Investigation Mini-Boss

If you haven't heard, Special Counsel Robert Mueller revealed an indictment against Paul Manafort and his buddy, Richard Gates. Manafort is being indicted for the time before and during when he was then-candidate Trump's campaign chairman last summer. If that wasn't enough, George Papadopoulos, who use to be a foreign policy adviser to the Trump... Continue Reading →

Facebook Ads

No one really expects Facebook to do the right thing anymore. Every other day we hear about potential privacy violations, such as the mounting anecdotal claims that Facebook might be listening to you at all times in order to pick up keywords so it can better advertise to your needs, read here. But in the... Continue Reading →

Amazon GateKeeper

It feels like Amazon is in the news every other week for a purchase they made, a new kind of store they developed, or as is the case today, a new technology they created. Enter Amazon Key: I was just speaking to a friend about one of the very issues that Amazon Key hopes to... Continue Reading →

Another One

It seems that consumers just can't win anymore in America. I already wrote about the FCC trying to kill net neutrality, and how ISP duopolies are trying to kill municipal competition through local governments - both things that if kept alive would be great for protecting consumers against the reigns of big industry players. And now, Americans... Continue Reading →

ACA in Action

Day 13 - October 14th On Thursday night, the Trump administration immediately stopped supporting the cost-sharing subsidies that the Obama administration started to reimburse insurance companies for reducing the deductibles and co-pays of low-income ACA (Obamacare) participants. What this means is that by law, insurance companies are required to offer reduced deductibles and co-pays to... Continue Reading →

Real Take-Home Income

Day 10 - October 11th Let's talk income. When you are just out of college, never having seen an actual paycheck in your life, and with no idea of what you are worth, it is easy to take the first job that throws a decent number at you. After all, we are constantly hearing in... Continue Reading →

Crypto Fever

Day 7 - October 8th For just about a year, I've been very interested in the world of cryptocurrency. In that time, I've been very observant of the market side movements, the underlying technology, and the ideology that the crypto movement is based on. Before I start writing my thoughts on very specific crypto topics,... Continue Reading →

Equifax Breach

Day 5 - October 6th I'm going to keep this one nice and short. Earlier this year Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies in the US was breached and over 140,000,000 people had their entire credit history stolen (That's right - about 43% of the entire population.) I don't say this lightly,... Continue Reading →

Amazon Bans Incentivized Reviews, Mostly

So a few weeks ago, Reddit user ReviewMeta made a post discussing Amazon's review system. For those of you who don't know, Amazon has historically disallowed users from being compensated for reviewing a product, but has allowed businesses to offer products to customers in exchange for what they called "honest reviews". If you've ever read an... Continue Reading →

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