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Jul 30, 2015, 08:30 ET Beware Your Webcam: Digital Citizens Investigation Finds Hackers Peeking Into Bedrooms - And Profiting From It

A subset of hackers, known as "ratters," have come out of the Internet's darkest corners and are increasingly open about how they take control of...


May 19, 2015, 11:30 ET Big Business, Big Risks: New Study Finds Stolen Movie and Television Sites Pose Danger to Consumers and Their Computers

Content thieves are making millions from malicious advertising on sites sharing stolen movies and television shows while placing Internet users at...


Feb 05, 2015, 05:05 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 and...


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, 01:34 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...


Jun 17, 2014, 11:30 ET 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, 03:38 ET 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 YouTube....


Feb 18, 2014, 01:18 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 face on...


Nov 27, 2013, 11:30 ET The Young and the Giftless: Young Adults Most Vulnerable to Online Holiday Failures

The Digital Citizens Alliance is warning young adults to be extra careful when shopping online this Cyber Monday. A new poll commissioned by the...


Oct 08, 2013, 12:46 ET New Poll: Young People Using Steroids and HGH Reaching Epidemic Status

Large numbers of young people are succumbing to the pressure to win, using anabolic steroids and Human Growth Hormone to keep up athletically and...


Aug 05, 2013, 05:29 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 (PEDs)...


Jul 23, 2013, 02:48 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 athletes'...


Jul 02, 2013, 06:00 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...