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Limit your ability to be tracked on the web
Limit your ability to be tracked on the web Mobile & Electronics May 26, 2011
As you surf the web, people are spying on you all the time. How would you like to make it…
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Nissan sends $400 apology check for minor error Cars May 26, 2011
Nissan has made a stunning display of great customer service all because of a mistake in tech specs about the…
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Review sites can be helpful if used correctly Protect Your Rights & Identity May 23, 2011
I talk about using online reviews to make a decision about who to do business with, but that comes with…
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Payday loans at 4,000% interest?! Scams & Rip-Offs May 20, 2011
A new British payday lender making loans at absolutely outrageous interest rates is growing great guns in Europe, according to…
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Sony’s remedy for data breach falls short Protect Your Rights & Identity May 17, 2011
Sony may have had the most serious data breach ever in the history of corporate America and their remedy for…
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How to use BBB ratings to your advantage Protect Your Rights & Identity May 9, 2011
I have been so concerned about a loss of confidence around the country because of a handful of bad apples…
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The Supreme Court rules in favor of mandatory arbitration Protect Your Rights & Identity May 5, 2011
In a recent 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that corporate arbitrations are legal and enforceable, no matter how stacked…
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Electronics makers, rental chains spying on us via our gadgets Protect Your Rights & Identity May 5, 2011
I love my electronic gadgets but I don't like what they're capable of doing sometimes. Gizmos can spy on us!…
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Sony data breaches affect more than 100 million people Protect Your Rights & Identity May 4, 2011
If you use a Sony PlayStation console, you may be part of one of the biggest data breaches in history.…
Bill collectors resort to public shaming on Facebook
Bill collectors resort to public shaming on Facebook Protect Your Rights & Identity May 4, 2011
Bill collectors are increasingly turning to Facebook to make embarrassing posts on debtors' wall in an effort to shame them…
Bill collectors resort to public shaming on Facebook
Your smart phone could be compiling a dossier on you Mobile & Electronics May 2, 2011
Your smart phone may be compiling a dossier of info on you by tracking your location, search history and more…
California outlaws zip code harvesting at stores
California outlaws zip code harvesting at stores Protect Your Rights & Identity April 27, 2011
Sometimes I prove to be very naïve. I confessed to my naïveté recently when I said I used to be…
California outlaws zip code harvesting at stores
Magazine subscription renewal notices coming from marketers Scams & Rip-Offs April 25, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: If you're a heavy magazine subscriber, you need to be aware of expensive come-ons for advance renewals from…
California outlaws zip code harvesting at stores
Getting the most out of online review sites Protect Your Rights & Identity April 11, 2011
I routinely go online to read reviews about products and hotels before I buy or book. If you do too,…
California outlaws zip code harvesting at stores
Vanguard experimenting with new voice-recognition system Protect Your Rights & Identity April 4, 2011
Vanguard is experimenting with a new voice recognition system to identify customers who want to do transactions with the discount…
California outlaws zip code harvesting at stores
New index names best supermarkets, retailers and stock brokers Protect Your Rights & Identity March 29, 2011
I love the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) that comes out every month from the University of Michigan. This thorough…
California outlaws zip code harvesting at stores
How to use BBB ratings to your advantage Protect Your Rights & Identity March 21, 2011
I truly respect the people at the Better Business Bureau. So it's very upsetting for me to come to you…
California outlaws zip code harvesting at stores
New database helps consumers research safe products before buying Protect Your Rights & Identity March 18, 2011
A new public database will allow consumers to post about potentially unsafe products while giving manufacturers a chance to reply…
California outlaws zip code harvesting at stores
New ways coming to shut down economic identity theft Protect Your Rights & Identity February 28, 2011
What if you could shut down credit card fraud cold? Would you be willing to be a more active consumer…
California outlaws zip code harvesting at stores
Better customer service coming from cell phone companies? Mobile & Electronics February 24, 2011
There's an old rule of marketing that says it costs 10 times the money to get a new customer than…
Customers in California sue retailers over zip code harvesting
Customers in California sue retailers over zip code harvesting Protect Your Rights & Identity February 23, 2011
"Excuse me, may I have your zip code?" We've all had the question at the checkout register. It seems innocent,…
Customers in California sue retailers over zip code harvesting
Outraged consumers take on a cable company and win Protect Your Rights & Identity February 22, 2011
If a company is not treating you right, what can you do about it? I've got a story to tell…
The best free anti-virus programs
The best free anti-virus programs Mobile & Electronics February 17, 2011
When it comes to protecting your computer, the best anti-virus programs may be free. PC World recently published its list…
A new scheme to collect on old debt
A new scheme to collect on old debt Money & Credit February 16, 2011
There is a new tactic in bill collection that I need to make sure you know about. David Lazarus of…
A new scheme to collect on old debt
Commerce Department proposes single login for all your accounts Mobile & Electronics February 14, 2011
Tired of having too many usernames and passwords for different sites? The Commerce Department is proposing a single method of…
Credit freezes, password tweaks can limit hurt in security breach
Credit freezes, password tweaks can limit hurt in security breach Protect Your Rights & Identity February 8, 2011
How safe is your personal info? Not very, according to a new analysis by syndicated financial writer Greg Karp. If…
Credit freezes, password tweaks can limit hurt in security breach
Neuromarketing helps develop targeted messages for ads Protect Your Rights & Identity February 7, 2011
I used to love to participate in focus groups. Because of what I do for a living, I can't do…
TSA introduces new, more discreet X-ray scanner software
TSA introduces new, more discreet X-ray scanner software Travel February 3, 2011
I cannot tell you how much anger I've heard from frequent travelers about the new X-ray full body scanners in…
Credit freezes still trump identity theft protection packages
Credit freezes still trump identity theft protection packages Protect Your Rights & Identity February 2, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Not long ago, banking had a key rule: Know thy customer. The idea was that you needed to…
Credit freezes still trump identity theft protection packages
The importance of active duty alerts and credit freezes Jobs & Military February 2, 2011
When I was a civilian employee for the Air Force at the end of the Vietnam War, I joined Pentagon…
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