuban-Americans on board after the company reached an agreement with the government of the island nation.  [More]

Man Says His American Airlines’ Seat Was Soaked In Urine

Man Says His American Airlines’ Seat Was Soaked In Urine

Last year, a California couple were greeted by a truly gross experience when they found a barf bag full of, well, barf in the seatback of the flight they had just boarded. As difficult as it might be to believe, an Iowa man’s recent experience might top that disgusting discovery: he claims the seat he was assigned, and subsequently sat in, was soaked with urine.  [More]

American Medical Association Calls To Ban Ads For Prescription Drugs, Medical Devices

American Medical Association Calls To Ban Ads For Prescription Drugs, Medical Devices

In the future when you tune in to watch the big game or your favorite primetime show there might be something missing during the commercial break: ads for prescription drugs and medical devices. The American Medical Association proposed a ban on such advertisements Tuesday, claiming the marketing may be driving consumer demand for unnecessary and expensive treatments.  [More]

Home internet adoption consistently remains lowest in the lowest-income households. Source: Pew Internet Project

White House Unveils New Plan To Get Affordable Broadband Access To Low-Income Households

By 2015 it seems like everyone has broadband access, but that “everyone” is very deceptive. Although the vast majority of middle- and high-income homes in the United States have broadband access at home, low-income homes are much less likely to.

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AMC: No Kids After 6pm In R-rated Movies

AMC: No Kids After 6pm In R-rated Movies

Reader Chalicechick writes in to let us know that her local AMC has a sign up banning kids under 6 years old after 6pm in R-rated movies.

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Southwest Suddenly Decides Man Is Too Fat To Fly — Again

Southwest Suddenly Decides Man Is Too Fat To Fly — Again

We thought this issue was taken care of the last time a Las Vegas Southwest employee randomly stopped someone from flying without checking to see if they could actually sit in a seat with the arms down (per Southwest’s policy), but apparently not. Now a Chicagoland man says he was stopped from boarding a return flight home to Chicago because he was too big (6’2″ 350lbs), but he airline wouldn’t allow him to prove that he could fit in the seat.

Microsoft Deep-Sixes Red Ring Of Death Coffins, Makes Customers Supply Their Own Boxes

Microsoft Deep-Sixes Red Ring Of Death Coffins, Makes Customers Supply Their Own Boxes

Although we received an indication in March that Microsoft was phasing out its Xbox 360 return policy of sending customers padded boxes with prepaid return envelopes, gaming blog Joystiq confirmed that Microsoft quietly made it official in late May.

The FDA Isn't Yet Sure How To Make Our Food Safer But Lots Of Cash Might Help

The FDA Isn't Yet Sure How To Make Our Food Safer But Lots Of Cash Might Help

The FDA is set to receive $3.2 billion next year but they don’t yet have a plan to make our food any safer. That doesn’t sit well with Congressional appropriator Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), who at a recent hearing told Acting FDA Commissioner Joshua Sharfstein: “A lot sounds to me like buzzwords from a past administration.”

Delta Can't Be Bothered To Sell The Obese Two Adjoining Seats

Delta Can't Be Bothered To Sell The Obese Two Adjoining Seats

Evan’s on the large side and wants to buy two adjoining seats, but Delta doesn’t seem to care whether or not he inconveniences other passengers. The airline won’t assign two seats to the same passenger name, and if he buys a second seat under a different name, it won’t necessarily adjoin the first. Delta also warned that “they will give [his] second seat away if they need it, even if [he] paid for it.” One agent thought he had a solution, but it was going to cost Evan $200 more than Delta’s online fares.

T-Mobile Keeps Charging For Canceled Service, Refuses To Issue Full Refund

T-Mobile Keeps Charging For Canceled Service, Refuses To Issue Full Refund

Taylor just noticed that T-Mobile has been billing him $19.99 for a data package he asked them to cancel seven months ago. Yes, Taylor should’ve caught the mistake sooner, but now that he’s found it, he wants T-Mobile to refund the $140 in unauthorized charges. T-Mobile, citing policy, is only willing to credit him $60.

United: If You Can't Fit In One Seat You Need To Buy Two

United: If You Can't Fit In One Seat You Need To Buy Two

Starting today, United Airlines has a new policy. If you can’t fit into a single seat, you need to buy another one or stay behind.

Microsoft's Policy Regarding Identifying Sexual Orientation On XBOX Live

Microsoft's Policy Regarding Identifying Sexual Orientation On XBOX Live

Teresa, the reader who was banned from XBOX Live for self-identifying as a lesbian, caused quite a stir on the internet. Joystiq managed to get a statement out of Microsoft regarding the issue. Microsoft says they do not allow expressions of sexuality of any kind in GamerTags or in profiles, and that they take harassment “very seriously.”

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Does Comcast love Obama? Or do they just really, really, really hate FCC Chairman Kevin Martin? [DSL Reports]

https://consumerist.com/2008/11/10/flying-somewhere-to-welcome-home/

Flying somewhere to welcome home a family member in the military? Hope that the military doesn’t change the date, because as one mom found out — Travelocity’s insurance policy is only covers changes due to “death, illness and jury duty.” Don’t worry, there’s a happy ending. [MomLogic]

American Airlines Thinks It's "Generous" To Charge A $100 Excess Baggage Fee To Soldiers

American Airlines Thinks It's "Generous" To Charge A $100 Excess Baggage Fee To Soldiers

Let’s say you are in the military and have to undergo some training before you are deployed to Iraq to fight in a war. Let’s also say that this training requires to you bring 3 bags of equipment. If the airline you’re flying charges a $100 “excess baggage” fee, but waives the $15 first checked bag fee, and the $25 second checked bag fee… is that “generous?”