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Tell Congress to close health-industry

(1 days ago) Legislation in Congress would close health-industry loopholes and make sure every patient is protected from surprise medical bills. That means when you go to an in-network hospital or medical facility, you pay in-network prices. But Wall Street-backed companies that buy and invest in …

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Stop Water Shutoffs

(7 days ago) Stop Water Shutoffs. Sign the petition: stop dangerous water shutoffs. A Consumer Reports investigation found that before the pandemic, Detroit residents could get their water shut off for falling $150 behind. But large profitable corporations like Coke and Pepsi who bottle the same Detroit tap water were allowed to keep filling their bottles

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Keep our data private

(8 days ago) Keep our data private. Sign petition. We are calling on your company to protect our sensitive information by applying, at a minimum, HIPAA privacy/data security standards to every users’ health data. You should commit to: Not selling or sharing any users' personal information; Only collecting data that the app needs to operate, and destroying

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CR Virtual Workshops

(1 days ago) Mental Health apps can take a widely varied approach in helping people handle psychological challenges—and they are just as varied in how they handle the privacy of their users. Date Recorded: April 27, 2021 Water Testing Results Panel . This webinar focused on our latest investigation, How Safe Is Our Drinking Water?.

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Internet access: The health of our nation depends on it!

(6 days ago) Internet access: The health of our nation depends on it! We urge you to immediately expand broadband internet access in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Millions of people in the United States must stay home in order to limit the spread of COVID-19, and without internet access, communities at risk who were already struggling economically

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Demand Safe Water!

(7 days ago) Americans deserve safe drinking water. Yet the EPA has failed to set a safe standard in our drinking water for PFAS — a group of chemical compounds linked to serious health risks like cancer and learning delays. We demand that an enforceable standard that protects children and vulnerable people be established immediately.

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Babies need these protections

(Just Now) Babies need these protections. Too many families have lost babies who died in sleepers that were not required to be safety tested and should not be on the market. We urge you to approve the agency’s strong final rule to ensure that all infant sleep products meet a consumer safety standard backed by some of the country’s top medical experts

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Stop eating pesticides!

(1 days ago) Stop eating pesticides! Eating more fruits and vegetables shouldn’t be a risk to our health. That’s why we support the Protect America’s Children from Toxic Pesticides Act, and are calling on Congress and the EPA to immediately ban risky pesticides from agricultural use in the United States.

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Secretary Chao: Airline safety is your job

(3 days ago) The public health guidelines you recently issued for air travel fall short in protecting my health while flying during this unprecedented crisis. I urge you to immediately set mandatory, enforceable health and safety rules, so every airline, airport and passenger can be held accountable to help stop the spread of this virus. By submitting this

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Virtual Workshop: Misinformation

(9 days ago) Virtual Workshop: Misinformation. What a year it has been! Looking back on our digital wellness in 2020, a major theme we’ve seen is the continuous rise of misinformation online. In this Virtual Workshop, discussed the evolution of misinformation, its dominance in our national dialogue, and what you can do to spot, report, and avoid it.

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Californians: Protect your personal info!

(7 days ago) Consumer Reports is sponsoring a bill in California to make sure you have clear privacy protections when it comes to the information you share with your wellness program. But unless the Chair of the Appropriations Committee moves the bill forward soon, it will die. Send a quick message now to make sure your personal health information is protected!

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One Year of COVID-19: Protecting Our Financial Health

(2 days ago) One Year of COVID-19: Protecting Our Financial Health. YouTube. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Consumer Reports immediately engaged people on issues that mattered most during the crisis—their safety, health, and finances. In this panel discussion, we highlighted the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic one year later; how our lives, livelihoods

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Get ‘forever chemicals’ out of bottled water!

(9 days ago) These chemicals have been linked to cancer, birth defects, and other serious health problems in people with prolonged exposure. The EPA has refused to set limits on these ‘forever chemicals,’ but that shouldn’t stop the bottled water industry from getting them out of the water they sell.

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Demand more information from the FDA

(6 days ago) Sign our petition to demand more information from health officials. Over the past seven weeks, 58 people in the U.S. and Canada have become ill from a dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria, likely from eating romaine lettuce. Five people in the U.S. have been hospitalized and one has died, according to officials. There has also been one death in

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Virtual Workshop: Mental Health Apps

(1 days ago) Mental Health apps can take a widely varied approach in helping people handle psychological challenges—and they are just as varied in how they handle the privacy of their users. In this introductory-level discussion about how these apps share data, we will discuss what you need to know if you are using one, and how their value can come at a

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Virtual Workshop: Exploring VPNs

(5 days ago) Virtual Workshop: Mental Health Apps What you need to know about Mental Health apps, and how their value can come at a privacy cost. Virtual Workshop: Protecting Our Financial Health COVID-19 pandemic one year later: how our lives, livelihoods, and finances have changed. View All

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Consumer Reports wants to test what's in your CBD

(8 days ago) The same circumstances that make CBD a health and legal risk make it both costly and one of the most complicated products we’ve ever tried to test. Watch this space for more details about this important initiative soon. In the meantime, read our ongoing reporting on CBD.

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Bridging the Broadband Gap

(5 days ago) 0:00. 0:00. 0:00 / 57:43 •. Live. •. In this webinar, we discussed ways to make broadband internet more affordable and accessible for everyone. We shared updates on our Let's Broadband Together community research project, which examines consumers’ internet bills and speeds to get to the truth about broadband pricing in the U.S.; heard

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Virtual Workshop: Deleting Yourself from Searches

(9 days ago) What you need to know about Mental Health apps, and how their value can come at a privacy cost. Virtual Workshop: Protecting Our Financial Health COVID-19 pandemic one year later: how our lives, livelihoods, and finances have changed. View All.

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USDA: Identify turkey brands in the Salmonella outbreak

(7 days ago) An outbreak of a deadly strain of Salmonella continues in raw turkey products, yet neither the turkey industry nor the USDA has publicly identified which turkey products are involved.. Join other consumers in asking the USDA to immediately make public which turkey producers, suppliers, and brands are involved in the outbreak.

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Virtual Workshop: Security Planner

(1 days ago) Live. •. Security Planner is a free and easy-to-use tool that offers digital security recommendations made by a committee of Consumer Reports experts. The workshop focused on how to use the tool to discover customized solutions to enhance your security online through an interactive review of various case studies and group discussions.

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Credit Checkup Series: What Consumers Should Know About

(3 days ago) What you need to know about Mental Health apps, and how their value can come at a privacy cost. Virtual Workshop: Protecting Our Financial Health COVID-19 pandemic one year later: how our lives, livelihoods, and finances have changed.

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Coronavirus Response: Protect people from financial hardship!

(8 days ago) Provide people with financial hardship temporary waivers for rent, mortgage, car, student loan and other debt payments during the crisis (without extra fees or interest), and a manageable path back to repayment. Prohibit utilities and internet providers from cutting off service or charging late fees until a period of time after the emergency ends.

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Water Testing Results Panel

(3 days ago) Consumer Reports, in partnership with the Guardian, asked volunteers from across the country to test their tap water for a range of contaminants, including PFAS, known as ‘forever chemicals.’. We heard from Jim Rogers, Director of Consumer Reports Food Safety Research & Testing, about what we discovered in these tests.

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Stop Unfair Rate-Setting

(8 days ago) Sign petition. We demand your companies immediately stop using education level and job title to set customers’ rates. It is fundamentally unfair to penalize consumers with higher premiums based on socioeconomic factors that have nothing to do with their driving record. No one should have to pay a penny more for auto insurance just because

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20200528 Digital Cleanse Workshop

(Just Now) What you need to know about Mental Health apps, and how their value can come at a privacy cost. Virtual Workshop: Protecting Our Financial Health COVID-19 pandemic one year later: how our lives, livelihoods, and finances have changed.

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Wendy’s: Help end antibiotic-overuse in livestock!

(3 days ago) McDonald’s has already committed to reducing antibiotics in its beef supply. We urge Wendy’s, as the U.S. third-largest burger chain, to do the same, and be a leader in the fast-food industry when it comes to this important global health issue.

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We Want Clean Cars!

(Just Now) We Want Clean Cars! Stand up for cleaner cars and cleaner air. The EPA should take decisive steps to help drive the market for cleaner cars and protect our health. First, reinstate the Clean Air Act waiver that empowers states to implement standards that help consumers get access to cleaner cars. And second, set strong, nationwide standards

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Virtual Workshop: Security Planner

(8 days ago) Live. •. This workshop focused on how to use the Security Planner tool to build yourself a custom, tailored set of recommendations to protect your data and privacy online. We talked through how the tool works with real-world examples and took questions and feedback. When you use Security Planner, you just have to answer a few simple questions

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Stand up for fairness and affordable medicine

(4 days ago) Very soon, Congress will be deciding whether to include the CREATES Act in the government funding bill. The CREATES Act would close loopholes that branded pharma companies are exploiting to refuse to share medicine samples and information with generic companies.

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Credit Checkup Series: The Intersection of Credit

(3 days ago) For already marginalized communities errors on a credit report could have an extremely negative impact on the financial health of a household. Consumer Reports and partner experts discuss how the major credit reporting companies — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion crediting reporting systems negatively impact communities of color. This event

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The Truth About Public Service Loan Forgiveness

(6 days ago) The Public Service Loan Forgiveness is a great idea gone bad: student borrowers who work 10 years in public service were promised that their remaining student debt would be forgiven. But because of bureaucracy and red tape, the Department of Education rejects 98 out of every 100 public service workers who apply to have their debts canceled

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Airlines: Give us refunds, not vouchers!

(8 days ago) Vouchers for future flights are insufficient since no one knows when regular travel will resume, and some consumers will not be flying at all. Please immediately refund money to all travelers who had their flights impacted by this unprecedented health and financial crisis.

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Credit Checkup Series: Credit Reporting During the COVID

(3 days ago) Credit Checkup Series: Credit Reporting During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Consumer Reports and partners from Americans for Financial Reform and the National Association of Consumer Advocates will discuss how credit reports are making an already precarious financial situation even more so, and ways you can protect your financial health during the

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Virtual Workshop: Password Management

(7 days ago) What you need to know about Mental Health apps, and how their value can come at a privacy cost. Virtual Workshop: Protecting Our Financial Health COVID-19 pandemic one year later: how our lives, livelihoods, and finances have changed. View All.

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Virtual Workshop: Travel Refunds

(6 days ago) What you need to know about Mental Health apps, and how their value can come at a privacy cost. Virtual Workshop: Protecting Our Financial Health COVID-19 pandemic one year later: how our lives, livelihoods, and finances have changed.

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Building a Movement for Algorithmic Justice

(2 days ago) Live. •. This post-screening discussion of Coded Bias focused on how we build a social movement to address the threat of artificial intelligence on our civil rights and democracy. Our experts discussed the role of civil society and social justice organizations in creating awareness and accountability around algorithmic issues.

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Let's Broadband Together: Georgia Policy

(4 days ago) 0:00 / 59:47 •. Live. •. On this webinar, we talked about broadband in Georgia, and what the Infrastructure Bill might mean for the state. W e also talked about what the next year might look like for internet expansion in Georgia, and discussed what we can do together to fix the internet locally.

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Food Label Mission Report

(3 days ago) Posted by Alan Smith · April 18, 2019 7:57 PM. Arlette from Albuquerque, NM, saw this label, and wrote in: “The box claims it's made with 100% real cheese. Of course one expects flour in a cracker, but the white cheddar cheese is the last ingredient, and the product admits to having less than 2% cheddar. So 100% real cheese is not a lie, but

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Let's Broadband Together: GA hubs onboarding

(8 days ago) What you need to know about Mental Health apps, and how their value can come at a privacy cost. Virtual Workshop: Protecting Our Financial Health COVID-19 pandemic one year later: how our lives, livelihoods, and finances have changed.

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Facebook Live: Air Travel Petition Delivery

(1 days ago) Catch the highlights from our Facebook Live event on Airline safety, and what CR is hoping to do to make flying less of a safety free-for-all depending on which airport you visit or airline you use.. We need mandatory, enforceable health and safety standards for airlines and airports to help stop the spread of COVID-19 — and Secretary Chao is the person who can make that happen.

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The Marketplace of Tomorrow: A Dialogue with President

(Just Now) 0:00. 0:00 / 44:15. Live. •. Scroll down to RSVP to this event. In this era of momentous change and upheaval, consumers continue to rely on us to shine a trusted light on the shifting landscape of the marketplace—and ensure that rapid innovation and consumer safety go hand in hand. As the digital age accelerates, there has never been a more

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People-Powered Research: Broadband

(5 days ago) People-Powered Research: Broadband. Consumer Reports, along with a coalition of partners, is examining consumers' internet bills, usage, and speeds – groundbreaking research that we will use to advocate for affordable internet for all. On this webinar, we kicked off our next big people-powered project: Let's Broadband Together to fix the

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Webinar: Water and Justice with Susana De Anda

(1 days ago) 0:00. 0:00 / 55:56 •. Live. •. The first in our virtual event series examining America’s water crisis and racial justice. Featuring well-known advocates for water quality and equity, we will discuss the urgent need for safe and affordable drinking water, particularly …

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The Digital Lab: building consumer power in the digital

(2 days ago) The digital economy is based on the collection of user data, often without understanding or consent. Everyday consumer objects are now powered by software. And a handful of large online platforms dominate markets that increasingly shape people’s lives. CR's Digital Lab was launched in 2019 to increase transparency around the digital

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