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CA News Logo Consumer Action INSIDER - January 2021 The January 2021 issue of Consumer Action INSIDER highlights our new guide to the Earned Income Tax Credit, titled Get Credit for Your Hard Work; outlines our work with funding partners (including Wells Fargo) to teach people how to best handle coronavirus-related challenges, including children's and teens' mental health and privacy in the age of remote learning; addresses the issue of free versus paid COVID-19 testing (and how you can find out if your insurance should cover tests); details our recent coalition efforts; shares the latest happenings at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and announces new settlements posted in our Class Action Database. (Monday, January 04, 2021)

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Five Recent Publications

Personalized privacy: Customizing your Facebook settings (Korean)

Personalized privacy: Customizing your Facebook settings (Korean). On the world’s largest social network, a prudent approach to privacy is critical. This publication provides detailed instructions for using the various Facebook privacy management tools—both basic and advanced.

Take control: Customizing your social media privacy settings (Spanish)

Take control: Customizing your social media privacy settings (Spanish).

This publication explains how to achieve your desired level of privacy on the most popular social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube) and provides useful general privacy tips, tools and resources.

Personalized privacy: Customizing your Facebook settings (Spanish)

Personalized privacy: Customizing your Facebook settings (Spanish). On the world’s largest social network, a prudent approach to privacy is critical. This publication provides detailed instructions for using the various Facebook privacy management tools—both basic and advanced.

Take control: Customizing your social media privacy settings (Vietnamese)

Take control: Customizing your social media privacy settings (Vietnamese).

This publication explains how to achieve your desired level of privacy on the most popular social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr, Twitter and YouTube) and provides useful general privacy tips, tools and resources.

Personalized privacy: Customizing your Facebook settings (Vietnamese)

Personalized privacy: Customizing your Facebook settings (Vietnamese). On the world’s largest social network, a prudent approach to privacy is critical. This publication provides detailed instructions for using the various Facebook privacy management tools—both basic and advanced.

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BookNotes

The Filter Bubble Cover ArtThe Filter Bubble 

Eli Pariser sees personalization as the most significant shift to take place on the Web in recent years. In this investigation of the new "hidden" Web, Pariser uncovers how this growing trend threatens to control how we as a society consume and share information.

The Privacy Advocates Cover ArtThe Privacy Advocates 

Today, personal information is captured, processed, and disseminated in a bewildering variety of ways, and through increasingly sophisticated, miniaturized, and distributed technologies: identity cards, biometrics, video surveillance, the use of cookies and spyware by Web sites, data mining and profiling, and many others.

Privacy Wars Cover ArtPrivacy Wars 

Exploring the conflict between civil liberties and national security, this book sounds the alarm about the current state of surveillance in the United States. Addressing the ease with which the federal government can monitor the telephone calls, e-mail, credit card purchases, money transfers, and…

Understanding Privacy Cover ArtUnderstanding Privacy 

Privacy is one of the most important concepts of our time, yet it is also one of the most elusive. As rapidly changing technology makes information increasingly available, scholars, activists, and policymakers have struggled to define privacy, with many conceding that the task is…

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