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18 Apr

Handling Heartbleed: Getting Informed

Consumers are now bombarded daily with warnings about Internet threats. It becomes difficult to know what to listen to especially when many are fraud attempts themselves and others are overblown ...

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11 Mar

What You Should Know about the Cyber Attacks on Retailers

Over the past few weeks our newsfeeds have been flooded with updates on the recent data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus, and Michaels. What it all means has been difficult for many of us to follow ...

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01 Feb

Selling Sex (with Ads) for the Super Bowl Its All Too Easy

Super Bowl Sunday is definitely a focal point of attention for many reasons, with the actual football game often coming in last. A cultural phenomenon and national spectacle which draws in millions ...

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20 Dec

Digital Medical Privacy Beyond the Obamacare Circus

The two biggest stories continuously occupying the news and our minds are allegations of mass surveillance and the problematic implementation of Obamacare. These two concerns are actually speeding ...

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05 Dec

Shop Smart Online this Holiday Season

Who wants to brave the insanity of holiday shopping at four in the morning when you can shop from the safety of your own home? But we all know it is not truly safe. Sure, you will not be run over by ...

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05 Nov

Silk Road is Making a Comeback

Following the arrest of the Dread Pirate Reports, ABC's George Stephanopoulos quoted Digital Citizens Alliance fellow Garth Bruen, "This is not going away" just because of the arrest. Now, barely a ...

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24 Oct

National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is Cyber Security Awareness month and the Digital Citizens Alliance is continuing its work to help inform and engage people about the issues that can affect your security and future. Cyber ...

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16 Oct

The Internet: The New Playground for Illegal Steroids

Digital Citizen’s Alliance Executive Direct Tom Galvin and Don Hooton, from the Taylor Hooton Foundation, have teamed up to create an informative and engaging video on teens and illegal steroid ...

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09 Oct

An Update on Digital Citizens Investigators "Path" to Buying Steroids and HGH

Digital Citizens investigators discovered using the search term "Buy Steroids Online" on YouTube and clicking on one of the results. The video on YouTube did not link or direct ...

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08 Oct

If You Know Someone Using APEDs, They May Need Help

One of the biggest mistakes people make when they decide to stop using appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs (APEDs) is to simply stop taking them altogether. Anabolic steroids are powerful ...

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07 Oct

With Steroid Use Reaching Epidemic Status, New Report Highlights the Ability to Access Online

It is done under the cover of locker rooms, gyms, or even your teenager’s very own bedroom. For every one to two pro athletes exposed in the national spotlight for using illegal steroids, ...

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03 Oct


Zogby Analytics was commissioned by to conduct two separate online surveys of and Using trusted interactive partner resources, thousands of adults were invited to participate in this interactive ...

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17 Sep

Sizing the Piracy Universe

During medieval times it took a monk up to twenty years to copy the Bible. This method was the pinnacle of file transfer until the invention of the printing press. We now live in an age when all ...

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13 Sep


Follow a Digital Citizens' camera into a Beijing store – the size of a large U.S. Department store – selling nothing but counterfeit items. In a recent visit to Beijing, Digital ...

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16 Aug

Google Needs to be a Better Digital Citizen

Once again, Google is caught up in a firestorm about its effects on our online neighborhood. Its recent statement that e-mail users don’t have a “legitimate expectation of privacy” ...

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