Amazon investigated by UK watchdog over its marketplace practices

An Amazon warehouse in Warrington, England. Nathan Stirk | Getty Images The UK’s antitrust regulator on Wednesday said it was investigating Amazon over whether the US e-commerce giant is hurting competition by giving an unfair advantage to its own retail business and sellers that use its services over third-party merchants on its marketplace. Britain’s Competition … Read more

When Did Credit Scores Start? A Brief Look at the Long History

Select’s editorial team works independently to review financial products and write articles we think our readers will find useful. We earn a commission from affiliate partners on many offers, but not all offers on Select are from affiliate partners. Whether you’re signing up for your first-ever credit card or applying for a mortgage, your credit … Read more

How tech companies and users can protect privacy

SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB Abortion rights protesters participate in nationwide demonstrations following the leaked Supreme Court opinion suggesting the possibility of overturning the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision, in New York City, US, May 14, 2022. Caitlin Ochs | Reuters The Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to roll back the … Read more

GOP draft bill would tighten rules for finance firms using customer information

Rep. Patrick McHenry, a Republican of North Carolina and ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, speaks during a hearing in Washington, DC Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images A new draft bill from House Financial Services Ranking Member Patrick McHenry, RN.C., lays the groundwork for how the GOP will tackle financial data … Read more

Former Amazon employee convicted in Capital One hack

Signage is displayed on the exterior of a Capital One Financial Corp. cafe branch in Walnut Creek, California, US, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Bloomberg | Getty Images A former Amazon Web Services employee was convicted of hacking into Capital One and stealing the data of more than 100 million people nearly three years ago … Read more

UK plans to cut cookie consent boxes in departure from EU data laws

The government says the move will result in far fewer of the “frustrating” boxes appearing online. Andia | Universal Images Group | Getty Images Britain wants an end to the barrage of cookie consent pop-ups. The government says new data reforms will greatly reduce the number of banners that appear on websites asking people to … Read more

NHTSA data shows Tesla accounts for most driver-assist crashes

The NTSB released this image of a 2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range Dual Motor electric car that was involved in a fatal accident near Miami that killed two people on Sept. 13, 2021. NTSB Tesla vehicles have accounted for nearly 70% of reported crashes involving advanced driver-assist systems since last June, according to federal … Read more

Ford issues stop-sale of Mustang Mach-Es due to potential safety defect

People visit Ford’s all-electric SUV Mustang Mach-E at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, the United States, Nov. 22, 2019. Xinhua via Getty Images DETROIT – Ford Motor is instructing dealers to temporarily stop selling electric Mustang Mach-E crossovers due to a potential safety defect that could cause the vehicles to become … Read more

Coca-Cola and Brown-Forman team up for new drink

Brown-Forman and The Coca-Cola Company announce plans to debut Jack Daniel’s® Tennessee Whiskey and Coca-Cola® ™ Ready-to-Drink Cocktail Courtesy: Coca-Cola Company Coca-Cola is teaming up with Jack Daniel’s distiller Brown-Forman to make a Jack-and-Coke cocktail in a can. It marks the fourth new alcoholic drink in Coke’s portfolio in less than two years, but the … Read more

Bipartisan privacy proposal is ‘unworkable’ Chamber of Commerce says

Signage is seen on the Chamber Of Commerce Building in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US, April 21, 2021. Andrew Kelly | Reuters The bipartisan privacy proposal that’s reignited a debate about federal protections for internet users is “unworkable,” according to a major business group. The American Data Privacy and Protection … Read more