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Study of internet service providers’ bills shows confusing amounts, high prices, and a lack of competitive prices

Comcast is one of the companies that I dislike the most. I’m using polite language here because it’s best thing for bloggers to do. I’ve had poor customer service many, many times, and one customer service manager used abusive language, calling me derogatory names. Another thing that irks me about Comcast is mandatory fees. Read more →


Google to pay more than $391 million over ‘crafty and deceptive’ location tracking practices

It’s great progress that 40 state attorneys general have reached a $391.5 million settlement with Google over its location tracking practices. The Big Four – Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook – have tremendous power over our personal information and more needs to be done to rein them in. Read more →


Kim Kardashian to pay $1.26 million to settle SEC charges she illegally hyped cryptocurrency on social media

Always be careful when you buy something based on the advice of a celebrity or influencer, especially investments. On social media, Kim Kardashian illegally touted cryptocurrency sold by EthereumMax without disclosing the payment she received for promoting it, the SEC said Monday. Read more →


Bloggers offer stories and tips from their everyday lives

One thing I’ve noticed about being an older adult is that you lose friends and relatives, and the older you get, the more often people your age pass away. Last week, my former husband died. At the left is our wedding photo. Divorced in 1986, we were married for 23 years and had two daughters. Read more →


Twitter to pay $150 million because it didn’t tell consumers it used their information for targeted ads

Twitter will pay $150 million to settle a lawsuit – filed by the U.S. Department of Justice on the Federal Trade Commission’s behalf – that said Twitter collected users’ information for one purpose, to secure accounts, and used it for another, targeted advertising, the agencies announced Monday. Read more →


Target to pay $5.4 million for overcharging customers in California

Target Corp. has agreed to pay about $5.4 to settle a lawsuit that alleged Target overcharged customers. The lawsuit was filed by the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office along with district attorneys of Alameda, Marin, Contra Costa, Santa Cruz, Ventura, and San Diego counties. Read more →


Did you know that loyalty programs can collect and use your personal information?

California is investigating some businesses operating loyalty programs and notices have been sent out alleging they aren’t complying with consumer laws. Businesses that offer discounts or free items in exchange for personal information in California are required to provide a notice of financial incentive. Read more →


Watch out for fake covid tests online

Scammers and fraudsters are always lurking around, and they’re especially adept at taking the latest happenings and pouncing. It’s not a surprise then that fake and unauthorized at-home testing kits are popping up online as scammers take advantage of the increase in demand. Read more →


How the chip shortage could affect your holiday shopping

Many of things you may buy for the holidays, such as toys, laptops, and phones, have chips in them. Since there’s a global chip shortage, prices are going up, and items with chips will probably be harder to find. Scammers are taking advantage of these shortages and are trying to sell items in short supply. Read more →