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Sep 08, 2020, 08:30 ET What's in a (Domain) Name? COVID-19 Scams, Sex Trafficking, and Date Rape Domains a Click Away, Report Finds

Spurred by reports of rampant fraud and price-gouging related to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new Digital Citizens Alliance investigation found that...


Aug 06, 2020, 09:30 ET Pirate Subscription Services Now a Billion-Dollar U.S. Industry, Joint Digital Citizens Alliance-NAGRA Report Finds

Digital Citizens Alliance and NAGRA jointly released today an investigative report showcasing how illegal piracy subscription services in the United...


Apr 03, 2020, 10:27 ET New Digital Citizens Alliance Research Finds YouTube Fails to Stop Shady Operators Capitalizing on Coronavirus Fears

YouTube, whether unwilling or unable, is enabling dubious sellers to push face masks and fraudulent "vaccines" to a public on edge with fear from the ...


Mar 19, 2020, 12:12 ET Digital Citizens Alliance Calls on U.S. Department of Justice to Halt Advertising of Medical Masks, Coronavirus Test Kits and "Vaccines" on Facebook and Instagram

Facebook has shown it is unable to prevent advertisements hawking a variety of coronavirus products to include medical masks, test kits and even...


Mar 05, 2020, 09:00 ET CBD Levels In Products May Not Be What They Say, New Digital Citizens Alliance Research Finds

As millions of Americans increasingly rely on cannabidiol (CBD) products – to the tune of more than $1 billion in sales -- to help with pain,...


Sep 16, 2019, 09:30 ET Facebook and Google Offer Haven for Sale of Illegal Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs, Investigation Finds

Americans who rely on illegal and potentially dangerous appearance and performance enhancing drugs to improve their physical appearance or step up...


May 17, 2018, 12:00 ET Jihad Forever?: Despite Promises to Clean Up Sites, Digital Platforms Continue to Enable Terrorists to Spread Hate and Recruit, Digital Citizens Alliance Investigation Finds

After months of promises that they would stop being a megaphone for terrorists and their supporters, a new investigation has found that digital...


Apr 10, 2018, 06:30 ET Profits Before Trust: "Digital Platforms in Crisis" Report Details How Facebook, Google and Twitter Put Business Growth Ahead of Consumers

The crisis of trust facing digital platforms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter was a decade or more in the making caused by the companies'...


Mar 21, 2018, 10:00 ET Facebook's Trust Crisis: Americans Say It Has Harmed Democracy, Only 1 in 4 Believe Positive Development for Society, According to New Survey From Digital Citizens Alliance

Barraged by accusations of spreading divisive fake news and amid new allegations that it handed over personal information on up to 50 million users...


Feb 14, 2018, 10:00 ET Growing Number of State Attorneys General Alarmed over Cyber Risks from Illegal Websites

Attorneys General representing California, Texas, Virginia and 25 other states have warned consumers about the threat of websites pirating TV, film...


Nov 28, 2017, 11:32 ET Content Thieves Are Putting Porn Just One Click Away from Our Children

The Digital Citizens Alliance has launched new efforts to educate law enforcement, regulators, and parents about the dangers of pirated content....


Nov 15, 2017, 08:00 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 behave. In...


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 approach ...


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, 03:54 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 and want...


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 an...


Apr 22, 2016, 10:40 ET Digital Citizens Alliance To FCC: Set-Top Box Proposal Lacks Privacy And Cybersecurity Protections

Adopting the Federal Communications Commission's set-top box plan as proposed threatens consumers' privacy and data security, according to Digital...


Apr 20, 2016, 10:51 ET Americans Fear Privacy Intrusion from FCC Set-Top Box Proposal, According to New Survey

A controversial proposal by the Federal Communications Commission to open up the set-top box market to tech giants such as Google has Americans...


Apr 15, 2016, 03:04 ET Digital Citizens Alliance: Obama's Support for Proposed Change to Home Television Viewing is "Simply Bewildering"

Digital Citizens Alliance Executive Director Tom Galvin made the following statement after President Obama announced his support for the Federal...


Mar 31, 2016, 09:00 ET Why Are My Presidential Candidate's Ads Showing Up by Jihadist Videos on YouTube?

Ads for Presidential campaigns, as well as Super PACs supporting the candidates, are running next to videos for illegal and/or illicit products and...


Dec 16, 2015, 02:31 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 if...


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,...