The Four Tribes of Privacy Thieves

American consumers fall prey to privacy thieves with little available to protect them from these modern brigands. Distinguished by status and motivation, there are four tribes of cyber thieves – money-seeking criminals, hacktivist autocrats, aggressive nation states (notably Russia, Iran, the Koreas and China), and US government employees. Ordinary privacy criminals go where the money […]

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 […]

ONLINE WORRIES REMAIN HIGH, ACI SURVEY SHOWS; Consumers Most Concerned about Identity theft, Viruses, Privacy and Spyware

Internet consumers continue to express high concerns about online threats such as viruses, spam, and identity theft, according to a survey by the American Consumer Institute (ACI), though the level of concern was somewhat lower than expressed in last year’s survey. Topping the list, 63% of consumers saying they were “very concerned” with identity theft, […]

CONSUMER CONCERN RISES ABOUT ONLINE THREATS, ACI SURVEY SHOWS

     Identity theft, Viruses, Privacy and Spam are Top Worries     WASHINGTON, DC, September 29, 2008 – Internet consumers are growing increasingly concerned about online threats such as viruses, spam, and identity theft, according to a survey by the American Consumer Institute’s Center for Citizen Research (ACI).  Consumers also report a considerable worry […]