• WHERE ARE ALL THE PROMISED LOWER PRICES AT WHOLE FOODS?
    • Three months after Amazon bought Whole Foods, promising lower prices, it?s time for a reality check. Frequent shoppers may have noticed that relatively few products are cheaper than they were before the takeover in August. And two new surveys confirm that.

HOW SECURE ARE SMART SPEAKERS LIKE AMAZON ECHO AND GOOGLE HOME?
America has fallen in love with smart speakers, but this cool technology has created new privacy and security vulnerabilities that could potentially expose personal details such as the family’s contact list or bank account information.
 
DON'T DROP THAT IPHONE X - REPAIR PRICES ARE SHOCKING
The glass exterior looks beautiful, but it's a beast to repair. Fixing a damaged iPhone X could cost you $549 - more than half the price of the phone. Why so much and how durable is this phone?
 
THE EMOTIONAL TOLL OF IDENTITY THEFT
We think of ID Theft as simply a financial crime, but it can have enormous emotional ramifications. Some victims get angry, frustrated and depressed. A few even contemplate suicide, according to a recent study.
 
CONSUMER GROUPS WANT FEDS TO INVESTIGATE SMARTWATCHES FOR KIDS
A coalition of consumer groups is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate some relatively new technology – smart watches for children. These watches let parents stay in touch with their kids and always know where they are. A recent analysis of these devices by the Norwegian Consumer Council raised some serious privacy and security concerns.
 
THE EMOTIONAL TOLL OF IDENTITY THEFT (audio)
Think about the consequences of identity theft and you probably think about all the financial ramifications of this crime. These include replacing credit cards, closing banks accounts and changing passwords or PINs. But a new study by the Identity Theft Resource Center finds that people who have their identity stolen often have lots of other problems to deal with.
 
A CREDIT FREEZE IS NO CURE-ALL FOR THE EQUIFAX DATA BREACH
The Equifax breach was a devastating loss in the fight against identity theft and it will require a seismic shift in the way 143 million Americans protect themselves moving forward. Unlike credit cards, Social Security numbers don’t expire and give ID thieves access your financial, medical and government accounts.
 
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER 'FREEZING' YOUR CREDIT FILES
In the aftermath of the Equifax data breach, a lot of fraud experts have been suggesting that we all put a freeze on our credit files. What is a credit freeze and why should you do it?
 
REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS WANT TO ROLL BACK REGULATIONS ON CREDIT BUREAUS
On the same day Equifax announced its massive data breach last week, Congress held a hearing on a bill that would roll back regulations on the nation’s credit bureaus. Is this something we really want to do right now?
 
IMPORTS BEAT DOMESTIC CARS IN NEW CUSTOMER SATISFACTION SURVEY
New car buyers are less satisfied with their vehicles this year than last. Based on this new American Customer Satisfaction Index survey, the satisfaction gap between domestic and foreign-made vehicles has widened.
 
GWYNETH PALTROW'S GOOP WEBSITE ACCUSED OF 'DECEPTIVE' HEALTH CLAIMS
The watchdog group Truth in Advertising wants Goop, the lifestyle website started by actress Gwyneth Paltrow, to stop making what it calls “unsubstantiated” and “deceptive” advertising claims for some of the health and wellness products it sells.

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