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The more you know: After years of warning taxpayers that the IRS will never cold call you to collect a tax debt, things are about to change as the IRS begins handing over some of its debt-collection work to private firms who probably will call you.
Privacy shmivacy: As expected, President Trump has signed a resolution killing the FCC’s new broadband privacy rules, making sure that internet service providers are legally allowed to profit off users’ personal information.
Sorry, not sorry: Navient, the largest student loan servicer in the country, claims it’s under no obligation to help borrowers find ways to more easily afford their payments.
Safety first: Recalled products from IKEA, McDonald’s and others last year contributed to the largest increase in recalls, injuries, and incidents involving children’s products in nearly a decade.
Law and border: A new piece of bipartisan legislation would end warrantless searches of cellphones at U.S. borders.