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Walmart To Require Meat Suppliers Provide Data On Antibiotics Use


(Kyle Herzig)Antibiotics used on farm animals account for more than 80% of all antibiotics sold in the U.S., and many of these drugs are medically important to the health of human beings.

Watch Company Collects $1 Million On Kickstarter, Spends It All, Then Hides


Kickstarter is not, and never has been, a store. Yet companies that use the platform to fund the production of a new product are eventually supposed to, um, make that product.

Uber Claims Disability Laws Don’t Apply To Technology Companies


(Adam Fagen)Uber’s massive fleet of cars don’t belong to the company, and its drivers aren’t employees.

AT&T Will Try To Make First Amendment Case Against Net Neutrality


(jetsetpress)When you think of the Internet and First Amendment issues, your mind probably conjures up images of people being able to freely express themselves online through websites, videos, and social media.

Cable Company Tech Arrested After Allegedly Grabbing, Shoving Customer

Cable company installation horror stories usually involve things like poorly run cords, maybe a dead gecko, gaping holes in walls, possibly having your house condemned, and the occasional tech who pees into a bag instead of in the bathroom.

McDonald’s Now Threatening To Sneak Into Your Kitchen, Steal Your Food


Five years ago, we warned you that before long, “artisanal” would become the new “organic,” and companies would adopt it in their marketing.

We’re Finally Getting A Bacon Emoji, 37 Others In Update Next Year


On the list. Avocado is pretty delicious, too.The good news is, we’re getting a bacon emoji, allowing current and future generations to adequately express their pork-related emotions.

Time Warner Cable Also Being Wooed By French Suitor


(Lyman Green)It’s like something out of a romantic comedy that stars a couple of mid-level TV actors and gets dumped into theaters in mid-March: Fresh on the heels of being left at the altar by big-bucks beau Comcast, Time Warner Cable apparently finds itself being courted by a pair of very different suitors — a nice guy from Connecticut with rich friends and a mysterious French billionaire currently on a stateside shopping spree.

The “Floppy Organ” Is An Instrument Made Out Of 49 Floppy Disk Drives

Just because technology is obsolete in one way doesn’t mean it can’t still be put to use in another. Proving that point is a group of German designers who have resurrected floppy disks from the box of irrelevant computer technology, using 49 of them to create sweet digital music on an instrument called the “Floppy Orgel.” Which yes, translates to “Floppy Organ” in English.

Taco Bell Tests Return Of Beloved Beefy Crunch Burrito


The Beefy Crunch Burrito is a Taco Bell menu item that periodically reappears on the menu. It has developed a cult following because of these sporadic appearances, sort of like the McRib.

CDC Links Salmonella Outbreak Reported in 9 States To Sushi Made With Raw Tuna


(Not the sushi in question. ChrisGoldNY)Raw seafood might be delicious, but there’s always that chance that it could make you sick: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that while it hasn’t conclusively determined the cause of a recent salmonella outbreak that’s spread to nine states and infected up to 53 people, it could be linked to sushi made with raw tuna.

FCC Chair: Relax, Cable Companies, Not All Mergers Are Necessarily Doomed Forever


FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference on May 4, 2015. The collapse of the much-discussed, absolutely enormous Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger earlier this year might have been an occasion for consumers and consumer advocates to cheer — but for businesses, it was much less good news.

NHTSA Once Again Flexes Regulatory Muscle Over GM, Manufacturers Who Used Takata


(Eric Norris) Since taking the helm of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in January, Mark Rosekind has made his intention to hold automakers responsible for safety issues well known.

Family-Owned Frisch’s Big Boy Restaurants Sold To Private Equity Fund


(Tobyotter)Marking the first time since Frisch’s Big Boy started its first drive-thru in 1939 that the chain won’t be under family ownership, the Cincinnati-based restaurant company says it’s being sold to a private egquity fund for about $175 million.

New Orleans Restaurant Says It Fired Server For Adding Racist Slur To Customer’s Receipt


Every time we see a receipt that has some kind of slur, insult or otherwise awful language on it, we hope as hard as we can that it’s the last time.

Are Your Packages Really More Secure With UPS’ New Access Point Service?


(frankieleon.) Last October, United Parcel Service announced it would attempt to cut down on delivery stops and protect consumers’ packages from sticky fingers with its Access Point service that drops off packages at local businesses where you can pick them up at your convenience.

Target Buyers Report That Resellers Have Been Banned


You may remember last month when Target put out its limited-quantity special Lilly Pulitzer collection, and frenzied fans waited in line, fought in the store aisles, and even crashed the retailer’s website.

Report: AdultFriendFinder Hack Attack Exposes Info For Millions Of Dating Site’s Users


AdultFriendFinder.com is one of the largest online dating sites out there and now it’s suffered a hack attack that’s exposed a hefty portion of its 64 million members: According to a new report, the data of up to four million users of the hookup site has been exposed.

Soon You’ll Be Able To Easily Buy The Stuff Showcased In Ads Played Before YouTube Videos


Soon ads like this one that play before YouTube videos will allow viewers to easily buy the promoted product.

Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds


Here are twelve of the best photos that readers added to the Consumerist Flickr Pool in the last week, picked for usability in a Consumerist post or for just plain neatness.


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