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Nov 15, 2017, 09:00 ET Statement by Digital Citizens Alliance on New Security Flaw Threatening Millions of Streaming Device Users

Digital Citizens Alliance Executive Director Tom Galvin made the following comments after TVAddons reported there is a "'99.99%" chance" that the...


Jul 26, 2017, 08:30 ET State AGs Warn Consumers About Malware Risks from Pirate Websites in National Public Service Campaign

Fifteen state attorneys general are warning that pirate websites often expose consumers to malware that can give hackers access to their personal...


Jul 06, 2017, 09:00 ET Digital Citizens Alliance Alert: Buyer Beware, "Kodi Boxes" Are Closed Captioned For The Security Impaired

As consumers, we love new digital gadgets. Devices such as the iPhone or Galaxy or iPad not only excite us, they often change the way we...


Jun 07, 2017, 09:00 ET Americans to Digital Platforms: Take a More Hands-On Approach to Stopping Bad Actors Who Are Undermining Consumer Trust

American consumers are worried that digital platforms are being overrun by bad actors and want these digital leaders to take a more hands-on...


Apr 03, 2017, 21:43 ET Statement by Digital Citizens Alliance on President Trump's Signing of Data Privacy Legislation

Attributed to Tom Galvin, Executive Director of DCA: "President Trump today effectively hit the reset button on the national debate about privacy...


Mar 29, 2017, 10:15 ET Cyber Criminals Sharing Millions of Higher Education Institutions' E-mails and Passwords on The Dark Web

Cyber criminals are aggressively sharing credentials to .edu e-mail accounts - including stolen accounts, fake e-mails, and older e-mail accounts....


Aug 07, 2016, 15:54 ET Under Cyber Siege: Nearly Half of Americans Report Being Victims of Scam or Fraud; Majority Say Internet Has Become Less Safe, New Digital Citizens Alliance Survey Finds

 With nearly half of Americans reporting they have been tricked or defrauded, citizens are concerned that the internet is becoming less safe...


Jul 20, 2016, 08:37 ET Dangerous Partners: Digital Citizens Investigation Finds That Malware Operators and Content Theft Websites - Assisted by U.S.-based Tech Firms - are Targeting Millions of Consumers

A Digital Citizens investigation has found that malware operators and content theft website owners are teaming up to target consumers – with...


Dec 16, 2015, 14:31 ET Victims No More: Malware Risk Prompts Internet Users To Steer Clear Of Content Theft Sites, According To New Survey

 Internet users, including many who acknowledge visiting content theft websites to watch free movies, TV shows and listen to music, report that...


Dec 10, 2015, 08:30 ET Digital Bait: Internet Users At High Risk Of Malware From Content Theft; $70 Million Underground Market

 Content theft sites pose a serious and growing threat to Internet users by exposing them to harmful malware that can lead to identity theft,...


Feb 05, 2015, 17:05 ET Victims, Consumer Groups Ask Judge To Allow Attorney General Jim Hood's Fact-finding Inquiry Of Google To Proceed

 In a case that will determine whether a large global corporation can shut down a state investigation before it even starts, a group of victims...


Dec 22, 2014, 11:52 ET No Coal in Their Stocking This Year: Online Shoppers Report That Their Orders are Timely And Shopping is Safe This Year

Just days before Christmas, online shoppers are reporting a holiday miracle: their presents are making it to their homes on time, and few report...


Dec 18, 2014, 13:34 ET Post Silk Road - Another Online Drug Den Now Dominates the DarkNet

Since last month's FBI shutdown of online drug marketplace Silk Road, the site now known as the leading online black market for illegal drugs -...


Oct 09, 2014, 12:30 ET New Poll: High Numbers of Americans Leave Themselves Vulnerable to Hackers

A new survey of Americans' personal online security habits shows large numbers of Americans are putting their devices and personal information...


Feb 18, 2014, 13:18 ET 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 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 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 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 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 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...