66 Ways to Protect Your Privacy
Intrusions from marketers and threats from criminals face every online user. Consumer Reports has gathered dozens of tips to protect yourself and your privacy.
Amazon's "Buy Box" Not Always the Lowest Price
According to a ProPublica investigation of Amazon's pricing and listing practices, Amazon often lists its own price for an item at a deceptively lower price than the third party sellers it also features on its website. In this example that is supposed to rank the total price for Loctite Super Glue from low to high including shipping, Amazon appears to be the cheapest. But despite the column heading that total prices shown include shipping, Amazon's own price for item does not. The same product from other sellers lower on the list are in fact less expensive. Here is ProPublica's study.
5 Best Times to Buy a New Car
We all know that Black Friday is the best time to buy electronics. But when is the best time to buy a new car? Washington's birthday comes to mind, but there are other times when you can save money too.
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Mouse Print* -- Non-HP Ink Cartridges Suddenly Stop Working in Some HP Printers
We always say the worst mouse print is the disclosure that is not made and there is no more perfect example than this. HP printer users who downloaded a firmware update months ago were not told that six months later their printers would stop accepting non-hp ink cartridges.
That story is in Mouse Print* this week.
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