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Jun 17, 2014, 11:30 ET
Logo for the Digital Citizens Alliance. Digital Citizens is a consumer-oriented coalition focused on educating the public and policy makers on the threats that consumers face on the Internet and the importance for Internet stakeholders - individuals, government and industry - to make the Web a safer place.  (PRNewsFoto/Digital Citizens Alliance)

Your Credit Card Could Be For Sale on YouTube - Right Now

A new Digital Citizens Alliance investigation has found that rogue operators are selling credit cards, bank logins, and social security numbers on...

Mar 10, 2014, 15:38 ET
Infographic on new nationwide polling from Digital Citizens Alliance. (PRNewsFoto/Digital Citizens Alliance)

Digital Citizens Alliance Calls On Google To Stop Profiting From Illegal Activities; Investigation Finds Bad Actors Are Back In Business With YouTube

The Digital Citizens Alliance today called on Google to stop profiting from a myriad of illegal and dangerous activities that take place on...

Feb 18, 2014, 13:18 ET
Logo for the Digital Citizens Alliance. Digital Citizens is a consumer-oriented coalition focused on educating the public and policy makers on the threats that consumers face on the Internet and the importance for Internet stakeholders - individuals, government and industry - to make the Web a safer place.  (PRNewsFoto/Digital Citizens Alliance)

New Study Shows Content Theft Sites Hijacking Online Ad Business to Make Hundreds of Millions in Profits

Content theft sites made nearly a quarter of a billion dollars last year from advertising on rip-off sites, according to a new report from the...

Feb 11, 2014, 12:00 ET
Digital Citizens Alliance.  (PRNewsFoto/Digital Citizens Alliance)

Digital Citizens Alliance Calls Prosecution of Apps Content Thieves Important Step to Protect Internet

 The Digital Citizens Alliance, a consumer-oriented coalition focused on educating the public and policy makers on the threats that consumers...

Nov 27, 2013, 11:30 ET
New polling from the consumer watchdog group, Digital Citizens Alliance, shows the potential problems facing young adults this Cyber Monday.  (PRNewsFoto/Digital Citizens Alliance)

The Young and the Giftless: Young Adults Most Vulnerable to Online Holiday Failures

Cyber Monday Consumer Alert: New Poll Shows 18-24 Year Olds More Likely Not to Receive Orders and Less Likely to Use Secure Websites The...

Oct 08, 2013, 12:46 ET
A nationwide poll commissioned by the Digital Citizens Alliance shows that Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs (APEDs) use by young people is reaching dangerously high levels.  (PRNewsFoto/Digital Citizens Alliance)

New Poll: Young People Using Steroids and HGH Reaching Epidemic Status

In Digital Citizens Alliance / Taylor Hooton Foundation Investigation, Researchers Find Dangerous Drugs on YouTube, But Also Get Fakes and Even No...

Aug 05, 2013, 17:29 ET

Alex Rodriguez Should Spend the Next Two Years Talking to Our Youngest Steroids Users

 The Internet consumer watchdog organization, the Digital Citizens Alliance, is researching the availability of performance enhancing drugs...

Jul 23, 2013, 14:48 ET
Digital Citizens Alliance.  (PRNewsFoto/Digital Citizens Alliance)

Too Much Braun, Not Enough Brains: MLB Steroid Users Put Pressure on Young Athletes to Keep Up, According to Digital Citizens Survey

 In an era where illegal steroid use generates public shame but also rewards with six-figure sports contracts, a new survey found that pro...

Jul 02, 2013, 18:00 ET

State Attorneys General Demand Answers From Google on Why It Profits From Videos Promoting Illegal and Dangerous Acts

 After viewing a series of videos promoting dangerous activities such as the sale of illegal drugs, fraudulent passports and sex trafficking on...

Feb 14, 2013, 08:00 ET
Digital Citizens Alliance.  (PRNewsFoto/Digital Citizens Alliance)

Cybercrimes Often Carried Out by Disorganized, Loose Confederation of Contractors

 Most cybercrime is carried out by a loose confederation of independent contractors who work together when necessary through online forums and...

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