About 3.1 million Americans had their phone stolen last year, according to survey. That's nearly double the estimate of phones stolen during 2012.
Secret consumer scores threaten privacy and fairness. Consumer advocacy groups call on regulators to police this new industry of predictive scoring.
In the wake of the GM recall, proposed legislation would require automakers to submit any reports that first alert them to a fatal accident.
Consumer say dangerous vehicles like GM's Cobalt would have been recalled earlier if NHTSA had done its job.