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, and Battling Robots." The paper explores the landscape of connected toys including how toys connect to platforms and servers and the variety of types of connected toys.
With the average home now having more than 10 connected devices, what can we do to keep our families and our homes safe? Here are a few practical tips to make your connected home more secure.
You can feel more confident in your child's use of technology in the classroom and at home by taking the time to understand the services they are using and how their personal data is being handled. We have three steps that can help you think about what is happening to your child's information.
Millions of people across the United States, and now globe, have become part of the Pokémon Go phenomenon. So what do you, as a parent, need to know when deciding if and how to use Pokémon Go?
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 problem. All corners of the web are impacted in some way by the scourge of vile and degrading speech aimed at public and private people alike. Eradicating this speech and creating an Internet that can be confidently used by everyone is a challenge that must be confronted by all sectors of society.
We need to help our elderly population, and provide them with easy-to-follow guidelines and best practices so that they know what to do in case they lose their smartphones or, worse yet, experience a security breach. Here are 10 smartphone and online safety tips for the seniors in your life.
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, and Potential Roles for the Government in Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things."
Learn how to set your Instagram account to private to help avoid your photos being shared publicly.
Tips for parents to help minimize the risk of identity theft of them and their child. An important online safety issue is teen identity theft. Parents should be aware of the personal information their children are sharing online.