Consumer Protection, Divorce, Marriage, Privacy

Online cheaters—and the rest of us—are not safe

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Ashley Madison, a dating and social media website that caters to married people looking to engage in adulterous relationships, provides users with a place to chat, exchange photos, discuss fantasies, etc. But there’s a problem. Earlier this week, Ashley Madison was hacked by the so-called “Impact Team,” a group of hackers attempting to extort the company, but not for money. They want Ashley Madison to shut down, and they are threatening to expose its users’ private information, including addresses and credit card information—unless, that is, the site disappears from the Internet.

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Consumer Protection, Family, Injury, Safety, Tips & How-To

Detergent pods: Convenient, but dangerous

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With bright colors and appealing packaging, detergent pods cause many children to mistake them for toys or candy.

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Business, Consumer Protection, Crime & Lawsuits, Entertainment, Family, Funny, Safety

Swearing “Minions,” and other toy rollout disasters

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The F-bomb dropping “Minion” toys living in McDonald’s Happy Meals aren’t the first foul-mouthed toys to pollute impressionable young minds.

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Consumer Protection, Tips & How-To

How to find a good legal form online

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Avoid big legal headaches and even bigger bills by following these 5 simple rules.

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Consumer Protection, Rights

Court confirms right to anonymity for online commenters

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A Washington State Court of Appeals ruling confirms that commenters can remain unnamed under protections granted by the First Amendment.

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Consumer Protection, Real Estate, Rights, Tips & How-To

Eviction and tenant rights: What to do when you get an eviction notice

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Everything you need to know about coping with a tenant’s worst nightmare.

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Consumer Protection, Healthcare, Money, Safety, Tips & How-To

The rise of medical tourism and why it’s bad news for patients

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There are noticeably higher complication rates, even death, in those who’ve chosen to go under the knife across US borders. The wrong decision could save you money, but end up costing you your life.

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Avvo, Business, Consumer Protection, Crime & Lawsuits, Divorce, Family, Lisa Bloom, Marriage, Money, Real Estate, Rights, Tips & How-To, Traffic Laws, Wills & Estate Planning

How to take control of everyday legal needs with Avvo legal analyst Lisa Bloom

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Avvo legal analyst Lisa Bloom shares her tips on taking control of the legal issues in your life, and getting the advice and help you need.

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Avvo, Consumer Protection, Tips & How-To

Ask Avvo: What questions should I ask before hiring a lawyer?

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Avvo attorneys answer your legal questions. This week: 5 important questions to ask before hiring a lawyer.

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Consumer Protection, Money, Technology, Tips & How-To

8 ways to save on your cellphone bill

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4 ways to cut your cellphone bill in 2015, plus 4 common billing traps to avoid.

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