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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

NEW DCA REPORT: CHINESE COUNTERFEITING ENDANGERS US ALL

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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24 Jul

BITCOIN’S EFFECT ON INTERNET SAFETY- A GARTH BRUEN REPORT

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Bitcoin is a virtual currency that can be traded online for certain goods or services, making it a very important concern for all consumers. Understanding what it is and why it ...

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11 Jun

NO PRESCRIPTION, NO PROBLEM

Drugs can be miracles and drugs can kill, it is a fine line. The Insulin that diabetics depend on is made from a strain of the deadly E Coli bacteria; OxyContin is a godsend for pain sufferers and a ...

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10 Jun

DIGITAL CITIZENS ALLIANCE RELEASES NEW REPORT ON GOOGLE AND YOU TUBE

Today, the Digital Citizens Alliance released a detailed report on how Google and You Tube stand to benefit when bad actors exploit the Internet. Download a copy of the report here. Read our ...

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29 May

FEDS TAKE DOWN ONLINE MONEY LAUNDERING SCHEME

There is a shadow world of online financial services that is increasingly popular with criminals looking to launder their profits. Today, there is one fewer way for this illegal money to be washed. ...

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22 May

U.S. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Washington, DC- Digital Citizens Alliance Executive Director Tom Galvin made the following remarks on the protection of U.S. intellectual property. "Ambassadors Blair and Huntsman have done a great ...

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14 May

MILLIONS OF COLLEGE STUDENTS RELY ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO GET THROUGH FINALS

College students trying to get through final exams are increasingly relying on prescription drugs to help them study – and all too often they get them from someone else or over the Internet ...

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01 May

Focus on Protecting Your Privacy This Week

It’s Choose Privacy Week. What are you doing to protect your social security number, bank accounts, or other personal information from prying eyes? If you need some tips, check out our latest ...

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25 Apr

Review of Copyright Laws Holds Great Potential

Washington, DC - Digital Citizens Alliance Executive Director Tom Galvin made the following remarks today after leaders of the House Judiciary Committee announced plans to review U.S. Copyright ...

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17 Apr

Charity Scam Update: Boston Marathon Attack

It was only a few weeks ago I wrote in detail about scammers taking advantage of grief over the Newtown shootings. Fake charities appear online immediately after tragedies so I cautioned readers to ...

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04 Apr

Don’t Let Tax Season Turn into Scam Season

We are sure you are aware that taxes are due next week. Many Americans are rushing to file their taxes before April 15, and the fear and stress of tax time make many of these taxpayers prime targets ...

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23 Mar

Online Attack Is A Critical Moment for Internet Safety

Digital Citizens Alliance Executive Director Tom Galvin made the following remarks today about the ongoing attack by Cyberbunker, an hosting firm in the Netherlands that allows any material except ...

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15 Mar

Don’t Get Too Crazy During March Madness

Between the buzzer-beating shots and bracket-busting upsets, it is easy to get caught up in NCAA men’s basketball tournament action and dismiss our better judgment. However, I’d suggest ...

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