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Technical Solutions to Controversial Content Online

By Emma Morris | April 28, 2017

It’s not fake news to say that media reports have devoted much airtime and column inches to stories relating to offensive online content recently. In fact, over the last 12 ...

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Kids & the Connected Home: Privacy in the Age of Connected Dolls, Talking Dinosaurs, and Battling Robots

On December 1st, FOSI and the Future of Privacy Forum released a white paper on " Kids and the Connected Home: Privacy in the Age of Connected Dolls, Talking Dinosaurs, ...

Privacy #Online Safety #Privacy #Connected Toys

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Online Harassment: Testing the Limits of Free Speech

Few places on the Internet can claim to be free from harassment. Newspaper websites, social media platforms, online sports forums, gaming sites, and television fan comment boards deal with this ...

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The Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Roles for the Government in Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things

On June 2nd, FOSI filed comments with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the Department of Commerce in response to a request for comments on "The Benefits, Challenges, ...

Safety #Internet of Things #Privacy #Internet Safety

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Protecting Online Reputation

In April 2016, FOSI filed comments with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) of Canada about educating children on the importance of their on and off-line reputation through online ...

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"Revenge Porn": The Response to Cyber Exploitation

Revenge porn. Non-consensual sharing of intimate images. Online sexual harassment. Cyber exploitation. It doesn’t matter what you call the behaviour, the public sharing of explicit images online without the subject’s ...

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FOSI Grid

Global Research and Information Directory

The Global Resource & Information Directory (GRID) is designed to create a single, factual data source dedicated to making the Internet a safer and better place by capturing the challenges and responses to online safety issues around the world.

GRID was first launched as a program of FOSI in 2010 as the only comprehensive source of peer-reviewed online safety information on a global scale. The individual country pages provide a chronicle of research, education, legislation, and organizations active in the Internet safety space. GRID has been a platform for noteworthy initiatives and policy changes in regions throughout the world, and become a unique source of reference for all stakeholders.

To submit online safety data for your region, please email grid@fosi.org.

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