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Could mandatory arbitration with banks be going away?
Could mandatory arbitration with banks be going away? Arbitration July 11, 2017
If the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has its way, consumers will soon have the right to sue banks and…
Clif protein bars recalled over nut allergy complaints
Clif protein bars recalled over nut allergy complaints Recalls July 6, 2017
Clif Bar & Company is recalling several of its popular protein bars after complaints about allergic reactions. The Food and Drug…
Google will stop scanning your emails for ad targeting
Google will stop scanning your emails for ad targeting Protect Your Rights & Identity June 26, 2017
If you have a Gmail account, you'll want to know about a change that some privacy experts say is long…
3 brands of hummus recalled over listeria fears
3 brands of hummus recalled over listeria fears Recalls June 22, 2017
If you’ve bought hummus recently, you'll want to check the packaging to see if it’s part of a new recall.…
Voting machines
Report: Largest ever U.S. voter data leak impacts nearly 200 million Americans Protecting Your Privacy June 21, 2017
Ready for the latest chapter in the ongoing saga of unsecured data related to our election process in the United…
Kmart hack: Credit card information stolen in data breach
Kmart hack: Credit card information stolen in data breach Privacy & Security June 1, 2017
Kmart customers should check their credit card statements right away after a recent data breach put payment information at risk.…
Chipotle reveals details of its data breach
Chipotle reveals details of its data breach Identity Theft May 30, 2017
Another day, another data breach! Chipotle Mexican Grill has now revealed full details of a spring data breach following several…
Safety alert: Graco recalls more than 25,000 car seats
Safety alert: Graco recalls more than 25,000 car seats Recalls May 24, 2017
Graco is recalling more than 25,000 car seats that may not adequately restrain children during a crash. According to Graco’s…
Target announces $18.5 million data-breach settlement
Target announces $18.5 million data-breach settlement Protect Your Rights & Identity May 24, 2017
It's been four years since Target suffered through one of the biggest retail data breaches of customer info ever. On…
Recall alert: Baby wipes recalled over concerns about mold
Recall alert: Baby wipes recalled over concerns about mold Recalls May 16, 2017
The Honest Company is recalling certain lots of its baby wipes due to the possible presence of mold. In a…
Woman allegedly fakes cancer, raises more than $38,000 in crowdfunding
Woman allegedly fakes cancer, raises more than $38,000 in crowdfunding Charity May 8, 2017
An Alabama woman is accused of lying about having terminal cancer in order to bilk people out of nearly $40,000…
Why you should change your Mint.com and other budgeting account passwords
Why you should change your Mint.com and other budgeting account passwords Protect Your Rights & Identity May 4, 2017
If you use Mint.com or a similar type of software's personal budgeting tools, money expert Clark Howard says you may…
Recall alert: 130,000 pounds of frozen chicken sold at Costco
Recall alert: 130,000 pounds of frozen chicken sold at Costco Recalls May 1, 2017
If you buy frozen chicken at Costco Wholesale, check your freezer to see if it's part of a new recall.…
Beware of $50 Mother’s Day Lowe’s coupon scam on Facebook
Beware of $50 Mother’s Day Lowe’s coupon scam on Facebook Computer Scams & ID Theft April 24, 2017
Watch out! Another Facebook scam is making the rounds. This time it has to do with Lowe's Home Improvement. Read…
Recall alert: Banquet frozen meals possibly contaminated with salmonella
Recall alert: Banquet frozen meals possibly contaminated with salmonella Recalls April 21, 2017
More than 100,000 pounds of frozen meals are being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination, according to a notice from…
Warning: Cameras hidden in coat hooks could be spying on you
Warning: Cameras hidden in coat hooks could be spying on you Protect Your Rights & Identity April 17, 2017
Clothing hooks that look fairly ordinary may actually contain hidden cameras that could spy on you in a public restroom…
Delta will now offer you $10,000 to switch flights
Delta will now offer you $10,000 to switch flights Money & Credit April 16, 2017
In the midst of the United Airlines fiasco — which originated with a video that went viral of a passenger being…
Online shopping: How to protect your money and identity from criminals
Online shopping: How to protect your money and identity from criminals Mobile & Electronics April 1, 2017
There is no doubt online shopping has become an increasingly popular — and very often the primary — option for people looking for…
Warning: This fake tech support scam will give criminals access to your computer
Warning: This fake tech support scam will give criminals access to your computer Scams & Rip-Offs March 27, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), along with the Florida attorney general, announced an operation a few months ago that successfully shut down a…
Recall alert: Nearly 1 million pounds of chicken may be contaminated with metal
Recall alert: Nearly 1 million pounds of chicken may be contaminated with metal Life March 27, 2017
OK Foods, Inc. has recalled nearly a million pounds of breaded chicken products because they may be contaminated with metal,…
7 little-known Facebook hacks you’ve probably never tried
7 little-known Facebook hacks you’ve probably never tried Mobile & Electronics March 25, 2017
The average Facebook user spends about 50 minutes every day on the social media network – liking, commenting and sharing…
Travel alert: Why you should take a picture of your hotel room
Travel alert: Why you should take a picture of your hotel room Travel March 22, 2017
Taking just a few pictures of your hotel room could help police fight sex trafficking. Traffickers often post photographs of…
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint
How to reduce, or even erase, your digital footprint Mobile & Electronics March 21, 2017
There's a new victim of identity fraud every two seconds, according to astudyby Javelin Strategy & Research. Almost everything you…
Listeria concerns prompt large recall of frozen pizzas
Listeria concerns prompt large recall of frozen pizzas Health March 17, 2017
A California company has issued a large recall of frozen pizzas, some which were sold at select Walmart locations due…
Thermal heat imaging cameras can capture your phone’s secret PIN
Thermal heat imaging cameras can capture your phone’s secret PIN Mobile & Electronics March 13, 2017
The criminals just keep on getting more and more advanced in their ability to compromise your expectation of mobile privacy.…
Gerber recalls toddler food due to mislabeling
Gerber recalls toddler food due to mislabeling Shopping & Retail March 10, 2017
The Gerber Products Company announced a voluntary recall Wednesday of one its toddler foods after it discovered that an ingredient…
How to protect yourself from Uber’s gaping security holes
How to protect yourself from Uber’s gaping security holes Cars March 10, 2017
Think your data is totally protected when you're using Uber? Think again... Read more: 7 things I wish I knew…
Popular soy nut butter brand expands recall to all of its products, including granola
Popular soy nut butter brand expands recall to all of its products, including granola Health March 8, 2017
Just days after a recallwas issued for I.M. Healthy brand soy nut butter -- that has been linked to E.…
Nearly 700,000 baby rattles recalled due to choking hazard
Nearly 700,000 baby rattles recalled due to choking hazard Life March 3, 2017
About 680,000 Oball baby rattles are being recalled in the United States due to a choking hazard, according to a…
Little Tikes recalls 540,000 toddler swings over fall hazard
Little Tikes recalls 540,000 toddler swings over fall hazard Life March 3, 2017
Little Tikes has recalled nearly half a million toddler swings because the plastic seat can crack or break causing children…
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