Past Webinars

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness is a great idea gone bad: student borrowers who work 10 years in public service were promised that their remaining student debt would be forgiven.
Date Recorded: September 14, 2021

In this webinar, we discussed ways to make broadband internet more affordable and accessible for everyone.
Date Recorded: August 17, 2021

The first in our virtual event series examining America’s water crisis and racial justice.
Date Recorded: August 11, 2021

The first in our virtual event series examining America’s water crisis and racial justice.
Date Recorded: August 4, 2021

Consumer Reports, along with a coalition of partners, is examining consumers' internet bills, usage, and speeds – groundbreaking research that we will use to advocate for affordable internet for all.
Date Recorded: June 29, 2021

Everyday, we’re exploited for profit through dark patterns: design tactics used in websites and apps to persuade you to do things you probably would not do otherwise.
Date Recorded: May 25, 2021

Mental Health apps can take a widely varied approach in helping people handle psychological challenges—and they are just as varied in how they handle the privacy of their users.
Date Recorded: April 27, 2021

This webinar focused on our latest investigation, How Safe Is Our Drinking Water?.
Date Recorded: April 7, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Consumer Reports immediately engaged people on issues that mattered most during the crisis—their safety, health, and finances.
Date Recorded: March 22, 2021

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) can be essential to securing your internet connection as it can make it harder for others on your network to see what you do online.
Date Recorded: March 18, 2021

For already marginalized communities errors on a credit report could have an extremely negative impact on the financial health of a household.
Date Recorded: February 26, 2021

Consumer Reports and partners from Americans for Financial Reform and the National Association of Consumer Advocates will discuss how credit reports are making an already precarious financial situation even more so, and ways you can protect your financial health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date Recorded: February 25, 2021

Consumer Reports and partners from the Consumer Federation of America and the US Public Interest Research Group share the latest knowledge on checking your credit reports, common credit report errors to look for, and how these errors could result in a lower credit score.
Date Recorded: February 24, 2021

Kicking off a new year, we're doubling down on protecting ourselves and our loved ones.
Date Recorded: January 28, 2021

This post-screening discussion of Coded Bias focused on how we build a social movement to address the threat of artificial intelligence on our civil rights and democracy.
Date Recorded: December 14, 2020

What a year it has been!  Looking back on our digital wellness in 2020, a major theme we’ve seen is the continuous rise of misinformation online.
Date Recorded: December 9, 2020

This workshop focused on how to use the Security Planner tool to build yourself a custom, tailored set of recommendations to protect your data and privacy online.
Date Recorded: October 28, 2020

Working from home, learning from home, entertaining from home - it's all putting an increased strain on our home internet systems, and creating a demand for our internet connections to be better and faster than ever before.
Date Recorded: September 16, 2020

Your location data is valuable! Your phone or other device could be sharing important information about where and when you travel, as well as device information and how you access wifi points.
Date Recorded: August 6, 2020

CR's finance and aviation experts will share their insights, advice, and top tips on how to get cash refunds from airlines for flights cancelled during the coronavirus crisis, and discuss what the airlines and government should do to make the process more fair and easy.
Date Recorded: June 18, 2020

Feeling overwhelmed from flooded inboxes and more time spent online than ever before? Are you getting email updates from accounts you forgot you had or don’t remember signing up for? Consumer Reports Digital Lab wants to share how closing our old accounts online is good for our mental wellness and privacy, as well as share tips on how to reduce your digital footprint.
Date Recorded: May 28, 2020

Are your private discussions and personal details secure using this popular online video conferencing service? And can you take steps to make sure your Zoom event isn’t being monitored by hackers? Consumer Reports Digital Lab wants to help keep you safe online and protect your privacy.
Date Recorded: April 30, 2020

This workshop focused on how to use protect your privacy while using video conferencing platforms like Zoom, Skype, or Google Hangouts.
Date Recorded: April 2, 2020

This workshop focused on how to set strong passwords and why we recommend you use Password Managers.
Date Recorded: January 8, 2020