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2022

August

24
  • Beware of fake warnings in text messages. Scammers pose as a bank or pretend to be from Amazon and send a fake text about suspicious activity on your account or a delayed package only to get you upset. The knee
18

July

26
  • LinkedIn privacy settings you should change now. LinkedIn has dozens of data, privacy and advertising settings you can control.  If you do only one thing make yourself anonymous while looking at other people’s profiles By default, every time you
07
  • Apple unveils new security feature to block spyware. Apple said that it will introduce an innovative security feature “Lockdown Mode” to give potential targets of government hacking an easy way to make their iPhones safer. Once engaged, Lockdown Mode will block
04

June

22
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  • Doctor check-in software harvests your health data. There’s a burgeoning business in harvesting our patient data to target us with ultra-personalized ads. Patients who think medical information should come from a doctor — rather than a pharmaceutical marketing department —
02

May

26
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  • Consumer Action INSIDER - May 2022. This month's INSIDER features stories about our recent activities, including a webinar exploring the impact of COVID on small businesses and a project using FinTech to improve financial wellness. Hotline Chronicles relates a woman's difficulty in receiving her income tax refund after attempting to have it sent to a prepaid card. And, we announce new settlements in our Class Action Database.

April

18
  • Find out and fix what big data says about you. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau maintains a list of consumer reporting agencies that’s currently 38 pages long. In addition to the big three credit bureaus — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — the list includes 22
06
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  • Your digital footprint: It's bigger than you realize. A few years ago, Ken Crum started getting uncomfortable with how much of his life seemed to be online. The long-time computer programmer was particularly concerned by what companies appeared to know about him.
03

March

15

February

28
 

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