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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…
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…
Trader Joe’s recalls apple sauce for glass
Trader Joe’s recalls apple sauce for glass Shopping & Retail February 27, 2017
Grocery chainTrader Joe’s says it isrecalling certain varieties of its apple sauce because of the potential presence of glass. Applesauce…
Warning: Massive data leak may have exposed your personal info from thousands of sites
Warning: Massive data leak may have exposed your personal info from thousands of sites Mobile & Electronics February 25, 2017
Another day, another data breach -- and this time it involves a security flaw found in a major web services…
How to make sure someone doesn’t steal your tax refund
How to make sure someone doesn’t steal your tax refund Money & Credit February 23, 2017
Americans taxpayers are too lax about identity theft, according to CyberScout. Read more:2017 estimated tax refund schedule Don't fall prey…
The dangers of using public WiFi for tax e-filing
The dangers of using public WiFi for tax e-filing Money & Credit February 23, 2017
If you're using online tax-prep software to file your returns, I want you to be sure you don't do it…
Calphalon recalls 2 million knives that can break
Calphalon recalls 2 million knives that can break Shopping & Retail February 23, 2017
If you have Calphalon knives in your kitchen, there’s a major recall you need to know about. Read more:SodaStream recalls…
SodaStream recalls 51K bottles over explosion risk
SodaStream recalls 51K bottles over explosion risk Home February 23, 2017
The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Tuesday a recall of SodaStream bottles, because they can burst under pressure. Read more:Sargento…
The most and least reliable used car brands
The most and least reliable used car brands Cars February 22, 2017
Cars are the second largest expense that most people face. So you don't want to waste your money in the…
Britax recalls nearly 700,000 strollers after injury reports
Britax recalls nearly 700,000 strollers after injury reports Shopping & Retail February 17, 2017
Britax Child Safety Inc. has issued a recall of certain models of its strollers, after the company discovered a defect…
Yahoo warns users that their email accounts may have been hacked, again
Yahoo warns users that their email accounts may have been hacked, again Mobile & Electronics February 16, 2017
For the third time in less than six months, Yahoo is warning users that their email accounts may have been…
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