Wells Fargo may have created 1.4 million more unauthorized accounts than estimated, attorneys say

Wells Fargo & Co. may have opened as many as 3.5 million unauthorized checking, savings and credit card accounts over the past 15 years, far more than the bank and federal regulators reported last year, according to a new court filing. For months, the number of potentially unauthorized accounts that bank employee credit card applications may… Read more

Lawmakers ask VA to explain lethal methamphetamine experiments on dogs

Nine Democratic lawmakers have asked the Department of Veterans Affairs to explain why the agency is conducting taxpayer-funded experiments in which dogs are killed to study the effects of methamphetamine and antidepressants on their brains. In a letter to the department’s inspector general, Rep. Dina Titus of Nevada and eight Los Angeles-area lawmakers said details of… Read more

Former Wells Fargo workers say they targeted immigrants and Native Americans

LOS ANGELES — The latest allegations of unethical practices at Wells Fargo are so disturbing that even the bank has called them “offensive.” Former bank employees have signed sworn statements saying that they were told to target immigrants in the U.S. illegally, as well as Native Americans and college students as they sought to open sham… Read more

Unroll.me Has Been Selling Customer Data

Unroll.me, a service designed to help users unsubscribe from newsletters and emails from subscription services, has been selling user data to the very companies from which it helps users unsubscribe. The revelation about Unroll.me’s data practices came thanks to a New York Times article about Uber CEO Travis Kalanick in which it was revealed the ride-hailing… Read more

Bose Headphones Could Be Spying On You Through App

Bose has been hit with a class action lawsuit that accuses the audio-maker of wiretapping its customers through its headphones app, documents uploaded by Fortune show. The company, which sells wireless headphones priced $250-$350, allegedly had access to information on customers’ listening habits without their consent. The lawsuit was filed in Illinois this week by Kyle… Read more

Hackers Target Snapchat After ‘Poor Country’ Comments
A group of hackers in India have published the personal details of what it claims are 1.7 million Snapchat users, after the company’s CEO allegedly called the country “poor.” A campaign to #BoycottSnapchat and #UninstallSnapchat also began trending on Twitter on Sunday, while shares of Snap— the parent company of Snapchat —fell to their lowest level… Read more
Tax System Is Unfair, Majority of Americans Say
As people across the country scramble to file their taxes before Tuesday’s deadline, a majority will be doing so under the belief that the system they are adhering to is fundamentally unfair. More Americans than not now state that neither corporations nor wealthy individuals pay their fair share of taxes, a Pew Research Center survey released… Read more

Checking Trump’s ‘Failing Media’ Claims

President Donald Trump is quite vocal about his disdain for many media houses, labeling them “fake news” and “failing” often, with the latter most frequently used for the New York Times (NY Times), and some other print media. But it’s not like Trump hates all media; he clearly likes Fox News, retweeting its positive stories about… Read more

FRANCE – France set to fine UBS 1.1 billion euros for tax-dodging scheme

  1. French prosecutors are demanding 1.1 billion euros from banking giant UBS because it illegally solicited wealthy taxpayers to open secret Swiss bank accounts, a French newspaper reports. Financial investigators are demanding that the world’s biggest wealth management bank pay the whole of the bail it has deposited as a fine for touting for rich clients who… Read more