As Trump Takes Office, What's Top of Consumers' Minds?
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Posted 1/22/17 , edited 1/22/17
came across this article

i thought it was interesting ..

personally.. i don't think there's anything for me at the moment.. since whatever laws are coming out.. it will take while..

the % on privacy is interesting....

http://www.consumerreports.org/consumer-protection/as-trump-takes-office-what-is-top-of-consumers-minds/








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Their worries certainly aren't unfounded.

A cabinet that's filled with CEOs and people who have a history of working with oligarchs? Not working in consumer's interests? Who'd've thunk it?

With a republican controlled FCC, all of those privacy laws that were keeping ISPs from selling your information to the highest bidder? Gone.

The affordable care act, flawed as it is, gave 2 million people insurance, and republicans reportedly have no plan that's going to replace it, yet.

Oh, and Trump simply has shown no concern for higher education, so I doubt there will be no extra regulations to make that affordable. and with Betsy Devos as education secretary, we may not have to just worry about higher education, either.
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For me, I want my privacy, not very comforting every time I check my internet connection and I see Department of Homeland Security pop up at the bottom of the list.
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Only 65% are concerned that their personal data might not be safe? It's scary that it's only 65%.

As a consumer, my biggest question is "deportation when?" I'd like to see immigration laws enforced across the board, and those that do not have the appropriate permissions to work in the US should be immediately removed, no questions asked.
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SHACLUB wrote:

Their worries certainly aren't unfounded.

A cabinet that's filled with CEOs and people who have a history of working with oligarchs? Not working in consumer's interests? Who'd've thunk it?

With a republican controlled FCC, all of those privacy laws that were keeping ISPs from selling your information to the highest bidder? Gone.

The affordable care act, flawed as it is, gave 2 million people insurance, and republicans reportedly have no plan that's going to replace it, yet.

Oh, and Trump simply has shown no concern for higher education, so I doubt there will be no extra regulations to make that affordable. and with Betsy Devos as education secretary, we may not have to just worry about higher education, either.


You essentially posted what I came here to post. I agree with everything you've said.

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Akage-chan wrote:

Only 65% are concerned that their personal data might not be safe? It's scary that it's only 65%.

As a consumer, my biggest question is "deportation when?" I'd like to see immigration laws enforced across the board, and those that do not have the appropriate permissions to work in the US should be immediately removed, no questions asked.


it should be like 99%

i got a new laptop recently, when i booted it up and going through the privacy page

i disabled a lot of stuff

it's true.. now a day people's information are so readily available that there's probably no need to buy it anymore

there's an article about Blu phones transmitting user's data back to its Chinese maker
http://www.consumerreports.org/privacy/what-you-need-to-know-about-phones-secretly-sending-data-china/



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