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International Business Times
What does Facebook secretly know about me, and how do I find out?you with a simple Chrome extension. Facebook keeps a secret dossier on all of
What does Facebook secretly know about me, and how do I find out?
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
you with a simple Chrome extension. Facebook keeps a secret dossier on all of its 2 billion members according to website ProPublica which investigated the social network's algorithms working behind-the-scenes. And what was discovered wasn't... Read more
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Raw Story
Breaking the black box: What Facebook knows about youillustration in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 13, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvi
Breaking the black box: What Facebook knows about you
Raw Story / Posted yesterday
illustration in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 13, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Don't miss stories. Follow Raw Story! ProPublica Machine Bias Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comment Donate Episode 1 Facebook Episode 2 Coming Oct. 5 Episode... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
How to see what sort of person Facebook thinks you areits users do on its site and Instagram, the company also buys personal data abo
How to see what sort of person Facebook thinks you are
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
its users do on its site and Instagram, the company also buys personal data about them from brokers, according to ProPublica. The bought information includes everything from mortgage information to what car you own and your shopping... Read more
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Daily Mail
Chrome extension shows users what Facebook knows about themFacebook knows more about you than you think - and now you can easily check how
Chrome extension shows users what Facebook knows about them
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
Facebook knows more about you than you think - and now you can easily check how accurate it is. ProPublica has revealed a chrome browser plugin that exposes everything Facebook claims to know about its more than 2 billion users – from how many... Read more
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CNBC
Google, Facebook, Amazon and others have teamed up to make AI seem less creepyThe White House outlined the discriminatory potential of big data in a report r
Google, Facebook, Amazon and others have teamed up to make AI seem less creepy
CNBC / Posted 2 days ago
The White House outlined the discriminatory potential of big data in a report released at the beginning of this year. A ProPublica investigation this summer revealed how judges make sentencing and parole decisions by relying on AI software that is... Read more
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The Chronicle
Spotlight on 'Spotlight': Matt Carroll talks future of investigative journalism, Academy Award-winning moviesources of revenues are necessary, Carroll said. He mentioned the Texas Tribune
Spotlight on 'Spotlight': Matt Carroll talks future of investigative journalism, Academy Award-winning movie
The Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
sources of revenues are necessary, Carroll said. He mentioned the Texas Tribune hosting journalism conferences and ProPublica selling data. However, he recounted how the movie "Spotlight" provided a lift for many of his peers, at a time... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
McDonald's of Kentuckiana offering more all-day breakfast itemsburying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you ma
McDonald's of Kentuckiana offering more all-day breakfast items
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 3 days ago
burying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you may want to look closer. A new report from ProPublica suggest the best price isn't always the one shown -- but it might be the one the retailer wants you to buy. Next... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Louisville rehab centers closing, killing 200+ jobsburying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you ma
Louisville rehab centers closing, killing 200+ jobs
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 4 days ago
burying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you may want to look closer. A new report from ProPublica suggest the best price isn't always the one shown -- but it might be the one the retailer wants you to buy. Next... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Disney seriously considering Twitter takeover bidburying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you ma
Disney seriously considering Twitter takeover bid
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 4 days ago
burying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you may want to look closer. A new report from ProPublica suggest the best price isn't always the one shown -- but it might be the one the retailer wants you to buy. Next... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
Disney seriously considering Twitter takeover bidburying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you ma
Disney seriously considering Twitter takeover bid
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 4 days ago
burying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you may want to look closer. A new report from ProPublica suggest the best price isn't always the one shown -- but it might be the one the retailer wants you to buy. Next... Read more
13 related stories
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Disney seriously considering Twitter takeover bidburying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you ma
Disney seriously considering Twitter takeover bid
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 4 days ago
burying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you may want to look closer. A new report from ProPublica suggest the best price isn't always the one shown -- but it might be the one the retailer wants you to buy. Next... Read more
13 related stories
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Disney seriously considering Twitter takeover bidburying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you ma
Disney seriously considering Twitter takeover bid
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 4 days ago
burying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you may want to look closer. A new report from ProPublica suggest the best price isn't always the one shown -- but it might be the one the retailer wants you to buy. Next... Read more
13 related stories
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WALB Albany
Disney seriously considering Twitter takeover bidburying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you ma
Disney seriously considering Twitter takeover bid
WALB Albany / Posted 4 days ago
burying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you may want to look closer. A new report from ProPublica suggest the best price isn't always the one shown -- but it might be the one the retailer wants you to buy. Next... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Disney seriously considering Twitter takeover bidburying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you ma
Disney seriously considering Twitter takeover bid
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 4 days ago
burying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you may want to look closer. A new report from ProPublica suggest the best price isn't always the one shown -- but it might be the one the retailer wants you to buy. Next... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
NOW HIRING: Bass Pro Shops hosting job fair at Clarksville storeburying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you ma
NOW HIRING: Bass Pro Shops hosting job fair at Clarksville store
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 5 days ago
burying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you may want to look closer. A new report from ProPublica suggest the best price isn't always the one shown -- but it might be the one the retailer wants you to buy. Next... Read more
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Louisiana Weekly
Dept. of Ed. terminates agency that allowed predatory for-profit colleges to thriveterminates agency that allowed predatory for-profit colleges to thrive 26th Se
Dept. of Ed. terminates agency that allowed predatory for-profit colleges to thrive
Louisiana Weekly / Posted 5 days ago
terminates agency that allowed predatory for-profit colleges to thrive 26th September 2016 · 0 Comments By Annie WaldmanProPublica The Education Department announced last week that it is stripping the powers of one of the nation’s largest... Read more
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Raw Story
Donald Trump and the return of seditious libelbe overruled. Anyone paying attention knows there is a great deal at stake in
Donald Trump and the return of seditious libel
Raw Story / Posted 5 days ago
be overruled. Anyone paying attention knows there is a great deal at stake in this election. Freedom of the press in this country may be among those stakes. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for their newslett... Read more
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Newsmax
VA, CVS Cited For Most Patient Privacy Violationsfor patient privacy violations, according to a new analysis. The review, by th
VA, CVS Cited For Most Patient Privacy Violations
Newsmax / Posted 5 days ago
for patient privacy violations, according to a new analysis. The review, by the nonprofit journalism organization ProPublica found the VA and CVS received the most privacy complaints that resulted in corrective action plans or “technical... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Cut down on smartphone's data drainburying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you ma
Cut down on smartphone's data drain
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 7 days ago
burying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you may want to look closer. A new report from ProPublica suggest the best price isn't always the one shown -- but it might be the one the retailer wants you to buy. Next... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Fitness trackers don't help you lose weight, new study saysburying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you ma
Fitness trackers don't help you lose weight, new study says
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 7 days ago
burying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you may want to look closer. A new report from ProPublica suggest the best price isn't always the one shown -- but it might be the one the retailer wants you to buy. Next... Read more
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Boise Weekly
Amazon Says It Puts Customers First; But Its Pricing Algorithm Doesn'tcomparable alternatives? One that substantially favors Amazon and sellers it c
Amazon Says It Puts Customers First; But Its Pricing Algorithm Doesn't
Boise Weekly / Posted 7 days ago
comparable alternatives? One that substantially favors Amazon and sellers it charges for services, an examination by ProPublica found. Amazon often says it seeks to be "Earth's most customer-centric company." Jeffrey P. Bezos, its founder... Read more
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Al.com
Alabama pain doctor who topped national list of narcotics prescribers will serve 15 years in prisonprescribe controlled substances, after the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners i
Alabama pain doctor who topped national list of narcotics prescribers will serve 15 years in prison
Al.com / Posted 8 days ago
prescribe controlled substances, after the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners initiated an investigation. A 2014 report by ProPublica described Aggarwal as Medicare's top prescriber of prescription painkillers in 2012. According to prosecutors,... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Doctor Confesses: I Lied To Protect Colleague In Malpractice Suitwhy he made it in a recent column for his local newspaper, The Yankton County O
Doctor Confesses: I Lied To Protect Colleague In Malpractice Suit
KERA North Texas / Posted 8 days ago
why he made it in a recent column for his local newspaper, The Yankton County Observer. He also posted the article in the ProPublica Patient Safety Facebook group. Aanning, who is a member, called it, "A Surgeon's Belated Confession." "From that... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Doctor Confesses: I Lied To Protect Colleague In Malpractice Suitwhy he made it in a recent column for his local newspaper, The Yankton County O
Doctor Confesses: I Lied To Protect Colleague In Malpractice Suit
KPBS San Diego / Posted 8 days ago
why he made it in a recent column for his local newspaper, The Yankton County Observer. He also posted the article in the ProPublica Patient Safety Facebook group. Aanning, who is a member, called it, "A Surgeon's Belated Confession." "From that... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Amazon's algorithm doesn't always show the cheapest pricealgorithm may be skewed in favour of Amazon products and partners, rather than
Amazon's algorithm doesn't always show the cheapest price
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 8 days ago
algorithm may be skewed in favour of Amazon products and partners, rather than bringing up the best deal. The analysis by ProPublica, a public interest journalism not-for-profit, found that relying on Amazon's buy box - the box on a product detail... Read more
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San Bernardino Sun
Amazon’s algorithm encourages shoppers to buy costlier productsat Amazon.com, is the website indeed recommending to them the product with the
Amazon’s algorithm encourages shoppers to buy costlier products
San Bernardino Sun / Posted 8 days ago
at Amazon.com, is the website indeed recommending to them the product with the best possible price? That’s the question ProPublica explored in a probe of products available from the e-commerce giant that suggested Amazon uses its computer... Read more
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Los Angeles Daily News
Report: Amazon’s algorithm encourages shoppers to buy costlier productsat Amazon.com, is the website indeed recommending to them the product with the
Report: Amazon’s algorithm encourages shoppers to buy costlier products
Los Angeles Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
at Amazon.com, is the website indeed recommending to them the product with the best possible price? That’s the question ProPublica explored in a probe of products available from the e-commerce giant that suggested Amazon uses its computer... Read more
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CNBC
Amazon closes at all-time high, above $800 for the first timemixed results in its two quarterly reports. The company has not been without it
Amazon closes at all-time high, above $800 for the first time
CNBC / Posted 9 days ago
mixed results in its two quarterly reports. The company has not been without its challenges, after an investigation by ProPublica found this week that its algorithm hid favorable price and shipping combinations from some customers. Amazon is a... Read more
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NBC News
That 'best buy' on Amazon isn't necessarily the cheapest, study showsdigging — or at least more clicking — than you may have thought. New research
That 'best buy' on Amazon isn't necessarily the cheapest, study shows
NBC News / Posted 9 days ago
digging — or at least more clicking — than you may have thought. New research from the non-profit journalism organization ProPublica found that Amazon's algorithm doesn't always feature the least expensive product in the "Buy Box" (the box on a... Read more
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Boise Weekly
Which Voters Show Up When States Allow Early Voting?affects turnout, advocates contend the practice not only makes elections more a
Which Voters Show Up When States Allow Early Voting?
Boise Weekly / Posted 9 days ago
affects turnout, advocates contend the practice not only makes elections more accessible, but saves money and improves the accuracy of voter rolls. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for thei... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
More than 500 evacuated from burning ship off Puerto Ricoinvestigation into the fire, although it was too early to say what would happen
More than 500 evacuated from burning ship off Puerto Rico
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 9 days ago
investigation into the fire, although it was too early to say what would happen to the ship, which remained grounded. A ProPublica investigation found that the U.S. Coast Guard had discovered 107 deficiencies during 61 inspections of the ship... Read more
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asianage
Data dilemma AI and a sense of beautythey are trying to identify your friends. Outside, for law enforcement agencies
Data dilemma AI and a sense of beauty
asianage / Posted 9 days ago
they are trying to identify your friends. Outside, for law enforcement agencies, machines are identifying “threats”. A ProPublica report earlier this year discovered that policing software — being used to predict future crimes — was actually... Read more
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Santa Cruz Sentinel
Report: Amazon’s algorithm encourages shoppers to buy costlier productsat Amazon.com, is the website indeed recommending to them the product with the
Report: Amazon’s algorithm encourages shoppers to buy costlier products
Santa Cruz Sentinel / Posted 9 days ago
at Amazon.com, is the website indeed recommending to them the product with the best possible price? That’s the question ProPublica explored in a probe of products available from the e-commerce giant that suggested Amazon uses its computer... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Seafood Lady to be featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins & Divesburying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you ma
Seafood Lady to be featured on Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins & Dives
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 9 days ago
burying the best price? Next time you're making a purchase from Amazon, you may want to look closer. A new report from ProPublica suggest the best price isn't always the one shown -- but it might be the one the retailer wants you to buy. Next... Read more
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Fortune
Amazon Defends Its Pricing AlgorithimsAmazon came under fire Monday after ProPublica reported that the e-commerce gia
Amazon Defends Its Pricing Algorithims
Fortune / Posted 9 days ago
Amazon came under fire Monday after ProPublica reported that the e-commerce giant more prominently displays its own products and those of merchants that pay for its shipping services—even if other merchants sell the same products on the site for... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
Not a prime deal: Is Amazon burying the best price?DigitalTrends was able to recreate what ProPublica found, both on individual pr
Not a prime deal: Is Amazon burying the best price?
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 10 days ago
DigitalTrends was able to recreate what ProPublica found, both on individual product pages and through search — and for a variety of products. While Amazon was able to catch this particular one, and at least fix it for us Prime members or those who... Read more
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The Mercury News
Amazon’s algorithm encourages shoppers to buy costlier productsat Amazon.com, is the website indeed recommending to them the product with the
Amazon’s algorithm encourages shoppers to buy costlier products
The Mercury News / Posted 10 days ago
at Amazon.com, is the website indeed recommending to them the product with the best possible price? That’s the question ProPublica explored in a probe of products available from the e-commerce giant that suggested Amazon uses its computer... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Not An Amazon Prime User? You Might Be Getting Ripped Offsteer many customers toward higher prices rather than the cheapest option. But
Not An Amazon Prime User? You Might Be Getting Ripped Off
KGTV San Diego / Posted 10 days ago
steer many customers toward higher prices rather than the cheapest option. But by shopping as a non-Amazon Prime member, ProPublica found the feature appeared to favor two different kinds of goods: items sold by Amazon or items sold by merchants... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Not An Amazon Prime User? You Might Be Getting Ripped Offsteer many customers toward higher prices rather than the cheapest option. But
Not An Amazon Prime User? You Might Be Getting Ripped Off
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 10 days ago
steer many customers toward higher prices rather than the cheapest option. But by shopping as a non-Amazon Prime member, ProPublica found the feature appeared to favor two different kinds of goods: items sold by Amazon or items sold by merchants... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Not An Amazon Prime User? You Might Be Getting Ripped Offsteer many customers toward higher prices rather than the cheapest option. But
Not An Amazon Prime User? You Might Be Getting Ripped Off
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 10 days ago
steer many customers toward higher prices rather than the cheapest option. But by shopping as a non-Amazon Prime member, ProPublica found the feature appeared to favor two different kinds of goods: items sold by Amazon or items sold by merchants... Read more
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KTNV Las Vegas
Not An Amazon Prime User? You Might Be Getting Ripped Offsteer many customers toward higher prices rather than the cheapest option. But
Not An Amazon Prime User? You Might Be Getting Ripped Off
KTNV Las Vegas / Posted 10 days ago
steer many customers toward higher prices rather than the cheapest option. But by shopping as a non-Amazon Prime member, ProPublica found the feature appeared to favor two different kinds of goods: items sold by Amazon or items sold by merchants... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
Not An Amazon Prime User? You Might Be Getting Ripped Offsteer many customers toward higher prices rather than the cheapest option. But
Not An Amazon Prime User? You Might Be Getting Ripped Off
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 10 days ago
steer many customers toward higher prices rather than the cheapest option. But by shopping as a non-Amazon Prime member, ProPublica found the feature appeared to favor two different kinds of goods: items sold by Amazon or items sold by merchants... Read more
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KIVI Boise
Not An Amazon Prime User? You Might Be Getting Ripped Offsteer many customers toward higher prices rather than the cheapest option. But
Not An Amazon Prime User? You Might Be Getting Ripped Off
KIVI Boise / Posted 10 days ago
steer many customers toward higher prices rather than the cheapest option. But by shopping as a non-Amazon Prime member, ProPublica found the feature appeared to favor two different kinds of goods: items sold by Amazon or items sold by merchants... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
Not An Amazon Prime User? You Might Be Getting Ripped Offsteer many customers toward higher prices rather than the cheapest option. But
Not An Amazon Prime User? You Might Be Getting Ripped Off
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 10 days ago
steer many customers toward higher prices rather than the cheapest option. But by shopping as a non-Amazon Prime member, ProPublica found the feature appeared to favor two different kinds of goods: items sold by Amazon or items sold by merchants... Read more
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WIS News 10 Columbia
Not a prime deal: Is Amazon burying the best price?DigitalTrends was able to recreate what ProPublica found, both on individual pr
Not a prime deal: Is Amazon burying the best price?
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 10 days ago
DigitalTrends was able to recreate what ProPublica found, both on individual product pages and through search — and for a variety of products. While Amazon was able to catch this particular one, and at least fix it for us Prime members or those who... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Not a prime deal: Is Amazon burying the best price?DigitalTrends was able to recreate what ProPublica found, both on individual pr
Not a prime deal: Is Amazon burying the best price?
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 10 days ago
DigitalTrends was able to recreate what ProPublica found, both on individual product pages and through search — and for a variety of products. While Amazon was able to catch this particular one, and at least fix it for us Prime members or those who... Read more
6 related stories
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Not a prime deal: Is Amazon burying the best price?DigitalTrends was able to recreate what ProPublica found, both on individual pr
Not a prime deal: Is Amazon burying the best price?
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 10 days ago
DigitalTrends was able to recreate what ProPublica found, both on individual product pages and through search — and for a variety of products. While Amazon was able to catch this particular one, and at least fix it for us Prime members or those who... Read more
6 related stories
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WALB Albany
Not a prime deal: Is Amazon burying the best price?DigitalTrends was able to recreate what ProPublica found, both on individual pr
Not a prime deal: Is Amazon burying the best price?
WALB Albany / Posted 10 days ago
DigitalTrends was able to recreate what ProPublica found, both on individual product pages and through search — and for a variety of products. While Amazon was able to catch this particular one, and at least fix it for us Prime members or those who... Read more
6 related stories
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Not a prime deal: Is Amazon burying the best price?DigitalTrends was able to recreate what ProPublica found, both on individual pr
Not a prime deal: Is Amazon burying the best price?
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 10 days ago
DigitalTrends was able to recreate what ProPublica found, both on individual product pages and through search — and for a variety of products. While Amazon was able to catch this particular one, and at least fix it for us Prime members or those who... Read more
6 related stories
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KTHV Little Rock
Amazon makes non-Prime customers work harder to find the lowest pricelowest price for products unless they do careful research on the site. An inve
Amazon makes non-Prime customers work harder to find the lowest price
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 10 days ago
lowest price for products unless they do careful research on the site. An investigation by the nonprofit news organization ProPublica, published Tuesday, found that Amazon's price comparison pages favored goods that were either sold by Amazon or... Read more
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