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dry dog food
Recall alert: Kroger, Lidl dry dog food among 9 brands recalled Recalls December 10, 2018
Dry dog food that may contain toxic levels of vitamin D has been recalled Kroger and Lidl, among other retailers,…
equate infant ibuprofen
Recall alert: Infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar Recalls December 6, 2018
Tris Pharma, Inc., has recalled three lots of infant ibuprofen because of a formulation error creating a potency that could…
kroger ground beef recall
Recall alert: 12 million pounds of meat, including Kroger & Laura’s Lean Beef products Recalls December 5, 2018
Meat producer JBS Tolleson has expanded its ongoing beef recall to include more than 12 million pounds of beef products…
Are Sleep Number mattresses recording you while you snooze?
Is your Sleep Number mattress recording what goes on in your bedroom? Privacy & Security December 3, 2018
Technology can be be a double-edged sword, making our lives easier but sometimes at the expense of our privacy. We've…
How to tell if that Amazon.com email is legit
How to tell if that email you get from Amazon is legit or a phishing scam Protect Your Identity November 30, 2018
As the world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com sends untold numbers of emails to consumers on a daily basis. Many of…
Marriott: ata breach exposed info of 500 million Starwood guests
After data breach, Marriott says it’ll pay for new passports — under one condition Protect Your Rights & Identity November 30, 2018
—Another data breach, this time at Marriott's Starwood brand, has reignited privacy concerns after the company recently announced that 500 million…
usps.com website
60 million people may have had their data exposed by the U.S. Postal Service Protect Your Rights & Identity November 26, 2018
The United States Postal Service confirms a long-lived security flaw on its website potentially exposed the data of 60 million…
Caesar salad with romaine lettuce
New CDC warning: NO romaine lettuce is safe to eat Food & Restaurants November 21, 2018
A new warning issued Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that no one should be…
Recall alert: 100K pounds of ground beef for possible E. coli
Recall alert: 100K pounds of ground beef for possible E. coli Recalls November 20, 2018
A Utah-based beef company is recalling 99,260 pounds of raw non-intact ground beef product after a sample tested positive for…
mailbox theft
4 free services to thwart the identity thieves lurking in your mailbox Protect Your Identity November 19, 2018
FedEx, UPS, DHL and the United States Postal Service (USPS) are contending with criminals setting up fraudulent online accounts under…
Having trouble with Experian & Equifax credit freezes? Here are some answers
Having trouble with Experian & Equifax credit freezes? Here’s some help Protect Your Rights & Identity November 19, 2018
It's only been a short while since credit freezes were made free by the three major credit-reporting bureaus. The government-mandated…
Mylife.com compiles your info into a 'reputation score' — here's how to remove it
MyLife.com compiles your personal info into a ‘reputation score’ — here’s how to remove it Protecting Your Privacy November 16, 2018
A cottage industry of websites and other companies are mining your personal data to make a buck. One such site…
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USPS Informed Delivery: Sign up for this free service in your name before a criminal does! Protect Your Identity November 15, 2018
Identity thieves are exploiting a loophole in a free postal service designed to give you an early look-see into what's…
Scam alert: The ‘Secret Sister’ gift exchange has popped up on Facebook again
Scam alert: The ‘Secret Sister’ gift exchange has popped up on Facebook again Scams & Rip-Offs November 13, 2018
When the end of the year rolls around, you can always count on three things: holiday music in the stores,…
driver's license from department of motor vehicles DMV
Banks are now working with DMVs to get your personal data Protect Your Identity November 13, 2018
The nation's big banks want to be in cahoots with your state's Department of Motor Vehicles. So are they looking…
healthcare.gov screenshot
HealthCare.gov data breach reveals info on 75,000 people Protect Your Rights & Identity November 12, 2018
HealthCare.gov has revealed that it suffered a minor breach last month that exposed the data of around 75,000 people who…
Your Vizio TV might soon tell you if it's been spying on you
Your Vizio TV might soon tell you if it’s been spying on you Mobile & Electronics November 12, 2018
The old saying "if these walls could talk" has seldom been as appropriate as it is now concerning one of…
Thieves are stealing frequent flyer miles — but here's how to protect yourself
How to keep your frequent flyer miles safe from thieves Protect Your Rights & Identity November 6, 2018
Criminals seem to know no bounds in trying to swindle unsuspecting victims. One scheme that seems to be increasing in…
Recall alert: Popular Duncan Hines cake mixes for possible Salmonella risk
Recall alert: Popular Duncan Hines cake mixes for possible Salmonella risk Recalls November 6, 2018
Four kinds of popular Duncan Hines cake mixes have been recalled by parent company Conagra Brands after a retail sample…
Tired of getting political texts on your phone? Here’s how to put a stop to them (maybe)
Tired of getting political texts on your phone? Here’s how to put a stop to them (maybe) Protecting Your Privacy November 5, 2018
Have you fatigued yet on all the noise around the midterm elections? Are you still getting a lot of text…
Aldi frozen sandwich recall
Recall alert: Sandwich sold at Aldi may have salmonella, listeria Recalls October 31, 2018
Aldi is recalling its Fit & Active Southwest Veggie Stuffed Sandwiches because of possible health risk stemming from the presence…
Airline settlement means passengers could be owed some money
Fly a major airline in recent years? You could be getting paid Travel October 31, 2018
If you've flown on a major airline in the last seven years, you may have some money coming to you.…
DuckDuckGo: The search engine that values your privacy
Want to guard your privacy online? Search the web with DuckDuckGo Protect Your Identity October 19, 2018
You'd be forgiven if you think the internet search engine game starts and ends with Google. While the Mountain View,…
Do you have any 'ghost accounts' online? If so, take this decisive step
Have ‘ghost accounts’ online? If so, take this decisive step now Protect Your Rights & Identity October 17, 2018
According to a fairly recent survey, the average internet user has somewhere around 30 discrete online accounts. Of course, some…
Playstation 4 message 'bricks' device, but here's how to fix it
Playstation 4 message ‘bricks’ device, but here’s how to fix it Protect Your Rights & Identity October 15, 2018
Some Playstation 4 users are complaining about a message they received on the device that subsequently "bricks" their consoles. It is…
Experian data breach: What we know + how to stay protected
Experian PIN recovery flaw: What we know now Protect Your Rights & Identity October 15, 2018
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story called this a "data breach," when it is actually more of a…
Data breach: Facebook says 50 million users hacked
UPDATE: 30 million Facebook users hacked Mobile & Electronics October 12, 2018
Facebook updated the public Friday on a massive hack that exposed the personal information of millions of its users. The…
Hackers accessing Apple IDs to steal money from iPhone users
Hackers in China accessing Apple IDs to steal money from iPhone users Protect Your Rights & Identity October 12, 2018
In an increasingly sophisticated scheme, hackers are stealing Apple IDs and siphoning big money from iPhone users. The scam works…
Hotel phone scam targets guest with calls from fake 'manager'
Scam alert: Hotel guests getting calls from fake ‘managers’ Scams & Rip-Offs October 12, 2018
New reports of an old hotel phone scam targeting guests and their wallets are popping up with greater frequency these days.…
Ask Clark: How safe is Mint.com?
Ask Clark: How safe is Mint.com? Privacy & Security October 8, 2018
Millions of Americans use free personal finance apps like Mint.com to track their spending, but many people still have reservations…
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