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November 2015 Archives

Tesla Recalls Model S for Faulty Seat Belt

The car maker Tesla announced a voluntary recall today based on a single report of a faulty seat belt. The announcement, made via email to the 90,000 Model S owners affected, caused company shares to fall, Bloomberg News reported today.

New Google Page Is About You

Google users have long complained that they cannot control the data the search giant shows about them. This week the company rolled out a new "About Me" page that lets users see what others are seeing about them across Google products.

From the one page, users can control personal settings. The "About Me" page aggregates personal information available across Google services such as YouTube, Photos, and the Google+ social network, the Christian Science Monitor reports. You still can't control all the info out there. But some of it will be easier to manage.

Top 10 Most Commonly Recalled Foods

Food recalls are alarming but fairly common. They are worrisome in a fundamental way. None of us wants to be harmed by our nourishment, which after all, sustains us.

Some items seem to continually get recalled. Here is a list of the ten most common types of food recalls, according to the Food Network.

Takata Fined $200M for Faulty Air Bags

On the heels of one of the most massive automobile recalls ever, the world's second largest supplier of airbags was hit with the largest civil penalty in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration history this week. The agency is fining Takata $200 million for the company's poor handling of defective air bag inflators.

It's been a long recall saga for the airbag manufacturer, involving 44 recalls and 19 million vehicles, so let's take a look at where it stands now.

On Halloween, Washington state residents got a scary message from their health department. An E. coli outbreak there has been linked to Chipotle restaurants. The chain had shut down more than 40 locations in Washington and Oregon over the week.