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Hey, What Happened To All Of My iPhone Contacts?

Are you facing life without any of your iPhone contacts? Davin is, and so are a lot of other people. Apple’s response? Well, they don’t have a solution. Their best answer is that, well, these people should have backed their contacts up to iCloud. [More]

Google Says It Will Ask Early Buzz Users To Doublecheck Their Privacy Settings

Google Says It Will Ask Early Buzz Users To Doublecheck Their Privacy Settings

Wired reports that Google will offer a do-over to early users of Buzz, the social network service that has earned the company criticism and a class-action lawsuit. [More]

Get Your Data Out Of Google

Get Your Data Out Of Google

If you’re like the average Google user, you’ve now got a lot of personal data—emails, addresses, calendars, documents, photos and videos, maybe even health records—in their system. This is fine with them, because the Google Hive Mind needs all of this data to eventually become self aware and enslave us. However, if you ever want to get that information out of Google, the company has created something they call the Data Liberation Front to make it easier for you.

Warning, iDrive Lite Spams All Your Gmail Contacts Without Your Permission

Warning, iDrive Lite Spams All Your Gmail Contacts Without Your Permission

Don’t install the iPhone app iDrive Lite if you value the privacy of your contact list. Avi Muchnick, one of the developers behind the free, consumer-friendly online graphics suite Aviary, used iDrive to backup his Gmail contact list when switching to a new phone. The next day, he awoke to discover that iDrive’s parent company, Pro Softnet Corp, had spammed every single entry in his contact list without his permission.

Facebook, Where Are You Getting These Crazy Friend Suggestions From?

Facebook, Where Are You Getting These Crazy Friend Suggestions From?

This morning, I woke up to find an inbox full of readers freaked out about Facebook friend suggestions. What’s the big deal about that? Privacy-minded Facebook users can’t figure out where these suggestions are coming from, and aren’t happy with the possibilities.

http://consumerist.com/2008/09/10/theres-a-fungus-among-us/

“There’s a fungus among us,” is a humorous phrase. “There’s a fungus among us, and it’s in my eye,” on the other hand, is a lawsuit. 14 more consumers filed lawsuits against Advanced Medical Optics over their recalled Complete MoisturePlus contact lens solution. The fluid was recalled because the CDC linked it to cases of Acanthamoeba infection, which can cause Keratitis, which can leaves your eye red, inflamed, in pain, and possibly lead to impairment or loss of vision. [Press Release]

How To Reach Someone At CVS

How To Reach Someone At CVS

An anonymous tipster sent us the following information today on how to reach the executive level at CVS. Remember, don’t use this to be a jerk to anyone—use it when you have a valid complaint that you can’t get resolved through the recommended paths.

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Grocery Shrink Ray Hits Bausch & Lomb Contact Solution

Grocery Shrink Ray Hits Bausch & Lomb Contact Solution

Joe spotted this box of Bausch & Lomb Boston contact solution at his Target, another victim of the Grocery Shrink Ray. “Someone at Target wasn’t smart enough to change the original price label…4oz down to 3.5oz is significant when you are dealing with an everyday item like this at $7-7.99 per bottle,” he writes. Full pic inside.

http://consumerist.com/2007/12/13/there-are-over-48-lawsuits/

There are over 48 lawsuits out there against Advanced Medical Optics for selling Complete® MoisturePlus™ multipurpose contact lens solution that was recalled for giving people Acanthamoeba keratitis, aka, crazy fungus in your eye. Several of them are class actions. [PRWEB]

CDC: MoistureLoc, Yep, It Had Fungus

CDC: MoistureLoc, Yep, It Had Fungus

An official report concluded Renu MositureLoc was the only eye care solution contributing to outbreaks of Fusarium infection earlier this year. They still had no clue why, though.

Bausch & Lomb MoistureLocs Fusarium Keratitis Fungus in Your Eyeballs

Bausch & Lomb MoistureLocs Fusarium Keratitis Fungus in Your Eyeballs

If you use Bausch & Lomb contact solution, you may be infesting your eye with colonies of fungus.