Research + News | Topic: Digital Footprint

Facebook’s ‘Deeply Invasive’ Research App Draws Questions From Senate

A recent report that Facebook collected a trove of data from teens as young as 13 is sparking a new round of bipartisan scrutiny on Capitol Hill. Read the article here.

Facebook Is Paying Teens To Install A ‘Research’ App That Lets It Monitor Their Phones

Facebook has stealthily launched a service similar to Onavo Protect, its vampiric psuedo-VPN that claims to protect users’ privacy but actually collects and analyzes their data. Read the article here.

Tweets Can Haunt Teens, Young Adults Years Later

Teens and young adults commonly post things online that will come back to haunt them. Read the article here.

Experts Warn Of Teen’s Secret Digital Lives

Today’s kids are meeting strangers, some of them adults, on a variety of apps. Read the full article here.

Facebook Launches Youth Portal To Educate Teens On The Platform, How Their Data Is Being Used

Facebook has released a new Youth Portal that offers some guidance to teens on how to navigate the service, how to stay secure, while also helping them understand how their data is used. Read the article here.

Study Finds Over 3,300 Android Apps Improperly Tracking Kids

There’s little doubt that mobile apps sometimes overstep their bounds by collecting more data from kids than the law allows. Read the article here.

Teens Don’t Realize How Much Their Parents Track Them Online

More than a quarter of parents use a device to track or monitor their kids’ online activity. Read the article here.

Germany Bans Kids’ Smartwatches That Can Be Used For Eavesdropping

A German regulator has banned domestic sales of children’s smartwatches that have a listening function — warning that parents have been using the devices to secretly eavesdrop on teachers at their kids’ school. Read the article here.

College Grads Have Nothing To Hide From Employers On Social Media

A few even think of their followings as an asset to employers. Read the article here.

Over 1/3 Of Millennials In Relationships Spy On Partners’ Digital Correspondence

Devices—and their contents—are a new path to breakups. Read the report here.