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01 Sep

College Students: You May be a Target on the Dark Web

The perks of your student email address are plentiful: discounts on sites like Amazon prime and Github, and even free or cheap software from big names like Adobe and Microsoft. With deals such as ...

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16 Apr

Are you worried about your data privacy? You should care more about Google than Comcast.

This Op-Ed originally appeared in The Hill on 4/2/2017 Quick, now that Congress has voted to repeal Internet privacy rules for service providers, what can Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon do with your ...

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10 Jun

POLL: YOUNG ADULTS SEE ONLINE THREAT TARGETING TEENS

The newest adults worry about the teens immediately behind them. A new poll shows that eight out of ten 18-year-olds worry that younger teens are in the crosshairs of online predators looking to ...

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23 Mar

MORE SOPHISTICATED PHISHING ATTACKS CATCH CONSUMERS

Phishing scams are not new. Everyone with an e-mail account has probably received the email from another country, perhaps even from a fictional prince, offering riches in return for a small ...

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20 Feb

HOW THE INTERNET OF THINGS IMPACTS CYBER SAFETY

In last month’s International Consumer Electronics Show, technology companies revealed an array of new products, highlighting trends in consumer devices that will soon (or maybe not so soon, in ...

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13 Feb

FACEBOOK—AND CYBER SAFETY—HAS COME A LONG WAY IN 11 YEARS

As you might have heard, Facebook celebrated its 11th birthday last week—and it’s come a long way since its Harvard dorm-room launch. Approaching 1.4 billion active users—or nearly ...

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10 Feb

MALVERTISING MAKES ITS WAY TO MAJOR SITES

You’ve seen the ads that appear on the top or along the side of most websites. Most sites make the majority of their profits from selling this ad space. As long as the ads are legitimate, this ...

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07 Feb

TOP 5 TAKEAWAYS FROM THE ULBRICHT TRIAL

The Ross Ulbricht / Silk Road trial had it all - emoji's, drugs, and confused jurors just to name a few. Check out our top 5 takeaways from the trial below. The emoji defense is not the 21st ...

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06 Feb

CYBER BULLYING: OUR POLL RESULTS AND THE SUPER BOWL AD

Did you catch the ad Coca-Cola ran during the Super Bowl? It’s part of their new #MakeItHappy campaign, and it highlights one of the most prevalent problems teens and adults alike face online ...

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29 Jan

SUPER BOWL IS A SUPER TIME FOR SCAMS

Super Bowl Sunday is upon us. We're as excited as anyone to see the New England Patriots face off against the Seattle Seahawks. However, the Super Bowl is also prime time for scams, cyber crime, and ...

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23 Jan

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SEARCH ENGINES

Aside from checking our email, searching the Internet is something most of us do multiple times a day. Regardless of what search engine you use, there are some things you should know about all of ...

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16 Jan

THE DIGITAL FAMILIES PROJECT MARKS NO NAME-CALLING WEEK

Next week is No Name-Calling Week. From January 19 – 23, schools across the country—from elementary to high school—will be coordinating events, planning lessons, and participating ...

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02 Jan

DIGITAL FAMILIES: NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

As part of our Digital Families Project, we’ve put together some New Year’s resolutions to help ensure a safer, more digitally secure year for all Digital Citizens in 2015. Feel free to ...

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29 Dec

DIGITAL CITIZENS TALK BACK

On December 17, Digital Citizens co-hosted a Twitter chat with 5 Minutes for Mom. During the chat, we revealed the results of our Digital Families survey and discussed a number of online safety ...

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19 Dec

SORRY, GOOGLE THIS ISN’T ABOUT SOPA, IT'S ABOUT YOU

This week came news – via the leak of Sony documents - that State Attorneys General have opened up an investigation against Google. And that the movie industry has provided them with evidence ...

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