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2018

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  • The Trump administration is trying to undermine the CFPB. Over the past few weeks, the administration has dismissed enforcement actions, delayed the payday lending rule and halted the investigation of Equifax. Calling for the CFPB to act with more “humility,” Mulvaney has taken up…
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  • Consumer protection bureau losing its teeth. Acting director Mick Mulvaney is turning the financial watchdog into a corporate lapdog. For nearly seven years since it began, the federal government’s first agency dedicated to protecting consumers fought successfully to prevent rip-offs by credit card…
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  • Lock and unlock your credit report for free. Equifax is fighting to regain consumer trust, following one of the largest and most damaging data breaches in history, when the credit reporting giant unwittingly exposed sensitive personal information belonging to 145 million people.
  • Microsoft is trying to kill passwords. Microsoft Corp. is trying to kill the password, and it's about time. This month, the company said the next test version of its stripped-down Windows 10 S operating system will strip out passwords too, by…
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  • CFPB said to be letting Equifax off the hook for data breach. The down-is-up world of the Trump administration grew even battier Monday amid reports that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is scaling back its investigation into credit agency Equifax, which allowed hackers to access the personal…
  • Democrats lash out at CFPB after it drops Equifax probe. Democratic lawmakers lashed out at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Monday amid a report that the agency was backing off an investigation into a massive data breach at Equifax last year that exposed sensitive…
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