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Consumer Reports Magazine

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

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
How safe is your shrimp?
Consumer Reports’ guide to choosing the healthiest, tastiest, and most responsibly sourced shrimp


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

Lab Tests

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


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
BMW i3 is the most energy-efficient car yet
Someday, geeks will rule the world, and this electric car will be their ride
10 great used cars for teens under $10,000
Reliable, safe wheels that won’t crush the college fund
Get your car to 200,000 miles
How to squeeze the most durability and reliability out of your vehicle

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
Viewpoint: Improving the marketplace for consumers
This page highlights efforts by Consumers Union and others to improve the marketplace
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

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