Tech companies make money off your data. Shouldn’t you be paid, too?

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Whenever you sign up for a new social media service or website, or download an app onto your phone or computer, you’ll typically see some long disclaimer written in legalese. You scroll through it quickly and click “I agree.”

This fine print is known as a privacy policy. It lays out (sometimes in the most convoluted way possible) how the site or app can use or share your data. The problem is, no one actually reads it. You just click “Yes” and hope for the best, since that’s the price you pay for a free website, app or social media network. It seems like a pretty sweet deal.

But that’s not the deal we’re getting.

Our phones and computers can track our every movement and action. Facebook and Google log every “like” or click on their sites. There are numerous ways our data are collected, used, shared and sold by

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Fox News and 25 More Companies That Faced Public Backlash

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No matter how great the product or how strong the marketing, no company is immune to public backlash. For decades, consumers have used their wallets to make a statement, from the political to the personal.

And in the social media age, negative news spreads faster than ever. Here are 26 examples of companies that faced outrage for actions that range from launching thoughtless advertising campaigns to producing dangerous chemicals. Find out what these companies did that inspired public outcry.

Last updated: June 15, 2020. Pictured: Tucker Carlson speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 21, 2018.

Host Tucker Carlson, in the June 8 edition of his Fox News program “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” said about the growing anti-racism protests across the country, “This may be a lot of things, this moment we’re living through, but it is definitely not about black lives, and remember that when … Read More

Popular dance shoe companies vow to make ballet shoes for dancers of color

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A long overdue issue in the dance world has finally been addressed on a large scale as the result of a petition that received more than 300,000 signatures online.

Shoe maker Capezio responded on Wednesday to an online petition asking the manufacturer to make brown pointe shoes and inclusive clothing. The 133-year-old company announced it will start selling darker shades of its popular pointe shoes in the fall.

Ingrid Silva, like many dancers of color, has had to
Ingrid Silva, like many dancers of color, has had to

“As a family-owned company, our core values are tolerance, inclusion, and love for all, and we are committed to a dance world free of bias or prejudice,” Capezio CEO Michael Terlizzi said in a statement to TODAY. “We support all dancers’ dreams to express themselves through the beautiful art of dance. While we provide our soft ballet slippers, legwear and bodywear in a variety of shades and colors, our largest market in

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The Best And Worst Travel Insurance Companies

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Ask any expert to name the best and worst travel insurance companies, and you’ll probably get a noncommittal answer. “It depends,” they’ll say, careful not to sound like they have a favorite — or a least favorite.

But ask Michael Blank, and he’ll tell you about his experience with Seven Corners Travel Insurance.

Related: Compare & Buy Travel Insurance For 2020

Blank recently set sail on a Celebrity cruise to the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia. Along the way, both he and his wife contracted severe sinus infections, which sent them to the ship’s infirmary. A doctor treated the couple with antibiotics and billed them $313. Blank completed a quick online claim form.

“Seven Corners paid right away,” says Blank, a pharmaceutical research and development executive in Philadelphia.

Actually, that’s the way it’s supposed to work. The best travel insurance policies for your upcoming fall and winter trips offer

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Best Renters Insurance Companies of 2020 | Renters Insurance

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Best Renters Insurance Companies of 2020

While homeowners often are required by their lender to have homeowners insurance, many renters are under no such constraints. Renters insurance is neither mandated by law nor demanded by every landlord.

Yet just as driving a car responsibly requires insurance, it’s a good idea to insure your possessions in your rental property from being damaged or destroyed in a fire or other unforeseen event. And thanks to companies with online and mobile options, it’s easier than ever to find a policy to fit your budget.

“Renters insurance can be surprisingly affordable, though it does pay to shop around,” says Eric Cioppa, president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and superintendent of the Maine Bureau of Insurance. He says that a landlord’s insurance doesn’t cover tenants’ personal property, so they are well-advised to take out their own insurance policies. But according to a

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The Ten Largest Auto Insurance Companies of 2020

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The largest car insurance companies by state

State Farm is the largest insurer in 35 states and Washington, D.C. After State Farm, GEICO was most frequently the largest insurer, taking the top market share spot in 10 states. Progressive held the most market share in 4 states, and American Family in just 1.

Largest auto insurance companies in each state


Big vs. small insurance companies

The trade-off between large insurance companies and small ones typically involves giving up competitive rates for an improved customer experience.

  • When using a small insurance company for your auto insurance, you’ll likely communicate exclusively with one insurance agent.
  • While you might lose a personal connection when selecting a major insurer, the largest companies tend to have more financial stability. In fact, these carriers underwrite and pay out billions of dollars per year, and still often leverage their resources to offer drivers lower insurance rates.

You

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Best Home Insurance Companies for 2020

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Home insurance shouldn’t be a buy and forget policy. Rebuilding costs change over time as likely does your interior as its updated. These changes affect how much home insurance you should carry. Homeowners, condo owners and even renters should check over their policy at least once a year and shop around to make sure their policy and price are the best for their needs and wallet. For that reason, our team of experts have built an annual survey to find get authentic feedback and reviews from current home/condo/renters policyholders and help you in your search for the best home insurance company.

Unlike assessments you might find elsewhere, Insure.com’s Best Home Insurance Companies is the result of a survey of over 2,800 current home/condo/renters insurance customers – people just like you. We believe it to be the most comprehensive, review available and a useful guide to help you find the best

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The Best Car Insurance Companies in 2020

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Making a car insurance claim is usually a pretty bad experience. Your car is probably damaged, or you’ve caused damage to another person’s car or other property. Someone, maybe you, could be injured. No one wants to face any of those scenarios, and having a terrible car insurance company can take a bad situation and make it much, much worse.

Bad auto insurance comes in many forms. With bad car insurance, premiums are higher than they should be, or the company offers low premiums but minimal coverage. Some car insurance companies have poor customer service and don’t effectively communicate the status of your auto insurance claim. Others require you to use only repair shops that they approve of, and those shops can be inconvenient to access, forcing you to travel across town for repairs or wait weeks for an appointment. Still other auto insurance companies don’t have a comprehensive network

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Cheapest Car Insurance Companies in 2020

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There’s just no way around it: Car insurance is something you need. Your state car insurance regulations probably require you to have some sort of insurance coverage. Your car financing or leasing company also probably requires coverage, and let’s face it, you probably don’t want to have to come up with thousands of dollars for vehicle repairs, property repairs, or medical costs in the event of an accident.

In brief, you buy an insurance policy from an auto insurance company. You pay annual premiums, and if you have an accident, you make a claim that covers your financial losses that occurred because of the accident. Read How Car Insurance Works and How Much Car Insurance Do I Need for more information.

Getting a good deal on car insurance is all about finding the balance between the coverage you want and rates that fit your budget. We took a look at

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Best Homeowners Insurance Companies of 2020 | Homeowners Insurance

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Best Homeowners Insurance Companies of 2020

A typical homeowners insurance policy will cover repairs to or reconstruction of your home if it is damaged by fire, smoke, theft or vandalism, or bad weather such as lightning, wind or hail. A standard homeowners policy also generally covers your appliances, furniture and other possessions, as well as medical expenses and legal fees if people other than you or your family are injured on your property.

Not covered in most standard policies are jewelry, artwork or other collectibles in your home, identity theft protection, or damage caused by an earthquake or flood. These types of coverage are generally optional but may not be offered by all insurers in all areas.

If flood insurance is not offered by your homeowners insurance company, you may be eligible for coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program, administered by the Federal Emergency

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