Consumers Want Increased Online Privacy Protections, According to an American Consumer Institute Survey

A national consumer survey conducted by the American Consumer Institute finds that the majority of consumers support stronger privacy protections.  Consumers expressed concerns about the collection and use of their personal information by tech companies like Google and Facebook, with 62% not trusting these companies with their information.  Of the 800 consumers surveyed, 33% said […]

Digital Privacy and Security to Protect It – Part 5: Social Network Headaches

This blog is my fifth in series on digital privacy and security.  Earlier, I address such topics as 1) anti-virus protections, 2) online nuisances, 3) the risks of online financial scamsand 4) unauthorized access to your communications accounts.  In this blog we will discuss how some attacks can be successful without your direct cooperation – […]

Digital Privacy and Security to Protect It — Part 2: Online Nuisances

With October 2011 marking the eighth annual National Security Month, this blog represents the second in a series of six blogs on digital privacy and security.  Our last blog addressed the importance of antivirus software in protecting you online information and security, and this blog focuses on five online and communications nuisances – spam, unsolicited […]

Online Safety: It’s Time to Stop, Think and Connect

The Internet as Wild West metaphor is one of the most overused clichés around.  But there’s a reason for that.  The Internet, especially in largely filter-less America, is a wide open space, a virtual playground of First Amendment activity.  This is a good thing, and the vibrancy of the Internet is good for consumers as […]