Research + News | Topic: Digital Footprint
Feb 12, 2019
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.
Jan 30, 2019
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.
Jan 11, 2019
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.
Jul 9, 2018
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.
May 17, 2018
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.
Apr 17, 2018
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.
Dec 14, 2017
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.
Nov 22, 2017
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.
Aug 22, 2017
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.
Jul 27, 2017
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.