Protect Your Privacy From Facebook’s New Feature
Protect Your Privacy From Facebook’s New Feature
on July 9, 2013

A search feature Facebook has been testing the past few months is now publicly available. It may make it easier for people to find you or expose old posts and photos, depending on your privacy settings.

Is Amazon Raising Book Prices On the Sly?
Is Amazon Raising Book Prices On the Sly?
on July 8, 2013

Writers and publishers have complained that discounts on their books have evaporated in the past couple of years.

French Group: Fake Reviews Will Not Be Tolerated
French Group: Fake Reviews Will Not Be Tolerated
on July 8, 2013

A standards organization in France wants people to prove they really did stay at that hotel in May and thought it was the best thing ever. Is this a good idea, or an obnoxious one?

How to Stop AT&T From Sharing Your Private Data with Advertisers
How to Stop AT&T From Sharing Your Private Data with Advertisers
on July 8, 2013

The company says the data are anonymous, but researchers have proven many times that anonymity measures fail. Here’s how to opt out.

Will We Soon Have to Rent Computer Software?
Will We Soon Have to Rent Computer Software?
on July 5, 2013

Adobe’s Photoshop software now requires a monthly rental subscription, rather than a flat fee to purchase. Microsoft Office also has a subscription option. What’s next?

Free College Now, Pay for It Later?
Free College Now, Pay for It Later?
on July 5, 2013

Oregon lawmakers have passed an measure that would allow students to attend college at no upfront cost for tuition, with an agreement to contribute a percentage of their future income to repay the state.

Feds Order Bank to Refund Fees to Military Members
Feds Order Bank to Refund Fees to Military Members
on July 5, 2013

U.S. Bank and Dealers’ Financial Service will return $6.5 million to service members who used the MILES program to finance car purchases.

Prepaid Cards Are Replacing Paychecks at More Companies
Prepaid Cards Are Replacing Paychecks at More Companies
on July 5, 2013

Prepaid payroll cards can make money for banks, and save money for the employers who use them, but they come with heavy fees for employees, many of whom are already earning low wages.

How to Spy On Your Own Emails
How to Spy On Your Own Emails
on July 4, 2013

What would your Gmail history look like to a stranger? Here’s how to find out.

Sunburned? Don’t Get Burned Again with Worthless ‘Cures’
Sunburned? Don’t Get Burned Again with Worthless ‘Cures’
on July 3, 2013

If you get a little too much sun on the Fourth of July or later this summer, here are some things you definitely don’t want to apply, along with some cheap alternatives.

Attorneys General to Google: Stop Promoting Illegal Drug Sales
Attorneys General to Google: Stop Promoting Illegal Drug Sales
on July 3, 2013

Authorities in 3 states say Google allows ads on YouTube that promote illegal activities. Google says it’s already trying to pull such ads.

Jailed Seniors Cost Americans $16 Billion Per Year
Jailed Seniors Cost Americans $16 Billion Per Year
on July 3, 2013

By 2030, inmates over the age of 50 are expected to make up almost a third of the total projected prison population.

A Ticket for Driving Too Slow? Fines for School Bullies?
A Ticket for Driving Too Slow? Fines for School Bullies?
on July 2, 2013

Across the country, a slew of frustrating new fines and taxes is taking effect. Here are some highlights.

Buying Glasses at Traditional Shops? You Must Be Blind
Buying Glasses at Traditional Shops? You Must Be Blind
on July 2, 2013

Glasses can easily cost $250, but prices at reputable online sellers can be a fraction of that. Take a look.

Being Born In America Is More Expensive Than Anywhere Else
Being Born In America Is More Expensive Than Anywhere Else
on July 2, 2013

U.S. mothers pay far more for maternity services than women in other countries, and costs have increased 49 percent in 6 years.

3 Free Ways to Block Numbers on Android Smartphones
3 Free Ways to Block Numbers on Android Smartphones
on July 1, 2013

Tired of being harassed by unwanted calls and texts? You can block people for free with any of these options.

Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier
Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier
on July 1, 2013

Research has shown that some of the simplest things in life really are the best at making us happy. And some of them cost nothing.

Furniture Buyers Beware: Bonded Leather Isn’t Actually Leather
Furniture Buyers Beware: Bonded Leather Isn’t Actually Leather
on July 1, 2013

Bonded leather furniture may look and even smell like real leather at a fraction of the price — but it may have very little real leather in it.

Study: Minds Focused on Money Are Less Ethical
Study: Minds Focused on Money Are Less Ethical
on June 28, 2013

Is money really the root of all evil? New research suggests just talking or thinking about money pushes us toward unethical decisions.

You May Be Eating Counterfeit Food
You May Be Eating Counterfeit Food
on June 28, 2013

As much as 10 percent of everything from vodka to chocolate may be tainted with fake, substitute or filler ingredients to boost profits.

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