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Consumer Action INSIDER - October 2016 The October 2016 issue of Consumer Action's monthly newsletter brings you news of a Los Angeles event in support of strong rules to protect payday borrowers, advice for those impacted by for-profit vocational school closures, information about how to file a class action lawsuit, and more. (Monday, October 03, 2016)
Five Recent Publications
Social media and online video privacy - Seminar lesson plan and class activities. This packet, only available as a PDF file, provides guidance for teachers and team leaders. It contains a detailed curriculum and classroom activities.
Watch out! Online video and your privacy (Spanish). Aunque los consumidores ahora tienen muchas más opciones sobre cómo, dónde y cuándo ver videos, también se enfrentan a nuevos riesgos para su privacidad personal. Esta publicación les advierte a los espectadores de los riesgos para la privacidad que plantea la tecnología de compartir video y streaming y ofrece pasos a seguir para protegerse.
Watch out! Online video and your privacy (Korean). 소비자들은 비디오를 보는 시간, 장소 그리고 방법에 있어서 더 많은 옵션을 가지게 된 반면에 그들의 개인 프라이버시에 대한 새로운 위험도 직면하게 되었습니다. 이 간행물은 시청자들이 비디오 스트리밍과 비디오 공유 기술에 의해 제기되는 프라이버시 문제를 인지하도록 하고 자신들을 보호하기 위해 할 수 있는 것들에 대해 설명하고 있습니다.
While consumers now have many more options for how, where and when they watch video, they also face new risks to their personal privacy. This publication makes viewers aware of the privacy issues raised by video streaming and video sharing technology as well as what they can do to protect themselves.
Watch out! Online video and your privacy (Chinese). 如今的消費者可隨意選擇要怎樣看視頻或在何時何處看視頻，但同時他們也要面對個人隱私方面的新風險。本手冊提醒消費者留意由視頻下載和視頻分享所帶來的隱私問題，和可以採取什麼措施來保護自己。 While consumers now have many more options for how, where and when they watch video, they also face new risks to their personal privacy. This publication makes viewers aware of the privacy issues raised by video streaming and video sharing technology as well as what they can do to protect themselves.
Social Media and Online Video Privacy - PowerPoint slides. The Social Media and Online Video Privacy PowerPoint training file is available for download in the "Download File" section.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Preparing Millennials to Lead in Cyberspace. Young adults, also known as millennials (ages 18 to 26), hold the key to close the cyber talent gap. Having grown up in a digital environment, millennials are well positioned for these cybersecurity careers, since they are at the stage when they need to choose a profession and will be in the workforce for several decades. This survey reviews U.S. millennials’ career interests, level of career preparedness and their online attitudes and behaviors.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Chronology of Data Breaches. Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has been tracking breaches since 2005 and publishes a Chronology of Data Breaches.
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Privacy on the Web: Is It a Losing Battle?. Privacy on the web is the topic of this article which examines online tracking, data mining and behavioral advertising.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Patient’s Guide to HIPAA. This guide explains how you can use the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to protect your medical privacy.
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