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Is your TV sharing your personal data? What about your child's connected toy? As consumers, we're more vulnerable to digital security breaches than ever before. Here at CR, consumer privacy is important to us.

Join us for a live conversation on Digital Privacy with CR resident experts and CR journalists.

We'll cover:


- Smart TV's and connected toys - should you be worried?
- Digital privacy best practices
- Easy ways to protect yourself now

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As if we didn't already have enough streaming options, RedBox is now trying its hand at the business. But how does it compare to current favorites? Find out what we know so far.

With Redbox On Demand, the company is re-entering the streaming business. Consumer Reports explains what you get, plus Redbox's plans for 4K Blu-ray rentals.

#Recall Alert: Ram truck owners beware -- your vehicle may be under recall for a gear shift issue. Find out how to get it repaired and the potential risk to your safety.

The Ram recall covers 180,462 trucks, including the 1500, 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 trucks equipped with column shifters.

When it comes to finding a standout toaster, consistency is key. These top models come equipped with innovative designs and perfect toasting – whether you prefer yours burnt to a crisp or golden brown.

The toasters in Consumer Reports' tests range in price from less than $40 to $400. Here are some of the best toasters from CR's tests at every price point.

Q. Is this year's flu really that much worse than previous years? Our experts separate important flu facts from scary fiction.

News reports are making this flu season seem especially scary. Consumer Reports separates fact from hype and tells you what you need to know about flu season this year.

Heart palpitations can be frightening, but they're not always life-threatening. Take a calm, cleansing breath, read our expert advice, and have a chat with your doctor.

Heart palpitations can mean a fast or slow heart rate; skipped, forceful, pounding, or irregular heartbeats; or extra beats. Consumer Reports has the details.

How can a substance as simple as fiber have such a powerful effect on your health? Learn the many ways it can work its magic to keep you looking and feeling younger.

One of the many benefits of fiber is that it may keep you young. Consumer Reports take a look at the research and has tips for getting more fiber in your diet.

You don't have to spend a fortune on your new phone to get the latest high-end features. Consider one of these low-priced options:

Low-priced smartphones from LG, Sony, Huawei-and even Apple and Samsung-offer high-end features for much less than premium devices.

Concerned about websites spying on you? An ad blocker may be just what you need. Here's why:

The Chrome browser can now block annoying ads on some sites. But there are better ad blockers and anti-trackers for protecting your privacy and security.

Fear—and even a lack of formal training—shouldn't stop you from intervening in an emergency. This method of CPR is easy to learn and could save a life:

Consumer Reports explains how to do hands-only CPR, an easy technique that could help you save a life.

Junk food lovers: Learn how easy it is to cut back on processed foods and potentially lower your cancer risk.

A new study of over 100,000 participants showed a strong link between consuming ultra-processed foods and cancer. Consumer Reports has the details.

Robotic vacuums may be good at turning heads, but if you want a vacuum that can deep clean, stick with one of these top performers from our tests.

Consumer Reports rounds up the best vacuums of 2018 on the market right now, based on its tough vacuum-cleaner tests. These vacuums suck, which is why we like them.

With Tamiflu and vaccines reported to be in short supply, will alternative treatments and preventatives help during this nasty flu season? Find out if surgical masks, steroids, or supplements are actually effective:

Some consumers are turning to alternative flu treatments. Do you need Tamiflu? Do antibiotics, steroids, and supplements work? Consumer Reports shares what you need to know.

These two speakers may be pricey, but they sure do set the benchmark for sound quality. See how they performed when our experts put them to the test:

The $350 Edifier S1000DB wireless home speakers set a new benchmark for sound quality, say Consumer Reports testers. Here's how the speakers compare with the $499 Sonos Play:5.

Got a lot of laundry? These large-capacity models can handle lots of it at one time. Find out which model is right for you:

The 15 best large-capacity washing machines from Consumer Reports' tests. These washers handle loads and loads of laundry.

With Valentine's Day behind us, now may be the perfect time to try your hand at online dating. But before setting out to find love online, use these tips to avoid being conned.

Many people develop relationships online only to find out they're connecting with a scammer. Consumer Reports explains how to reduce the chances that a romance scam happen to you.

#Recall alert: Certain Ford Rangers and Mazda B-series pickup trucks are under a stop-driving recall due to potentially deadly Takata airbags. Find out if yours is one of the affected and why you need to stop driving it if it is:

Ford and Mazda are urging more owners of small pickup trucks from the 2006 model year to stop driving and immediately get their Takata airbag inflators replaced.