Consumer Minute:Google search crackdown and Memorial Day freebies

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by Sandra Parker, 13News Now

WVEC.com

Posted on May 26, 2014 at 9:07 AM

Visa and MasterCard are renewing the push to adopt microchips for use in credit and debit cards. This of course comes on the heels of several recent high-profile breaches. That includes last week's news that hackers stole consumer data from eBay's computer system.  The credit card companies say microchips offer consumers more protection and moving away from black magnetic strips on cards would eliminate a substantial amount of credit card fraud.  

A European court is ordering Google to give people a say in what pops up when someone searches their name.  The search giant is still trying to figure out how to comply with this ruling, which says Google must respond to complaints about private information that turns up in searches. Here in the US some people view the ruling as a crackdown on free speech and say letting users edit Google searches will be difficult to enforce.

If you're looking for some deals and freebies this Memorial Day they are out there.  Jamba Juice is offering a buy one get one free coupon for its smoothies and juices. You can also earn a free $10 Amazon credit for android apps and games with select gift card purchases.  In honor of the holiday Hooters is also offering free wings with any drink purchase to all military both active duty and veterans.

 

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