Research + News | Topic: Online Privacy
Apr 2, 2019
Can You Stop Your Parents Sharing Photos Of You Online?
Love it or hate it, parents have made their way on to social media, and seem to be there to stay. Read the article here.
Mar 28, 2019
What You Need To Know About The “Virtual Kidnapping” Scam Targeting Parents
Phone calls are made to the family demanding ransom money, but the scammers don’t actually have the child held hostage—they’re getting information from the parents’ social media. Read the article here.
Mar 1, 2019
TikTok: Record Fine For Video Sharing App Over Children’s Data
Short-form video sharing app TikTok has been handed the largest ever fine for a US case involving children’s data privacy. 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 14, 2019
Teens On YuBo App Ignore Risks To Gain Followers
Sharing personal information with strangers to gain new followers is a risk teenagers are taking on an app with similar features to Tinder. Read the article here.
Aug 6, 2018
Momo Challenge: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know
Parents are worried that a new challenge known as the Momo Challenge — rumored to be a suicide challenge on WhatsApp — might be the successor to the Blue Whale Challenge. Read the article here.
Jul 31, 2018
Studies Reveal Revenge Porn Survivors Suffer Similar Trauma As Sexual Assault Survivors
Nonconsensual pornography is a relatively new phenomenon that has grown substantially in the past few years and involves uploading nude or semi-nude images/videos of a person online without their consent. Read the 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.
Feb 13, 2018
This Simple Solution To Smartphone Addiction Is Now Used In Over 600 U.S. Schools
Graham Dugoni, 31, started Yondr to remind people what it’s like to live phone-free. Read the article here.