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March 14, 2017

Security, Identity and the World of Connected Cars

Now, even our vehicles – essential parts of our day-to-day lives – are connected to the internet, and while cars’ collection, storage and use of data can help make life more convenient and efficient, they also present security and privacy risks. It’s important to know what information our cars collect, how they use our data and how we can manage our privacy and identities in a growing connected car landscape.

March 10, 2017

#CyberAware: Stay Safe Online During Tax Time

#CyberAware is a family-friendly newsletter from the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). This month, we’re sharing resources to help you be safer online this tax season, tips to consider before purchasing a mobile phone for your child and recent online safety news.

February 7, 2017

The Digital Civility Index

In an effort to examine internet users’ behaviors toward and interactions with others, Microsoft recently developed the Digital Civility Index (DCI). We spoke with Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft’s chief online safety office, to learn more about the index and Microsoft’s work in promoting digital civility globally.

February 6, 2017

#ChatSTC Twitter Chat: Be the Change – Unite for a Better Internet This Safer Internet Day

Feb. 7 is Safer Internet Day, an international education and awareness-raising effort spanning more than 100 countries and led in the United States by ConnectSafely.org. Join @STOPTHNKCONNECT to discuss this initiative to make the internet and the world a better place. We’ll talk about the Day, what it means and how you can get involved in uniting for a better, kinder internet. Use #ChatSTC to join!

January 19, 2017

Announcing the Internet of Things Home Inspector Challenge

The Federal Trade Commission is hosting a prize competition called the Internet of Things Home Inspector Challenge. The FTC is asking people to come up with a technical solution to guard against security vulnerabilities in software on smart devices connected to their homes.