Consumer Reports magazine | June

Consumer Reports magazine | June

Published: June 2012
June 2012

Cover story

Facebook & your privacy Who sees the data you share on the biggest social network?
Protect your privacy online Facebook, phishing, ID theft, and more threaten your peace of mind
Security software review Free programs are all that most users need


Cut your telecom bill Also, 69,000 readers reveal the best TV, Internet, and phone providers
Is poor indoor air quality making you sick? Protect yourself against six hidden hazards in your home


Distracted driving puts young drivers at risk Our survey finds them engaging in bad habits
Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5 review New fuel-efficient small SUVs have different personalities
Kia Soul and Subaru Impreza review Two versatile small hatchbacks have big differences in styling and performance
Review of the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz ML350, plus Volvo XC90 These pricey SUVs are improved but still fall short of the class leaders

Up Front

Best fast-food egg sandwiches We tested these breakfast mainstays for taste and nutrition
Best pickles Find out which dill pickles are the top picks
Best trash bags Find out which of the 10 bags we tested can hold a heavy load
Flex Seal Review - Does It Work? We put this spray sealant to the test
Match light charcoal review Are these briquettes 'easy lighting' and 'ready to cook in about 10 minutes'?

CR Health

Many common medical tests and treatments are unnecessary Learn when to say ‘Whoa!’ to your doctor

CR Money

Don’t get dinged by overdraft fees Opting in to an overdraft-protection program can cost you big bucks


Ask our experts
From our president: Wanna buy a doctor?
Selling It A monthly selection of goofs, glitches, and gotchas
Viewpoint A monthly perspective on the latest challenges facing consumers

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