Publication: The Consumerist

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Sears To Sell Sears Canada Stake To Raise More Cash

( Jim and Tiffany Kelly ) Sears Holdings Corporation, the company that runs Sears and Kmart, needs to raise some cash to get through the rest of the year. When a person needs cash, they look around the house for things to sell. Sears did that, and ... [Published The Consumerist - 2 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 20 mins ago - 1 reports

NFL Sunday Ticket To Remain A DirecTV Exclusive

Millions of football fans now have a reason to not ditch DirecTV. After months of negotiations, the satellite service has finally renewed its deal to be the exclusive carrier for NFL Sunday Ticket. DirecTV has been the sole pay-TV source for Sunday ... [Published The Consumerist - 6 hours ago]
First reported 54 mins ago - Updated 38 mins ago - 1 reports

4 Things We Learned About The Psychology Of Costco’s Free Samples

( photographybynatalia ) Anyone familiar with Costco knows about the wide variety of free food samples that shoppers can score when pushing their oversized carts around one of the wholesale clubs. But as you’ve probably guessed, these samples aren’t ... [Published The Consumerist - 54 mins ago]
First reported 43 mins ago - Updated 43 mins ago - 1 reports

Oops: Cops Distributing Spyware To Families As “Internet Safety” Tool

( Mike Saechang ) Over the last couple of decades, internet safety has become as much if not more of a concern for many parents and families as physical safety. To help, many local police departments have given out free safety software to families ... [Published The Consumerist - 43 mins ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 53 mins ago - 1 reports

Air Canada Pilots Warned To Stop Sneaking Porn Into The Cockpit, Because Seriously?

( John Kittelsrud ) Perhaps there’s something about the name that makes it a tempting locale to stash porn, but Air Canada pilots have been warned to stop sneaking porn into the cockpit, after several incidents where the airline found explicit content ... [Published The Consumerist - 1 hour ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

McDonald’s Japan Also Gets Into The Black Burger Game

(Twitter: @ elitedaily ) Because there is nothing more appealing than a slab of dark gray meat on a dark gray bun, McDonald’s Japan has followed Burger King’s lead and introduced a burger that doesn’t look like anything you’d really want to eat. ... [Published The Consumerist - 1 hour ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Firefighters Rescue Unconscious Man, Finish Mowing The Lawn For Him

FIrefighter tidying up cut grass like a boss. A nice boss. ( CBS Los Angeles ) When something needs to get done, it needs to get done. And it’s awfully nice to hear that lately, local law enforcement have been stepping up to help finish jobs that ... [Published The Consumerist - 2 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Comcast Charged For Unlisted Phone Numbers, Listed Them Anyway

Starting in July 2010, Comcast accidentally shared thousands of California customers’ unlisted phone numbers, even though those subscribers paid to keep their info hidden from the public. When you pay to have your phone number unlisted, you would ... [Published The Consumerist - 2 hours ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Police: Grocery Store Worker Walked Out With $1,200 Worth Of Meat Stuffed In His Pants

( Studio d’Xavier ) There are often questions involved in shoplifting incidents — why that particular product? Or what makes a store employee steal from his or her place of employment? And how come meat seems to be the most popular product one can ... [Published The Consumerist - 2 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Army Of Consumers Get Paid To Snap Smartphone Pics In Stores

( Ben Schumin ) Sure, companies might pay retailers for favorable placement or fancy displays for their products, but how do they know whether those ads are working or the displays are set up as requested? Every day, there’s a flood of customers walking ... [Published The Consumerist - 18 hours ago]
Entities: Smartphone, Android, iPhone
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

AT&T: Half Of New Phone Buyers Are Choosing Next Plans

( Steve ) When you see AT&T advertising the hottest new phones as being available for “$0 down,” that’s if you opt for the early upgrade/installment payments plan called AT&T Next. While stock analysts (and, we’re guessing, AT&T itself) expected the ... [Published The Consumerist - 19 hours ago]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 2 reports

Authorities Claim Alleged Thieves Used Drones To Case Victims Before Robbery

( WLNY-TV ) So far we know that drones can be used for any number of activities from delivering medicine in Germany to improving sight-seeing near the Space Needle . Now we’re learning they’ve been used for more sinister extra curricular activities, ... [Published The Consumerist - Sep 30 2014]

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...“People called those questions ‘easy points, "” she told ProPublica. “They didn’t recognize them as security questions, or they didn’t care‚ but that’s how people ‘hack’ into celebrity iClouds, by guessing their security questions.” "
“You told me to ‘lighten up’ at a ‘local community college. "” she replies . “Your usage of the phrase ‘local community college’ must mean to insinuate that that is the best I could possibly hope for: acceptance to a community college. Congratulations on your failed attempt to simultaneously insult my intelligence and good institutions of higher education and all they strive to do.” "

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4 Things We Learned About The Psychology Of Cos... [Published The Consumerist - 54 mins ago]
( photographybynatalia ) Anyone familiar with Costco knows about the wide variety of free food samples that shoppers can score when pushing their oversized carts around one of the wholesale clubs. But as you’ve probably guessed, these samples aren’t ...
Air Canada Pilots Warned To Stop Sneaking Porn ... [Published The Consumerist - 1 hour ago]
( John Kittelsrud ) Perhaps there’s something about the name that makes it a tempting locale to stash porn, but Air Canada pilots have been warned to stop sneaking porn into the cockpit, after several incidents where the airline found explicit content ...
McDonald’s Japan Also Gets Into The Black Burge... [Published The Consumerist - 1 hour ago]
(Twitter: @ elitedaily ) Because there is nothing more appealing than a slab of dark gray meat on a dark gray bun, McDonald’s Japan has followed Burger King’s lead and introduced a burger that doesn’t look like anything you’d really want to eat. ...
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