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“We were blown away by how complicated some of the opt-out processes were, especially since consumers have to submit opt-out requests to every company that collects data about them to fully protect their privacy,” says CR's @mxmahoney5…
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Sure—yogurt is filled with nutrients, but not all yogurt is the same. The scoop? In general, the healthier yogurts in our tests also had the best flavor and texture.…
Is the answer to spotty internet connection a WiFi range extender or a mesh router? The latter is more expensive than the former, but the former is limited in its effectiveness. Here are our latest test results:…
Excited to see this important new citizen science study on compliance with California's Consumer Privacy Act and honored to have been an early conversation partner in its inception. Great work, @ConsumerReports, @sassafrastech, and everyone involved!…
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#ICYMI @ConsumerReports : Food delivery app companies are employing design practices that obfuscate fees — to the detriment of restaurants and delivery people alike. “Charging a 30% fee, especially during an unprecedented crisis, is unconscionable.”
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A6. California residents, join CR in telling @AGBecerra to enforce the #CCPA privacy law. Take action to stop the sale of your private online information. #CRTwitterChat…
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That’s a wrap for this week’s #CRTwitterChat! Thanks @mxmahoney5 & @kavehwaddell for joining! See you next week!!
@ConsumerReports A6. Processes will likely improve over time, but it’s a pretty tall order to ask consumers to opt out at hundreds of companies. I’d recommend asking your reps in Congress and the state level for a bill where the default is that companies can’t sell your data. #CRTwitterChat
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LAST QUESTION: Q6. What advice do you have for consumers who are struggling to exercise their privacy rights? #CRTwitterChat
@ConsumerReports A5. These new rights are an important step toward giving consumers more control over their own data. For the first time, the CCPA gives people the power to tell companies what to do with information about them. That’s big! #CRTwitterChat
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Q5. Why is it so important for consumers to be able to opt-out of the sale of their information? Will the #CCPA expand to other states? #CRTwitterChat
@ConsumerReports A4. I was taken aback that some companies ask you to download an app to opt out! When I did it myself, I had to take other apps off my phone because there wasn’t enough space. Definitely a huge hassle. #CRTwitterChat
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Q4. The CCPA is supposed to make it easy for California residents to opt-out of having their data shared or sold by companies. What was the most onerous opt-out process uncovered during the study? #CRTwitterChat
Q3. What were the most surprising findings from our CCPA study? #CRTwitterChat
@ConsumerReports A2. We are so grateful for our volunteer testers! There are so many data brokers that we couldn’t test all of them ourselves. Our volunteers sent us a ton of useful data to see if companies were making it easy for them to opt out - and sometimes they weren’t. #CRTwitterChat
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Q2. We asked over 500 Californians to participate in our #CCPA study, which required them to opt-out of data brokers selling their information. How did it go? #CRTwitterChat
@ConsumerReports A1. CCPA is a first-in-the-nation law that gives California consumers the right to access, delete, and stop the sale of their information - setting the stage for similar legislation in other states & on the federal level. #CRTwitterChat
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Q1. Please remind us what the California Consumer Privacy Act is and who does it affect? #CRTwitterChat #CCPA
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Over 500 volunteers helped us test out the new California Consumer Privacy Act, what were our findings? Join @mxmahoney5 and @kavehwaddell for #CRTwitterChat today at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET. We'll be chatting #CCPA and key privacy takeaways.
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“From a public health standpoint, Solvay has an obligation to be as transparent as possible. Any attempts to deflect the issue should put consumers on alert.” — Brian Ronholm (@DCGiant), CR’s director of food policy.…
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Live in California? ❤️privacy? Learn more about your privacy rights under California's #CCPA law and our new findings! Join CR privacy experts tomorrow, 11 a.m. PT | 2 pm ET! Use #CRTwitterChat to participate.
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Consumer Reports always received numerous "Honorable Mentions," including Editorial Excellence, Video, and Overall Art Direction. You can find the full list of winners and honorable mentions here:…
•Podcast: The Great Moldy Washer Mystery In this podcast, reporter Kimberly Janeway detailed her decade-plus exploration of the mold mystery and Nancy Williams describes her front-loading washer frustrations.…
•News Coverage: CR's Guide to the Coronavirus As consumers started asking questions about the #COVID19 pandemic, CR developed an expansive information hub to separate fact from fiction.…
•Investigative Journalism: How Coke and Pepsi Make Millions From Bottling Tap Water CR's @ryanfelton and @dubly investigated how beverage giants were allowed to keep bottling in Detroit, despite uncollected water bills. #WaterInCrisis…
CR won for best non-profit in the following categories: •Editorial Use of Data: Mold in Your Washing Machine: The Mystery & the Menace In an article by Kimberly Janeway, CR investigated why some front-loaders become a breeding ground for mold.…
We are thrilled to announce that Consumer Reports has won four 2020 #FolioAwards! For more than 25 years, the @foliomag Eddie & Ozzie Awards have recognized excellence in engaging content and gorgeous design across all sectors of the publishing industry.
The CCPA is 9 months old today. CR recruited more than 500 volunteers to test it out this summer, and they turned up a ton of ways that companies made it really hard—or impossible—to exercise the law’s new privacy rights.…
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WiFi extenders can, in fact, expand the range of your wireless network. But their effectiveness is limited by a host of factors, including the internet speed, the distance from your router, the areas in your home in need of WiFi coverage, and the WiFi demands of your family.
The problem is that a good mesh router setup can cost $200 to $500. With that in mind, we set out to see just how effective a low-cost WiFi extender can be in improving WiFi coverage. We tested six popular models ranging in price from $30 to $140. What did we learn?
WiFi range extenders can be useful in certain scenarios, but you shouldn't think of them as a slam-dunk fix for your WiFi woes. In many cases, what you really need is a mesh router system that uses multiple units, working in concert, to blanket your home in strong WiFi signals.
Should you buy a WiFi range extender? We tested six popular models and learned they can cure WiFi woes—but only in certain situations. 🧵
Over 500 volunteers helped us test out the new California Consumer Privacy Act, what were our findings? Join @mxmahoney5 and @kavehwaddell for #CRTwitterChat tomorrow at 11AM PT/ 2PM ET. We'll be chatting #CCPA and key privacy takeaways.
Today, we're releasing a new report from my colleague @mxmahoney5 on how difficult it is to exercise opt-out rights under the CCPA. Conclusion: it is pretty difficult!…
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The new California Consumer Privacy Act (#CCPA) law is supposed to allow Californians to easily stop the sale of their personal information to online companies.…
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Extraordinarily proud of team @ConsumerReports receiving 4 Folio Awards, including for CR’s Guide to the Pandemic, Investigative Project on Tap Water in Detroit, & Podcast/Editorial data on the Mystery Menace. Stellar work!…
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California's new data privacy rights are hard to exercise, @ConsumerReports finds. “We were blown away by how complicated some of the opt-out processes were.”… #ccpa #privacyisaright
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