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Salut mes amis — I'm Yaël, a consumer advocate, journalist, columnist, and syndicated radio host. My writings and interviews have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and online outlets across the world in multiple languages. I write about innovative technology, healthcare, science, lifestyle freedom, and smart public policies.

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Are Consumers Getting the Short Stick on Data Privacy?

On a Monday, there is a data leak affecting half a billion Facebook accounts, by Tuesday a bot has scraped 500 million LinkedIn accounts. On Wednesday, Stanford University announces a hack that exposed thousands of social security numbers and financial details. Then Thursday, the world’s largest aviation IT company announces 90 percent of passenger data may have been accessed in a cyber-attack. And […]

Consumer Choice Radio EP67: TECHLASH (w/ Jennifer Huddleston)

-CNN covers Canada’s vaccine failures, and it shakes up the country -The new anti-tech populists INTERVIEW: Jennifer Huddleston (@jrhuddles) -Do we need a federal privacy law? -There are innovative practices used by private companies. We should celebrate them. -Why GDPR is so problematic -The “Techlash” and the bad policy ideas from both left and right […]

Data and Consumer Privacy, Politicization of Everything, and Love for Florida (Yaël on Big Talker FM’s Joe Catenacci Show)

-We need smart data and consumer privacy rules that work while championing innovation -Why the target is on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ back and trust in media -Tracking the errors of the CDC and FDA -The Politicization of Everything, Georgia and MLB Edition -Go Woke, Go Broke Consumer Choice Center Deputy Director Yaël Ossowski interviewed […]

Consumer Choice Radio EP66: Minimum Corporate Tax, Maximum Consumer Pain

-Janet Yellen wants a global minimum corporate tax. How does it impact consumers and firms? -Trillions in infrastructure spending -The Case For Ireland -Georgia election rules changes and MLB boycotts -What about the Olympics and China? -Charles Barkley, and what happens when sports and politics mix -Consumer Corner: Cable cutters and sports -Mexican campaign on […]

Gimme that Train Competition (Yaël on Joe Catenacci Show – Big Talker FM)

-A train from Wilmington to Raleigh? Don’t hold your breath and don’t trust Amtrack -We need some real competitors on passenger trains -Biden infrastructure plan and the push for electric vehicles -The real environmental burden of electrical vehicles -The principle of “technology neutrality” -The WHO’s report on the origins of COVID-19 is lacking Consumer Choice […]

Consumer Choice Radio EP65: Need for FDA Reform, Vaccine Reciprocity, and Practical Health Tips (w/ Dr. Henry Miller)

-Freeing the Ever Given ship in the Suez! -New York State legalizes cannabis -Should consumers care about unionization at Amazon? INTERVIEW with physician and molecular biologist Dr. Henry Miller (@henryimiller) -Where the FDA has gone wrong  -The need for FDA reform when it comes to vaping products, drug approvals, regulatory decisions, and bureaucracy -Could we […]

Ditching State Monopolies (Yaël on Joe Catenacci Show Big Talker FM)

-The Suez boat affair reveals a lot about the necessity and complications of free trade -Lysander Spooner and the American Letter Mail Company -The importance of federalism -The history of the French cajuns (cadiens) and the French language in Louisiana Consumer Choice Center Deputy Director Yaël Ossowski interviewed on the Joe Catenacci Show. This was […]

Consumer Choice Radio EP64: Suing the Governor on Lockdown Restrictions (w/ Goodwood Brewing CEO Ted Mitzlaff)

-European Railway Station Index is out! -North America and transportation options -Customs duties and free trade costs -David spoils Yaël’s birthday present -The Suez boat blocking global trade! -Michael Bloomberg’s global war to outlaw vaping INTERVIEW with Goodwood Brewing CEO Ted Mitzlaff -The lawsuit against Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear -How long can governors keep their […]

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