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Consumer Reports Magazine | June

Published: June 2015
June 2015

Cover story

Connected devices and your privacy These products are convenient, but they all collect a lot of personal data. Should you be worried?
In the privacy of your own home That smart TV, your connected thermostat, even your washing machine—they’re all tracking your daily habits. Why you need to know who’s watching.
Privacy tips for the Internet of Things Worried that your connected devices are collecting too much personal data? Here's what you can do.

Special Section

How safe is your shrimp? Consumer Reports’ guide to choosing the healthiest, tastiest, and most responsibly sourced shrimp
Safe shrimp prep Here's how to handle and prepare shrimp safely
Six shrimp you might find at the store And how to choose the best ones
The lowdown on shrimp labels Consumer Reports' guide to labels you can trust


The ultimate guide to outdoor entertaining How to create a backyard retreat for fun with friends and family
Ultimate frequent-flyer guide Consumer Reports reveals what the airlines won’t tell you so you can get the flight you want

Lab Tests

4 reasons to get a camera instead of using a smartphone Here's why standalone point-and-shoots still matter
Find the best bike helmet for you The bottom line on protecting your brain


10 great used cars for teens under $10,000 Reliable, safe wheels that won’t crush the college fund
BMW i3 is the most energy-efficient car yet Someday, geeks will rule the world, and this electric car will be their ride
Can your car get hacked? Your driving data is at risk. Someday, your car’s controls could be as well.
What it will cost to get your car to 200,000 miles Watch out for these 10 old-car red flags

Up Front

Upgraded Verizon cell phone plan comes with a hefty first bill One customer thought she had a great deal—but then the bill came

CR Money

Unit price labels can be confusing No basis for comparison: Unit pricing can be misleading when labels are inconsistent or unclear


Assessing the risks and rewards of connectivity Consumer Reports investigates the privacy threat from digital devices that collect and share personal data online
Selling It Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
Viewpoint: Improving the marketplace for consumers This page highlights efforts by Consumers Union and others to improve the marketplace

The June 2015 issue of Consumer Reports provides recommendations, expert buying advice, and Ratings on hundreds of consumer products. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million print and online subscribers. It conducts the most comprehensive testing programs of any U.S. publication or website, and the company's experts have decades of experience in testing and reporting.

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